Join us in Brussels on December 4th 2018, for the launch of TCO Certified, generation 8.

In this latest generation of sustainability criteria for IT products, TCO Certified will help purchasers and industry take a more circular approach in progressing toward a socially and environmentally responsible product life cycle.

Join us for this live launch event and learn from world leading experts in the field.

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Implemented in

  • Africa
  • Asia / Pacific
  • Europe and Central Asia
  • Latin America / Caribbean
  • Middle East
  • North America

Led by

Sectors of activity
Consumer Goods, Buildings and construction, Waste, incl. Chemicals, Public Procurement

Type of initiative
Capacity Building & Implementation, Education & Awareness Raising, Policy Frameworks & Tools

Type of lead actor
Scientific and Technical

Shared by

Clare Hobby

Global Outreach and Communications

TCO Development

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Objectives are to drive further progress toward a sustainable life cycle for IT products.

For purchasers - a leadership, independent certification they can use as a tool in their contracting to specify IT products that are designed in accordance with social /supply chain and environmentally responsible principles. Compliance with all criteria is independently verified, at the product, factory and brand owner levels.

For the IT industry - a structured, independently verified set of criteria that help guide more responsible production and facilitate meeting purchaser sustainability needs. Certifying products is also a validation of sustainability claims and progress.


As collected through the One Planet Reporting

No activities have yet been reported under this initiative

Impact and Results

TCO Certified generation 8, will allow for the IT product ecosystem, including purchasers and the industry, to take the next significant steps toward a more circular, sustainable pattern of production and consumption.

Among the expected impacts are:
- More responsible supply chains
- Reduction in the use of hazardous chemicals in plastics and plasticizers, along with greater use of safer substitutions.
- Extended usable life of IT products
- Reduced e-waste
- Support for SDG 12 - Sustainable Production and Consumption

Next steps and how to get involved

Join the launch on December 4th, in Brussels.
Register here: