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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.

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TCO Certified for Purchasers

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 Certified for manufacturers

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.

New Sustainable IT Purchasing Guidance for Institutional Purchasers

In the fourth webinar of our 2016 Sustainable IT series, we welcomed Christina Macken, Director of Programs for the Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council in the USA, who provided a preview of their upcoming Guidance for Leadership in Sustainable Purchasing – IT Hardware – version 2.0.

20 September, 2016|Tags: , , |

A new Greenpeace survey reveals demand for sustainable smartphones

The survey shows a growing consumer demand for smartphones that are made to last, don't contain hazardous chemicals and are easily repaired and recycled.

13 September, 2016|Tags: , , |

More TCO Certified projectors as buyers drive sustainability

Casio now joins NEC and Acer in offering projectors that meet all TCO Certified life cycle criteria for socially responsible manufacturing, energy efficiency, picture quality and lower environmental impact. Buyers can now choose from 50 certified projector models.

30 August, 2016|Tags: , |

The business case for sustainable electronics

It doesn’t take a genius to see that electronics are more widely used than ever before.. Is it possible to turn the tide on e-waste?

15 June, 2016|Tags: , , |

Are your electronics as sustainable as claimed? 5 ways to be sure

Sustainability certification is more than a label slapped on a box as it rolls off the assembly line. If you want to be confident about the electronics you buy, it’s important to know that third party verification is included.

2 June, 2016|Tags: , , , |

Washington DC Summit: New Sustainable IT Purchasing Guidelines

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.

23 May, 2016|Tags: , , |