Lenovo Pushes the Boundaries of Sustainable Design with TCO Certified Green IT Products

Jun 22, 2010, 18:29 ET from TCO Development

STOCKHOLM, June 22, 2010 /PRNewswire/ --

- Leads PC Makers for Portfolio Breadth of TCO Certified Edge Products

With a growing portfolio of environmentally-responsible PCs, worldwide PC maker Lenovo is widely recognized as a leader in sustainable product design - without compromising user demands for performance and cutting edge features. As verification, Lenovo has chosen the TCO Certified label as an international third party assurance of achievements. For almost 20 years, the TCO label has been the leading independent verification for PC products designed for the environment and usability.

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Lenovo is taking its environmental commitment a step further with the recent release of the ThinkCentre M90z all-in-one desktop. TCO awarded the M90z the prestigious new TCO Certified Edge designation for its cutting edge eco- design, particularly by incorporating high amounts of post consumer recycled materials. TCO Certified Edge awards leading products that are pushing the boundaries of sustainability and high performance.

To be awarded with TCO Certified Edge the product must meets all the requirements in the TCO Certification program covering usability and environmental criteria plus an additional edge criterion, in this case minimum of 50% recycled post consumer plastic. Lenovo offers the broadest portfolio of TCO Certified Edge products, including three ThinkVision computer displays and the M70z all-in-one desktops.

"The TCO Certified program aligns with our green design program in which we continually improve upon: the materials that go into products, their energy efficiency and how they are properly disposed through recycling at the end of life," said Rob Taylor, director, worldwide environmental affairs, Lenovo. "TCO recognizes that productivity, innovation and environmental design go hand in hand, and our customers look for the label when selecting their PC technology."

Soren Enholm, CEO of the TCO Certified program applauds Lenovo's commitment: "It is vital that the PC industry takes note of the immense progress made by brands like Lenovo , who have recognized that consumers and businesses want to reduce their environmental footprint, while still offering features that can increase productivity. TCO Certified is proud to be the label of choice for premium PC brands that are going beyond green and leading the field in sustainable design."

TCO Certified is a third party certification for high performance ICT products that are also designed for minimal environmental impact. Since 1992 the TCO certification program has had a significant influence on improved image quality and ergonomics for displays, as well as the reduction of electromagnetic emissions from ICT products. Energy efficiency and reduced usage of hazardous substances are also key aspects of the TCO Certification. Products covered by the TCO certification program are notebook, desktops and all in one PCs, computer displays, phone headsets and projectors. TCO Certified makes it easy to choose technology designed for both high usability and the environment. TCO Development, the company behind TCO Certified, is headquartered in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional presence in Asia and North America. For more information see http://www.tcodevelopment.com.

    Contacts at TCO Development:
    Sören Enholm CEO, phone +46-8-782-91-03, E-mail:
    soren.enholm@tcodevelopment.com

    Emma Sjögren Manager Computers, Phone: +46-8-782-91-95, E-mail:
    emma.sjogren@tcodevelopment.com

    Lenovo:
    Kristy Fair Media Relations, Email: krisfair@lenovo.com,
    Phone: +1-919-257-6329


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