About TCO Certified
With 25 years of experience, TCO Certified is the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products. Our comprehensive criteria are designed to drive social and environmental responsibility throughout the product life cycle. Covering eight product categories including displays, computers and mobile devices, compliance is independently verified, both pre and post certification. Together we drive progress toward sustainable IT products.
1. Highlight how TCO Certified impacts ethical and social concerns?
For over 25 years, TCO Certified has helped drive IT products and their manufacturing in a more sustainable direction. While environmental factors like energy efficiency are continuing priorities, there’s definitely growing concern about social responsibility and human rights in the supply chain.
In TCO Certified we offer a broad set of leadership criteria that cover both environmental and social issues. Specifically we look at working conditions in the supply chain, focusing on industry implementation of codes of conduct in the supply chain. These criteria address worker health and safety, working hours and non-discrimination among other factors. We also have criteria in place designed to reduce the usage of minerals from conflict-affected regions.
Our criteria are backed up by independent verification of compliance and that factory non-conformities are corrected.