STOCKHOLM, April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Products from leading computer display brands Eizo, Fujitsu, HP, Lenovo, Samsung and Terra are first in the world to be awarded the new TCO Certified designation - recognizing superior design for environment and usability. TCO Certified is the leading and toughest standard in the world to combine green qualities and high performance design. This latest standard represents the 5th generation of display standards from TCO Development, and offers the most advanced environmental criteria yet.

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TCO Certified is more than an eco-label, it really goes beyond green with comprehensive requirements on performance, image quality as well as the environment, comments Niclas Rydell, Product Manager, Displays at TCO Development. We are delighted that computer displays from these world leading brands are first to achieve the TCO Certified designation. Emma Sjogren, Project Manager, Environment adds; We have also taken the environmental demands to the next level, including even stricter criteria on hazardous materials, as well as new criteria for Social Responsibility and reduced climate impact. It's critical that users can choose product that is designed to minimize the impact on the natural environment, while still ensuring cutting edge performance.

Mr Kazuhide Shimura, Managing Officer, General Manager of Product and Business Development at Eizo Nanao Corporation comments on the achievement; We certified our products to TCO because it is the most authoritative new standard concerning ergonomics, the environment, and safety. We believed it was essential to address the TCO standard in our product development.

Bo Lennstrom, Product Marketing Manager, Fujitsu Technology Solutions adds: The commitment to ergonomics and environment is at the top of Fujitsu Technology Solutions' priority list. We are proud to be one of the first vendors with certified products according to one of the toughest certifications for displays worldwide.

For over 20 years, TCO Development has been at the forefront of environmental and user-centered design for computer equipment. About 50% of the world's computer display models carry a TCO label. This has led to he prevention of approx 50 000 metric tonnes of hazardous flame retardant materials entering the wastestream, which would otherwise pose a risk to the natural environment and human health. Annual energy savings amount to 25 terawatt hours - the equivalent of the yearly production of four nuclear power generators. TCO requirements have also led to improved picture quality in displays, reducing risk of eyestrain and other user comfort concerns.

About TCO Development

TCO Development's objective is to provide users of IT equipment with high performance products that have a minimal impact on the natural environment. 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 standards are notebook and desktop PCs, displays and phone headsets. TCO Development is headquatered in Stockholm, Sweden, with regional presence in Asia, North America and Central Europe.

Contacts: Niclas Rydell, Product Manager, Displays, TCO Development, +46-8-782-92-71,; Emma Sjögren, Project Manager, Environment, TCO Development, +46-8-782-91-95,; Clare Hobby, Regional Manager North America, TCO Development +1-310-801-8769,; Martin Söderberg, Regional Manager Asia, TCO Development, +886-2-2729-0186,; Marianne Welin, Manager PR Media, TCO Development, +46-8-782-91-87,