TCO Development works to ensure that users of IT and office equipment have excellent products with a high degree of usability, while keeping environmental impact to a minimum. By means of the TCO labelling system, we are able to influence the development of products in this direction.
The TCO labelling system makes it easy to choose IT and office equipment that is designed for the benefit of both the user and the environment.
Third Party Certification - With criteria documents in the forefront and strict testing procedures conducted by independent test laboratories, the quality of the label is guaranteed.
User-Centred - The criteria documents are set in consultation with users, manufacturers, researchers and other experts.
A Global Standard - TCO labelling is internationally recognised and products bearing the TCO label can be found throughout the world. Approximately half of all displays in the world are TCO-labelled.
The label takes legislation as well as voluntary agreements into consideration, but we often set stricter requirements to the benefit of users and the environment. The TCO label is independent of manufacturers and professional and industrial organizations. Thanks to our environmental requirements, TCO-labelled IT products are prioritised in many countries for public procurements.
TCO Labelling Produces Results - Since 1992, the TCO labelling system for displays has contributed to improved picture quality and visual ergonomics, reduced electromagnetic fields, lower energy consumption and a reduction in the use of environmentally hazardous substances.
The Scope of the TCO Label - Since 1992, a total of approximately 70 different brands have had the TCO label applied to one or more of their products. During 2007, 460 products were certified with some of our labels. Approximately half of all displays in the world are TCO-labelled.
Our Origins - The company has its origins in TCO, Tjänstemännens Centralorganisation (the Swedish Confederation of Professional Employees), which at the beginning of the 1980s noted an increase in health problems among office employees. Problems related to poorly designed IT equipment brought about the creation of the TCO labelling system.
The Organization Today - Today, TCO Development is a limited company owned by TCO. The head office in Stockholm employs 15 staff. We have regional representatives in the USA, Taiwan, Germany, Austria and Norway. Our international network consists of strategic partners, experts, users and scientists.
TCO Development is a member of GEN, the Global Eco-labelling Network.Back to top