Finding sustainable I.T.

New function makes it easier to find and buy sustainable I.T. products

Katie Hill - Editor-in-Chief, My Green Pod

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Published: 27 December 2020

This Article was Written by: Katie Hill - My Green Pod

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An online database has been extended to help people make more sustainable and informed product choices when buying I.T. products.

An online database has been extended to help people make more sustainable and informed product choices when buying I.T. products.

TCO Development, the organisation behind TCO Certified, now includes measurable sustainability performance data for certified products on its Product Finder database.

With the new subscription feature, organisations receive notifications from Product Finder on certified products that meet individually predefined sustainability parameters.

Available data on certified products include:

  • Percentage of post-consumer recycled plastic content
  • Energy consumption
  • Battery cycles
  • Weight, size, resolution and more
  • A feature that calculates use phase CO2 emissions and energy costs

‘With the subscription function, purchasers can be at the frontline of sustainable procurement, staying up to date with the latest certified models.’

CLARE HOBBY
Purchaser Engagement Manager at TCO Development

Certification for I.T.

TCO Certified is the leading global sustainability certification for computers, mobile devices and other IT products. 3,500 product models are already certified.

When a product is certified according to the criteria in TCO Certified, which also includes an independent verification system, specific data are generated.

Through Product Finder, data become available to purchasing organisations of certified products and can be used in their decision making, communication and sustainability reporting.


‘Independent verification organisations we work with spend more than 20,000 hours per year verifying that products and their manufacturing facilities comply with the criteria in TCO Certified. This comprehensive verification system makes TCO Certified the most robust and reliable certification available for I.T. products.’

CLARE HOBBY
Purchaser Engagement Manager at TCO Development

Criteria in TCO Certified are updated every three years in order to stay current with technical development and the most pressing sustainability challenges. This way, purchasers can be sure that using TCO Certified has a direct sustainability impact.

‘With more than 3,500 certified products, purchasers can use TCO Certified with confidence, knowing they have a direct impact on the sustainability for many of the IT products they source.’

CLARE HOBBY
Purchaser Engagement Manager at TCO Development

Click here to search for certified products and subscribe to product data. 

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