The First Sustainability Certification for Smartphones Will Focus on Manufacture and Environment with Social Responsibility

The new certification was recently launched by TCO Development, an independent organization with over twenty years’ experience of sustainability certifications for IT products. Criteria in TCO Certified Smartphones are developed from a life cycle perspective, including requirements for socially responsible manufacturing practices and the reduction of hazardous material content and health/safety. Compliance with all criteria is verified by an independent, accredited third party.
The goal of TCO Certified Smartphones is to place higher sustainability demands on smartphones and make it easier for smartphone buyers to choose sustainably designed devices.
The fact that smartphone buyers want certified, responsibly produced devices has a direct effect on how smartphones are manufactured. Consumers have influence in how these products are made.
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