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Wednesday, December 01 2021 - 19:00
Now available: More sustainable IT products
STOCKHOLM, Dec. 1, 2021 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ --

Today is the launch of TCO Certified generation 9, a significant next step 
toward more sustainable IT products. IT purchasers get access to a wide range 
of certified computers, displays and other products – proven to comply with 
stricter criteria for socially responsible manufacturing, circularity and safer 

Today's launch of TCO Certified, generation 9 [ ]intensifies global efforts for more 
sustainability, accountability, and transparency in IT supply chains. Updated 
sustainability criteria help purchasing organizations select the most 
responsibly designed and manufactured product models, as verified by 
independent experts. 

"Moving toward a future where IT products are truly sustainable requires 
constant improvement. TCO Certified, generation 9 deals with some of today's 
most crucial sustainability challenges. Purchasers gain more influence in the 
supply chain and can prove their impact," says Soren Enholm, CEO of TCO 
Development, the organization behind TCO Certified.

TCO Certified, generation 9 comes with new Sustainability Performance 
Indicators (SPIs). Data is gathered and is verified by independent experts 
which reduces the risk of greenwash. The SPIs also help organizations make more 
informed purchasing decisions and measure the true sustainability impact of 
their IT products.  

Updated social responsibility criteria require transparency about which 
sub-suppliers manufacturers use, allowing purchasing organizations to get their 
voice further into the supply chain. Criteria for safer chemicals are expanded 
to also cover process chemicals. This helps purchasers protect the health and 
safety of workers.  

Generation 9 also builds on the progress of previous generations to enable 
circular IT solutions, now with more ambitious criteria aimed at extending the 
life of IT products and reducing e-waste. 

"Purchasers specifying TCO Certified in procurement get access to brand new 
ways of influencing their supply chains, and the impact is measurable. More and 
more purchasers demand sustainably manufactured IT products and we've already 
seen a great interest in TCO Certified, generation 9," Soren Enholm concludes.

The first certified products will be presented at a digital launch event today 
], and are listed at TCO Development's Product Finder [ ].

Toward sustainable IT products
TCO Certified is the world-leading sustainability certification for IT 
products. It is an easy-to-use tool that helps you get environmental and social 
sustainability right. Criteria are mandatory, tough, and apply globally. 

Compliance is always independently verified.

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Contact: Soren Enholm, +46 8 525 097 01

Source: TCO Development