– About TCO Certified

Make the sustainable choice easy with TCO Certified

TCO Certified is the world’s most comprehensive sustainability certification for IT products, helping you make responsible product choices that drive the industry in a sustainable direction. Using TCO Certified also supports your organization’s efforts to reduce risk and take the next step in social and environmental responsibility.

Sustainability certification for IT products in offices and data centers

TCO Certified is trusted by organizations worldwide. It is available for 11 product categories: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors, headsets, network equipment, data storage products and servers.

Life cycle criteria and independent verification

Comprehensive criteria drive social and environmental sustainability throughout the IT product life cycle. Compliance is independently verified, both pre and post certification.

Sustainable IT purchasing with TCO Certified

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Sustainable IT purchasing with TCO Certified

Let your purchasing strategy be a driver for sustainable development.

ASK FOR TCO CERTIFIED
Let’s get your procurement questions answered!

Join one of our free TCO Certified Basics for Purchasers tutorials.

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Criteria that challenge the IT industry

Certified products must meet comprehensive environmental and social criteria throughout the life cycle. For instance, factories where certified products are made must follow criteria on working hours, working environment and wages. Products must meet criteria for energy efficiency, ergonomic design and limited hazardous substance content.

11 product categories

TCO Certified is available for office IT products: displays, notebooks, tablets, smartphones, desktops, all-in-one PCs, projectors, headsets, and data center products: network equipment, data storage products and servers.

Independent verification of compliance

Independent, accredited organizations verify that factories and products comply with all criteria in TCO Certified. Verification is done both before and after the certificate is issued, covering the entire validity period. The process also includes ensuring that corrective actions are implemented in all cases of factory non-conformities. Verification organizations are reviewed regularly, to ensure that the test results are reliable and consistent.

A third-party certification compliant with ISO 14024

TCO Certified is a third-party certification independent of the IT industry and buyers. TCO Certified meets the requirements of ISO 14024 Ecolabel Type 1 and has been approved by the Global Ecolabelling Network. All verification is carried out in by independent verification organizations in accordance with ISO 17025, the international standard for competence requirements applied to testing and calibration laboratories.