- Asia / Pacific
- Europe and Central Asia
- Latin America / Caribbean
- Middle East
- North America
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
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.