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.

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TCO Development - Certify Your IT-Products

Manufacturers: Certify your products

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

Certify your products
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.

Webinar on-demand. New Generation TCO Certified

In case you missed the April 8 stakeholder webinar discussing the new generation TCO Certified, you're now able to view it on demand. Experts Niclas Rydell and Emma Nolte from TCO Development present the draft criteria which are currently open for comment.

April webinars, workshops – New Generation TCO Certified

During 2015 we will be introducing a new generation TCO Certified. Every three years we review the criteria in TCO Certified in line with new technologies and sustainability challenges associated with the life cycle of electronics.

Sweden – a paradigm shift in public purchasing

Following last year’s general election, Sweden’ s new government is exploring strategic ways to increase the focus on sustainability public purchasing.

Now Open for Comment – Draft of New Generation TCO Certified

During 2015 we will be introducing a new generation TCO Certified, beginning with the publication of draft criteria in March. Focus of the new version will continue to be environmental, social and economic sustainability throughout the product life cycle.

Testing the Testers – Round Robin Product Verification

In part 2 of the Behind TCO Certified series, we looked at how third party product testing and verification takes place. Equally important is to ensure that the third parties doing product testing are doing so using consistent test methods and producing consistent outcomes. Round Robin testing between facilities is one way TCO Development carries out this quality assurance. Here we take a closer look.

Certificate Cancellation

TCO Development has cancelled a certificate for computer displays manufactured under the HCL brand. The reason for the cancellation is that the required report from an annual third party factory audit has not been received.

Report – Bank’s Successful Model for Sustainable IT Purchasing

Swedbank’s values-based, risk assessment approach to IT purchasing led to choice of TCO Certified as sustainability criteria in their purchase of 10 000 notebook computers.

IT industry has the ability to phase out hazardous substances

Chemsec, The International Chemical Secretariat, has withdrawn from the EU-Commission working group charged with updating the banned substances list in RoHS. It’s unfortunate that the working group has lost Chemsec as a member, as they have been instrumental in presenting concrete solutions to phasing out well-known hazardous substances contained in electronic