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TCO Certified Smartphones 

TCO Certified Smartphones brings the strength of the TCO Certified sustainability certification to smartphones, ensuring that our most mobile devices are designed for environmental, social and economic responsibility.

For buyers, TCO Certified Smartphones offers you an easier way to identify devices that reflect sustainability principles throughout the product life cycle, making it easier to meet your organization’s sustainable IT goals.

For manufacturers, TCO Certified Smartphones offers you an independently verified way of demonstrating your commitment to sustainably designed and manufactured products as well as meeting customer needs for sustainable mobile solutions.

Here you can find complete information on the criteria in TCO Certified Smartphones along with all certification documents and information for manufacturers on how to apply.

Criteria in TCO Certified Smartphones

As with all TCO Certified products, a TCO Certified smartphone must meet requirements in the following areas:

  • Socially responsible manufacturing
  • Environment
  • Ergonomics /health & safety

We’ve also added some requirements specifically for smartphones, including:

  • Surfaces that do not release nickel – reducing the risk of allergic reaction
  • Supply of a headset
  • Minimization of phthalates – a human health and environmental risk
  • Batteries must be replaceable and free from lead, cadmium and mercury
  • Multiple requirements for display and image performance

For detailed information, download the TCO Certified Smartphones criteria document.

Looking to buy TCO Certified smartphones?

Our purchaser support team is ready to help you include TCO Certified as part of your smartphone requirements. Contact Maria Sjölund for more information.

For manufacturers – certify your smartphones

To certify your products to TCO Certified Smartphones, please refer to the criteria document below and contact one of our accredited test and verification facilities to coordinate a test of your product(s).

For assistance with the certification process or to contact a test and verification facility, contact Niclas Rydell, Director, Product Certification.

Documents, resources

Criteria document – TCO Certified Smartphones
TCO Certified Package Document - to be included with each certified product shipped.
List of accredited test and verification facilities – for product testing
Application form – TCO Certified 
Price List – TCO Certified

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