TCO Certified now part of German federal criteria for sustainable IT procurement
The Office for Procurement of the German Ministry of the Interior has integrated the label TCO Certified into the newly established code of conduct. The organization TCO Development announced this end of November in Stockholm.
The code of conduct adresses public procurers at the federal, state and local level, and can be used when bidding for IT hardware and IT services. The aim is to integrate social standards into IT production and to insist on the compliance to standards set by the International Labour Organization (ILO). These standards are part of the TCO certification process. For the first time, procurers have now the opportunity to inspect the conditions of work on site.
“Germany is the largest economy in the EU and is a leading force for environmental change. The decision to include social standards in IT manufacturing is a significant next step that will help further advance progress toward sustainability targets,” says Niclas Rydell, Director of Certification, TCO Development.
For further information: Press release: TCO Certified becomes part of German federal criteria for sustainable IT procurement