Casio projectors achieve the TCO Certified designation
A total of seven CASIO projectors that do not include mercury
lamps have been certified according to TCO Certified, the
world's leading sustainability certification for IT products. TCO
Certified drives sustainability in the IT industry, enabling
organisations and consumers to make more responsible
product choices. Certified products must meet comprehensive
environmental and social criteria throughout the product life
cycle. Compliance with criteria is verified by independent
partners, accredited to ISO 17025, both before and after the
certificate is issued, throughout its full validity period.
Behind TCO Certified is TCO Development, an organisation with headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden and regional presence in Asia and North America. TCO Development is owned by a non-profit and politically independent organisation: TCO.
About TCO Certified
- The leading sustainability certification for IT products, trusted by organisations around the world.
- Comprehensive social and environmental criteria throughout the IT product life cycle.
- Independent verification of compliance, both pre and post certification enables improved transparency. Measures for dealing with instances of non-compliance is also included, which is unique.
- Established in 1992, driving sustainable development of IT products for over 25 years.
"We are proud that our projectors and light sources do not contain any mercury. As a leading manufacturer of projectors with laser and LED hybrid light sources, we are conscious of our responsibility to reduce our environmental impact, which is why we avoid mercury in our products and are reducing our power consumption and CO2 emissions. At CASIO, we are continuing to optimise the light source technology for our projectors without lamps."
Toshiyuki Iguchi, Executive Officer, Digital Signage Division, Casio Computer Co., Ltd.
What criteria need to be met in order to obtain TCO Certified?
Throughout the entire lifecycle, certified projectors must meet comprehensive criteria relating to the environment, social responsibility, ergonomics and health and safety. Criteria for high image quality are included: the projector must offer excellent image quality up to a specific maximum projected image size. The product must also have an Eco Mode — meaning that the projector can be set to a lower light intensity, which reduces the energy consumption and noise level and increases the lifespan of the lamp. The projector, including all of its components and subcomponents, must be free from mercury and a number of other harmful substances. If the manufacturer still uses mercury lamps, the amount of mercury must be declared.
Overview of the criteria
The criteria cover all phases in the product life cycle and include aspects such as reduced environmental impact, social responsibility during production, ergonomics as well as health and safety:
Criteria for the manufacturing phase
Socially responsible manufacturing, engagement in conflict minerals initiatives, reduced environmental impact in manufacturing and declared material content.
Criteria for the use phase
Extended product life, energy efficient products and power supplies, user health and safety, user ergonomics, declared energy consumption.
Criteria for end-of-life/recovery phase
Reduction of hazardous substances, brand company must offer product take-back, product and packaging must be designed for recycling, declared product weight.
Sustainable perfection without mercury: Projectors from CASIO
CASIO began using laser and LED hybrid light sources in all of its projectors in 2010. This means it no longer uses lamps containing mercury. Four mercury-free projectors have achieved the TCO Certified designation, which means that they meet all criteria in TCO Certified.