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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.

Closing the sustainability gap in public procurement

Listen to our webinar, “Closing the sustainability gap in public procurement”, were we explore opportunities, dispel myths, identify gaps and effective solutions in the current approach to sustainability and procurement in public sector. A case study from Sweden are discussed as well as the vital role of public purchasers in driving positive change.

18 May, 2016|Tags: , , |

Are Your Electronics Socially Responsible?

Some problems that plague IT production – like blocked fire exits or malfunctioning safety equipment – are relatively easy to solve. But the issues go much deeper. From migrant workers who have to pay for the privilege of serving as modern-day forced labor, to using student workers for menial tasks under the guise of education, to extreme overtime — the human costs of IT manufacturing can be staggering.

3 May, 2016|Tags: , , |

Use labels and certifications to reach environmental goals

As the leaders from 170 countries gathered in Paris to confirm their targets for reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, the chair of the Global Ecolabelling Network (GEN), Bjorn-Erik Lonn, says that over 50 countries and territories already have an existing tool which can help.

28 April, 2016|Tags: , , |

Mobile devices meet new sustainability criteria in TCO Certified

During March-April, 26 models of notebook computers and tablets have met the new, advanced sustainability criteria in TCO Certified, the third party sustainability certification for IT products.

20 April, 2016|Tags: , |

Sustainability lacking in public purchasing

A new report from Sweden, Sustainable public procurement - from rhetoric to practice, takes a closer look at sustainable purchasing in the public sector and examines some common myths associated with including sustainability factors in the process.

18 April, 2016|Tags: , |

TCO Certified – Verification Rounds 2016

Verification of compliance is an important feature of TCO Certified. During 2016, we will be conducting quality assurance verification rounds at the product, factory and brand levels.

12 April, 2016|Tags: , , |