Representatives from TCO Development will be attending a number of events this spring. Bring your sustainable IT questions and let us know if you’ll be there
Increasingly purchasers are demanding more transparency into the environmental and social impacts of the IT products they buy. They’re also uniquely positioned to affect positive change at a scale that can transform markets. That is why new US guidelines for sustainable purchasing of IT and other products will be discussed this week at theSustainable Purchasing Leadership Council (SPLC) annual summit, in Washington, DC May 24 – 26.
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.
Every year public sector purchasers from across Europe meet at EcoProcura to focus on sustainability in public purchasing. This year’s event will focus on innovation, new legislation and creating enhanced value through sustainable purchasing practices.
TCO Development will be on site at the IFA electronics trade show in Berlin September 5-10 and this year we are also proud to support the 2014 IFA DisplaySearch Business Conference - Improving Today’s Displays and Creating the Next Generation of Devices.
The development of sustainable infrastructure is a key challenge of an increasing global trend toward urbanization. Efficient systems for energy, waste, green buildings and transport are critical for the growth of “Smart Cities”, along with a sustainable IT infrastructure to support them. ICLEI’s Global Town Hall @ Meropolitan Solutions in Hannover April 7-11 offers a platform for municipalities, experts and the private sector to share experiences and innovations in smart, sustainable infrastructure.
These days it's almost impossible to know which electronics products are sustainably designed and are made under conditions where workers are treated fairly. That's why there's TCO Certified.
The Conference on Socially Responsible IT Procurement, in Schwerin, Germany on February 20-21, is one of the most important events for those interested in including social responsibility demands in the procurement of IT products. TCO Development has been invited to discuss the social responsibility criteria of TCO Certified and the effects that we have seen these requirements to have thus far.
The Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, February 24-27, is one of the world’s most important venues for the IT and Telecom Industry. TCO Development will be on hand to discuss sustainability issues related to IT and mobile products.
In conjunction with Eco Now on October 11, TCO Development and Fairphone hosted a live webcast on how we’re working to bring about positive change in the working conditions of IT manufacturing.