Press release

Next step towards sustainability – Philips Monitors are now certified according to TCO Certified, generation 9

Amsterdam, January 14th – In December, MMD, the leading display specialist and brand license partner for Philips monitors, has acquired the TCO Certified, generation 9 for its range of highly-sustainable products. As one of the first manufacturers that received the certification, Philips Monitors has a record number of 64 certified monitors on the market on the launch date. Compared to previous generations, TCO Certified, generation 9 establishes stricter and more comprehensive criteria throughout the product life cycle, and enable critical next steps for the developments of sustainable IT products.

Much more than an ecolabel

Being the world-leading sustainability certification for IT products, TCO Certified finds out issues and ensure more sustainable steps are taken by the industry. It includes a comprehensive system of up-to-date criteria, independent verification and a structured system for continuous improvement to drive real and lasting change. More information can be found on their website.

More extensive environmental and social criteria throughout life cycle

To be eligible for TCO Certified, generation 9, the products must meet an even more stringent criteria from the latest certification in several different categories, balancing product performance with energy efficiency. More than 40 new Sustainability Performance Indicators are gathered and verified by independent experts.

Raising awareness of sustainability can only be more emphasized over time, for manufacturers and consumers alike. On one hand, TCO Certified is an excellent way for brands to keep on top of their responsibilities for the environment and society. On the other hand, it also gives the options for those consumers that are consciously putting efforts into taking care of the environment to be able to choose products with the TCO Certified label.

Sustainability to the next level

Philips Monitors has taken the approach with sustainability as the guidance and goal all through the product cycle. As vouched for by TCO Certified, generation 9, Philips monitors are produced responsibly with environment and safety in mind, and they feature an array of power-saving, innovative and ecologically friendly technologies, which are manufactured in a supply chain where sustainability and ethical issues is a priority.

For instance, two of the essential green features of Philips monitors are equipped in most of the products. The PowerSensor saves up to 70% energy by reducing monitor brightness when user is absent, while the LightSensor adjusts screen brightness according to the ambient. Models such as Philips 242B1G and Philips 272B1G are two of the world’s most energy efficient monitors existed that deliver a new level of power saving without compromising productivity.

The power of giving back

Philips Monitors has been actively working towards a transparent and ethical process. Besides raising awareness and helping users to minimize their energy consumption and making sustainable choices, Philips monitors have been actively contributing to the SDGs where we can make most impact, which can be found on here.