The TCO Certification is a sustainability certification for IT products in offices and data centers as well as a life cycle criteria and independent verification.
Certified products must meet comprehensive environmental and social criteria throughout the life cycle. For instance, factories where certified products are made must follow criteria on working hours, working environment and wages. Products must meet criteria for energy efficiency, ergonomic design and limited hazardous substance content.
The organization behind TCO Certified is TCO Development, who works globally to ensure all IT products have an environmentally and socially responsible life cycle.