HPE servers for data centres certified as sustainable
Hewlett Packard Enterprise has announced that its servers meet the rigorous sustainability criteria in TCO Certified, a leading sustainability certification for IT products. With environmental and social criteria, TCO Certified covers the full life cycle of the product, including supply chain responsibility, hazardous substances and circular criteria promoting. This approach results in more circular products available for buyers.
With organisations increasingly demanding sustainable IT products, the challenge for most purchasers is verifying the sustainability claims made by IT brands for their products. With TCO Certified, independent verification is always included. Compliance with all criteria is independently verified throughout the life of the certificate, providing accurate, comparable information for consumers and professional purchasers.
Sören Enholm, CEO of TCO Development, the organisation behind TCO Certified, expects more brands to follow in Hewlett Packard’s footsteps.
“The interest in our data centre 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,” said Enholm.
Hewlett Packard is reportedly the first brand whose servers meet the criteria in TCO Certified for data centre products. Enholm explained that the TCO Certified Product Finder enables users to search for certified products and provides access to data that verifies the sustainability of those products.
The new Product Watcher function also makes it easy for buyers to track sustainability measures and product categories of interest.
“Annually more than 20,000 hours are spent verifying products, as well as the factories where they’re made, according to the criteria in TCO Certified. We know that a mere self-declaration is not enough to drive change — product testing at independent test laboratories and factory inspections by independent auditors are critical,” said Enholm.
With over 25 years of experience, TCO Certified is a leading sustainability certification for IT products. Its comprehensive criteria is designed to drive social and environmental responsibility throughout the product life cycle. Covering 11 product categories including displays, computers and mobile devices, compliance is independently verified, both pre- and post-certification.
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