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Our work with an international group of stakeholders representing industry, buyers, subject matter experts and interest organizations is a key element of TCO Certified. Stakeholders provide input into existing processes as well as upcoming criteria drafts and focus areas. As a manufacturer, buyer, subject matter expert or supporter of sustainable IT, your participation in the stakeholder dialog is an important way to make sure your voice is part of this open process.
Criteria development news
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.
Chemsec, The International Chemical Secretariat, has withdrawn from the EU-Commission working group charged with updating the banned substances list in RoHS.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
Criteria in TCO Certified are routinely updated every three years, in line with new technologies and sustainability challenges. In 2015 we are planning to launch the next generation of TCO Certified. Preliminary work has begun to assess potential criteria and structural updates.
TCO Certified criteria are typically reviewed and updated every two years. As criteria are updated, we also phase out older versions of TCO Certified. We have several criteria documents that will expire this year.
TCO Development is evaluating an update of the non-halogenated substances requirement in TCO Certified. Following a pre-study, we are now publishing a pre-draft for stakeholder comment. The purpose of the proposed update is to increase the knowledge of chemical substances with regards to their human and environmental impacts and to drive a shift towards less hazardous alternatives.
In a step forward for sustainable IT, product certification organization TCO Development announces the first products to meet a new certification for computer displays containing a minimum of 85% post consumer recycled plastics.