Hewlett Packard Enterprise is the first brand whose servers meet the “tough” criteria in TCO Certified for data center products. TCO Certified expects more server brands to follow.
With HPE taking the lead, the first servers are now certified according to the rigorous sustainability criteria in TCO Certified.
“We expect more server brands to follow,” said Sören Enholm, CEO of TCO Development, the organization behind TCO Certified. “The interest in our data center product categories is high, both from the industry looking to apply for TCO Certified for their products, and from the purchasing community asking for products with independently verified sustainability claims.”
According to Mr. Enholm, organizations increasingly demand IT products that are more sustainable. The challenge for most purchasers would be to verify that sustainability claims made by the IT brands for their products actually are correct. With TCO Certified, compliance with all criteria is independently verified throughout the life of the certificate – ensuring that consumers and professional purchasers are given accurate, comparable information.
About TCO Certified
TCO Certified is a Swedish label for electrical appliances, which can be found in Europe, Asia and North America. The label has strict environmental requirements. Attention is paid, among other things, to the energy consumption of an appliance, the materials used, recycling and the reusability of packaging. Attention is also paid to the energy consumption during the production of the devices.
In addition to the environmental requirements, TCO Certified also sets requirements for people and work. For example, attention is paid to working conditions, child labor and the use of raw materials from conflict areas. The inspection is carried out by independent, accredited companies. This is done before a device receives the label, but also additional checks may take place afterwards.
The TCO Certified logo can be found on many different electrical appliances, such as laptops, monitors, tablets, projectors, headsets, and now also servers.