Two and a half billion people use smartphones daily. Did you know that smartphones are connected to conflicts and violence because of minerals such as tin, tantalum, tungsten and gold? These minerals are often called conflict minerals since they are mined in conflict-affected areas where human rights abuses are common.
This year we’re launching the next generation of TCO Certified - generation 8. To start with, we’re publishing the criteria draft, which is now open for stakeholder comment, until May 31.
2.5 billion people are smartphone users today. Still, smartphones are lagging behind computers in terms of sustainability. Why, and how can this be addressed? Join us on March 21 for a learning webinar where we’ll discuss the current status of sustainability for smartphones. We will cover social and environmental sustainability issues throughout the product life cycle.
Webinar on-demand: Closing the gap – the role of purchasers in driving a more socially responsible IT supply chain
Listen to our first webinar of the year where we discussed our supply chain responsibility findings from 2017 and what they mean for you as an IT purchaser.
AV buyers will now have an easier time to make more sustainable choices, as market leader Epson is the latest to achieve the TCO Certified designation, for 45 of their professional projector models.
#CircularElectronicsDay highlights the fact that 50 million metric tons of IT products and other electronics are discarded around the world every year. The waste contains both valuable metals and hazardous substances that are often released into nature and affect human health.
Björn-Erik Lönn, chair of Global Ecolabelling Network and Sören Enholm, CEO of TCO Development, point out the way forward towards the circular economy.
For over 25 years, TCO Certified has developed solutions for driving social and environmental responsibility in IT products and their manufacture. This year, we celebrate 25 years of working with sustainable IT products.
By setting relevant sustainability criteria, purchasing organisations can help drive increased environmental and social responsibility in the market.
At the City of Vetlanda, Sweden, environmental, social and ethical criteria are an important part of our purchasing program. These priorities are reflected in our current purchasing policies. In our latest Chromebook tender, we decided to use TCO Certified to bridge the gap between our limited resources as a public entity and the expertise required to set relevant criteria and verify IT product compliance.