STOCKHOLM, Sept. 10, 2012 /CNW/ - TCO Development today announced the first displays to meet the latest TCO Certified sustainability certification, including CSR factors along with environmental and usability requirements that enable IT purchasers to choose computer displays that meet new TCO Certified criteria for socially responsible manufacturing.
Concern for ethical manufacturing in IT is growing. Considering the recent Apple / Foxxconn revelations of inadequate working conditions and subsequent social audit, TCO Development believes the problem is industry-wide.
Stephen Fuller, responsible for the CSR-criteria in TCO Certified, comments: "The IT-industry needs to improve its social commitment in manufacturing. However, since introducing our CSR requirements we see a clear increase in brands engaging in CSR practices at their facilities."
Sören Enholm, CEO at TCO Development, adds: "Private and public sector organizations want sustainable IT solutions. They need to know that IT products they buy with environmental features don't present a trade-off in the working conditions where they are manufactured. We encourage all IT purchasers to make sure they request TCO Certified products from their vendors."
For purchasers wanting to make sustainable IT choices, TCO Certified provides the confidence that all product models are third-party verified. Manufacturer CSR actions, including progress toward meeting ILO and UN conventions, are verified by social audits and engagement in programs such as SA8000 and EICC. The TCO Development database offers a complete listing of all certified products.
The criteria of TCO Certified ensure that the manufacture, use and recycling of IT products is carried out with regard to environmental, social and economic considerations. The program is a useful tool for professional buyers, making sustainable IT purchasing easier.
About TCO Development
TCO Development is the organisation behind TCO Certified, the third party sustainability certification for IT products, and has been an international driver in the field of Sustainable IT for 20 years. Professional IT purchasers worldwide choose TCO Certified products as part of their sustainable IT strategy. Products achieving TCO Certified meet a broad series of criteria to ensure that manufacturing, use and recycling is carried out with consideration for environmental, social and economic responsibility. Product categories include notebooks, desktops, All-in-One PCs, tablets, projectors, displays and headsets. TCO Development is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional presence in North America and Asia.
SOURCE: TCO Development
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