- 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.
Criteria draft - March - June 2018
Industry application period - September-November 2018
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.