The New Generation of TCO
Certified has now launched!



We continue to focus on environmental and social
sustainability in all phases of the IT product life cycle


TCO Development

TCO Development

TCO Development

TCO Development helps your organization integrate sustainable IT as part of an overall sustainability strategy. Our sustainability certification for IT products – TCO Certified – offers your business or organization a way to reduce your environmental impact as well as improve your work environments and efficiency.

TCO Certified - Choose Sustainable IT-Products

Buyers: Choose Sustainable IT Products

Using TCO Certified is an easy way to make sure the electronics you buy help you meet your sustainability goals.

TCO Development - Certify Your IT-Products

Manufacturers: Certify your products

Gain access to purchasing contracts that require sustainability specifications and third party verification.

As an international sustainability certification, TCO Certified helps meet the needs of professional buyers as well as the IT industry; offering a way for buyers to choose sustainably designed IT products, and providing a structure for helping industry meet the growing demand for environmental and social responsibility throughout the product life cycle.

We can help:

  • Your organization to include and verify sustainability criteria when buying IT products.
  • Your organization work toward reduced negative social and environmental effects of IT products.
  • IT-manufacturers meet current and future sustainability demands.
  • Provide a platform for your organization to achieve concrete sustainability outcomes.
  • Niklas Egels-Zandén

Presentation: Niklas Egels-Zandén on Social Responsibility

We will be publishing on-demand versions of the presentations from Sustainable IT Summit 2015. In part 3, Niklas Egels-Zandén take a closer look at the issue of social responsibility in the supply chain.
27 November, 2015|Tags: , |
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Presentation: Introduction to GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals

We will be publishing on-demand versions of the presentations from Sustainable IT Summit 2015 in 3 parts. In part 2, Dr. Mark Rossi from US-based Clean Production Action provides an overview of GreenScreen for Safer Chemicals
25 November, 2015|Tags: , , |
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Presentation: The New Generation TCO Certified

We will be publishing on-demand versions of the presentations from Sustainable IT Summit 2015 in 3 parts. First out is Niclas Rydells presentation about The New Generation TCO Certified.
23 November, 2015|Tags: , , |
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We want to make Sustainable IT easier.

Each year about 50 million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide. Only about 13% is recycled in a responsible way. We at TCO Development work every day for positive change in Sustainable IT, including issues

19 November, 2015|Tags: , |
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Environmental & social responsibility at Sustainable IT Summit

Learning how to drive social and environmental responsibility in the IT space was in focus when IT buyers, manufacturers and other stakeholders gathered in Stockholm on November 11 at TCO Development’s inaugural Sustainable IT Summit.
17 November, 2015|Tags: , , |
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Now open – New Generation TCO Certified

Beginning November 11, electronics brands and purchasers will be able to take the next step in sustainable IT. The new generation of TCO Certified has now launched and is open for brands to certify their products and for purchasers to choose products that help them reduce environmental and social risks commonly connected to IT hardware. First to certify product include displays from Eizo, Dell, Lenovo, LG and Samsung, headsets from Plantronics and a notebook from Lenovo.
11 November, 2015|Tags: , , |
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New Generation TCO Certified – information on how to certify

Now that the pre-test period for the New Generation TCO Certified is open, many of you have asked how to apply. We're including some general information here that we hope you find helpful.
13 October, 2015|Tags: , |
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Comparing Fairphone and TCO Certified is slightly misleading

It's a positive development to see initiatives on the market that aim to make the IT industry more sustainable. The product certification TCO Certified and the manufacturer Fairphone both offer the possibility of choosing smartphones that take social and environmental aspects into consideration. However, the report that compares Fairphone side-by-side to TCO Certified Smartphones is somewhat misleading.
2 October, 2015|Tags: , , , |