New guide advises on sustainable IT procurement

Posted on Sep 7 2017 - 9:32am by Tayla Ansell
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TCO Development has launched a guide for sustainable purchasing of IT products. 

A Guide to Sustainable IT Purchasing with TCO Certified provides practical advice to organisations on how to implement more sustainable purchasing practices connected to IT products such as computers, laptops, tablets, smartphones, headsets and monitors.

By using TCO Certified, purchasing organisations can help drive increased environmental and social responsibility from IT brands.

Sören Enholm, CEO at TCO Development, said: “Our follow-up shows that social nonconformities in manufacturing have been reduced as a direct result of TCO Certified criteria for IT products. 16 brands had together almost 60 nonconformities in the factories reviewed in 2013. In 2016, only 16 nonconformities were reported at those same facilities. These improvements are the result and our motivation to continue to drive the development of a more sustainable life cycle for IT products.”

For the full guide, visit: http://tcocertified.com/files/materials/2017-a-guide-to-sustainable-it-purchasing.pdf

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