We will be publishing on-demand versions of the presentations from Sustainable IT Summit 2015 in 3 parts. First out is Niclas Rydells presentation about The New Generation TCO Certified.
Each year about 50 million tons of e-waste is generated worldwide. Only about 13% is recycled in a responsible way. We at TCO Development work every day for positive change in Sustainable IT, including issues like chemical use, e-waste, energy consumption and socially responsible manufacturing.
That’s why we’re launching a campaign for a Better
TCO Development today launched the latest generation TCO Certified sustainability certification for IT products. The revision includes new criteria for reducing hazardous non-halogenated flame retardant substances and replacing them with safer alternatives. First to certify product include displays from Eizo, Dell, Lenovo, LG and Samsung, headsets from Plantronics and a notebook from Lenovo.
Beginning November 11, electronics brands and purchasers will be able to take the next step in sustainable IT. The new generation of TCO Certified has now launched and is open for brands to certify their products and for purchasers to choose products that help them reduce environmental and social risks commonly connected to IT hardware. First to certify product include displays from Eizo, Dell, Lenovo, LG and Samsung, headsets from Plantronics and a notebook from Lenovo.
It's a positive development to see initiatives on the market that aim to make the IT industry more sustainable. The product certification TCO Certified and the manufacturer Fairphone both offer the possibility of choosing smartphones that take social and environmental aspects into consideration. However, the report that compares Fairphone side-by-side to TCO Certified Smartphones is somewhat misleading.
‘How can each of us change the world?’ That’s the question 19 greek street seeks to answer in its usual quirky and eclectic manner with its most experimental exhibition yet, The Art of Progress. During London Design Festival 2015, the gallery will explore how we can all reconsider our consumer habits and make more ethical, sustainable choices in design, but also fashion, food, electronics and more.
In this generation of TCO Certified, we're moving to a new approach to reducing the content of hazardous substances in the products we certify
On July 8, we’re announcing New Generation TCO Certified draft criteria for seven additional product categories. Criteria for all product categories focus on sustainability throughout the product life cycle phases: manufacturing, use and end of life.
When it comes to electronics, it’s not easy for professional buyers and consumers alike to know which products are designed for the environment and manufactured under fair working conditions. Poor conditions for factory workers is a widespread problem in the electronics industry and buyers want to know how they can choose products that are designed and made fairly
In a new report released by the United Nations University, global electronic waste has reached record high levels. 41.8 metric tonnes of e-waste was generated in 2014, fuelling concerns about the growing risks to public health, resource conservation and the environment.