25 Years of Innovation Marks a Global Milestone for Sustainable IT Products

STOCKHOLM, September 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ --

 - For over 25 years, TCO Certified has developed solutions for driving social and environmental responsibility in IT products and their manufacture.  

In late 2018 we will launch a new generation of TCO Certified, a tool for driving the IT industry in a more sustainable direction. "Together with buyers and other global stakeholders, with the next generation of TCO Certified we want to take the next steps in driving a sustainable life cycle for IT products", comments Soren Enholm, CEO, TCO Development.

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In each generation of TCO Certified the criteria are enhanced and developed, including pre and post certification verification. In this way, TCO Certified helps ensure that more socially and environmentally sustainable IT products are available on the market. "Buyers hold they key to the development of sustainable IT products. Without buyer demand, the criteria in TCO Certified will not have the same impact on sustainability" continues Enholm.

The success story of TCO Certified began in 1992 as a tool for moving the IT industry to develop computer displays that were safer, and more energy efficient. "TCO Certified is today the global leader and has been a driver in pushing for progress in the sustainability of the IT product life cycle in a rapidly changing market" says Bjorn-Erik Lonn, Chair of Global Ecolabelling Network, GEN, the organization for independent lifecycle based environmental certifications.

Since then, the certification has grown to meet new environmental and social challenges. More than 10 600 product models from over 400 manufacturers have been certified. TCO Certified is available in eight IT product categories, including notebooks. "We are proud of the contributions we have made, from energy efficiency to groundbreaking work in supply chain responsibility and reducing hazardous content in IT products" concludes Enholm. The next generation TCO Certified will mark a new milestone toward a sustainable life cycle for IT products.

About TCO Certified 

TCO Certified is a sustainability certification for IT products, helping organizations around the world make responsible product choices. For 25 years we have provided solutions for reducing risk and meeting sustainability challenges connected to electronics. TCO Certified includes life cycle criteria for environmental and social responsibility and independent verification of product, factory and brand owner compliance, both pre and post certification.

Contact: Cassandra Julin, press@tcodevelopment.com, +46702866861




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