New TCO Certified Headsets Programme Announced - Plantronics Receives The First Award
Plantronics' Latest Office Wireless Headset, Savi®740, First to Achieve TCO Certified Headsets 2
London, June 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Plantronics, Inc. (NYSE: PLT) is the first headset company to be certified for TCO Certified Headsets 2. The new certification, launched today, is awarded to headsets that are designed for maximum performance, usability and have minimal environmental impact. It builds on the foundations of the existing TCO'07 certification programme with emphasis on sustainability, environmental compliance and corporate social responsibility. Headsets that are TCO Certified are third party tested for low emissions, superior sound quality and high durability.
The first headset to receive the new TCO certification is Plantronics Savi® 740, the lightest DECT™ headset on the market, allowing the office professional to manage calls coming in from a PC, desk phone, or mobile phone; seamlessly switching between all three as required. It provides the user with up to120 metres roaming range, and the three headset wearing styles: over the ear, over the head, and behind the neck give users a variety of options for maximum long-term comfort and flexibility.
Plantronics was the first headset company to achieve the initial TCO certification – TCO'07 - in March 2007 and currently over 100 Plantronics headsets carry the TCO '07 label - this is twice as many as any other headset manufacturer. Now all new Plantronics headsets, launched earlier this month, including those in the Savi 700 Series, Savi 400 Series, CS500™ Series as well as the Blackwire® 435 are currently undergoing assessment for the new TCO Certified Headsets 2 and within the next year all of Plantronics products will undergo the necessary tests to comply with the latest requirements.
Sören Enholm, CEO at TCO Development, says "To achieve the new TCO Certified Headsets 2 companies need to demonstrate a commitment to sustainable practices across the business as a whole alongside fulfilling our environmental and ergonomic requirements for the products themselves. Plantronics shows a dedicated commitment to maintaining environmentally responsible processes and succeeds in developing products that are both ergonomically, acoustically and environmentally sound."
Philip Vanhoutte, SVP and EMEA Managing Director of Plantronics, comments "We are delighted and very proud to have been awarded the new latest TCO certification, this endorsement is a true independent testament to our drive to design and manufacture products of the highest quality."
About TCO Development
TCO Development is the company behind TCO Certified – the worldwide-recognized usability and eco label for ICT products. TCO Certified is a third party certification for high performance ICT products that are also designed for minimal environmental impact. The TCO certification program covers computers, displays, projectors and phone headsets. Energy efficiency, reduction of hazardous substances, CSR and usability are key elements of all TCO Certified products. Since 1992, the TCO certification has made it easy to choose technology designed for both usability and the environment. TCO Development is owned by TCO (The Swedish Confederation for Professional Employees) and headquartered in Stockholm Sweden.www.tcodevelopment.com Blog: www.greenITedge.com .
About Plantronics - Simply Smarter Communications™
Plantronics is a global leader in audio communications for businesses and consumers. We have pioneered new trends in audio technology for 50 years, creating innovative products that allow people to simply communicate. From unified communication solutions to Bluetooth® headsets, we deliver uncompromising quality, an ideal experience, and extraordinary service. Plantronics is used by every company in the Fortune 100, as well as emergency dispatch, air traffic control and the New York Stock Exchange. For more information, please visit www.plantronics.com .