both high performing and sustainable

clappergappawpawUrban and Civil

Nov 16, 2013 (3 years and 11 months ago)

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Influencing IT
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products towards being
both high performing and
sustainable


Emma Sjögren, TCO Development

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Mission


Influence product development towards high quality
sustainable

products










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It should be easy to choose technology designed
for both usability and the environment

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Background

TCO Certified


Multi attribute


Environment, social
responsibility, safety, quality and usability



Third party testing
at accredited
laboratories



Global


used all over the world



Updates
every other year



Influence


over 50% of all displays
worldwide are TCO certified



Who are we to decide what is good enough?


Close collaboration

with users, experts, producers
when developing the new standards

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We represent 1.3 million Swedish office workers as well as
IT users all over the world


Based on scientific user studies


Where is it used?


Public procurements in
Europe


Recommended in
47 states in the US


Appointed in

OECD

environmental strategy


United Nations
commission for sustainable
development







Why labeled products?


Optional labeling with TCO has contributed to

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Avoiding 50 000 000 kg of hazardous flame retardant materials

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Energy savings of 25 terawatt hours per year

(2006)

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Electrostatic fields of displays removed

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Electric and electromagnetic fields reduced more than 10 times



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Striking a balance


Aiming for both high usability and
sustainability


High usability is an environmental aspect!


Tradeoffs


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Sustainability





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Design and production


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Social responsibility


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Hazardous substances


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Use/energy consumption


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End
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of
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life management



Take back



Recycling



Packaging




Going Beyond Green


Usability





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High performance




Picture and sound quality


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Ergonomic design


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Health and safety





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Contents “Sustainability”


Social Responsibility



Improve working conditions



throughout the supply chain





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Take back system



Reduce the large amounts of



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waste worldwide

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Contents “Sustainability”


Reduced climate impact



Strict requirements on energy



consumption






Environmentally hazardous


substances



Limit the use of hazardous metals



(eg mercury
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free) halogenated flame




retardants, plasticizers and non
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halogenated flame retardants,



plastics etc


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Contents “Sustainability”


Certified environmental
management system



Limit the environmental effects



throughout production chain






Preparation for recycling



Facilitate the recycling of



materials


material coding,



restrictions, easy disassembly


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Contents “Sustainability”


Warranty and spare parts



Increase the life length of the



product to reduce



environmental impact

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Product packaging



Avoid hazardous substances



and prepare for recycling

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Thank you!

emma.sjogren@tco.se