STOCKHOLM, May 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ -- With organizations and buyers under pressure to pay attention to sustainable purchasing, there continues to be increased interest in more sustainable IT products. During March, a record number of products were certified according to the TCO Certified sustainability certification. More certified products make it easier for shoppers to make more sustainable choices.
IT products contribute significantly to global greenhouse gas emissions. With improvements in design, manufacturing, technology and user behavior it is possible to limit the impact. TCO Certified is the world's leading sustainability certification for IT products and a tool that helps buyers and purchasing organizations get sustainability right. Demand for more sustainable IT products remains high. When buyers around the world request sustainable criteria, the signal to the IT industry kicks off the process, displaying the number of new certified products.
Up to 122 new product models were certified during March. That's a new all-time high in a separate month since the TCO Certified, Generation 9 launch month. The 122 product models come from 10 different brand owners. Displays and notebooks are the most popular product categories, followed by desktop computers and headsets. In total, there are now around 4,000 TCO Certified products.
"This is good news for everyone who really wants to make more sustainable decisions. Behind all certifications are more than 10,000 hours a year in developing criteria. Additionally, every year, accredited experts spend more than 20,000 hours to product testing and supply chain assessments to ensure compliance and reduce the risk of greenwashing," said Sören Enholm, CEO of TCO Development, the organization behind TCO Certified.
All certified products and information about them can be found in the Product Finder. Report Generator (beta) helps organizations estimate their sustainability impact, including product carbon footprint, when using TCO Certified in IT hardware procurement specifications.
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About TCO Certified The organization behind the TCO Certified sustainability certification is TCO Development. Our vision is that all IT products should have an environmentally and socially sustainable life cycle. Science-based criteria and independent verification of compliance help us track and accelerate progress over time.
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