Wanted – Sustainability goals for IT product purchasing
In the public sector IT purchasing makes up a significant portion of the typical annual budget. At the same time, IT products present a risk for human rights violations especially in the manufacturing phase. Environmental and end of life management issues should also be considered in the risk context. These conclusions are part of a recent risk analysis commissioned by the city of Malmö, Sweden’s third largest municipality.”Among regional and local public sector entities there is room for improvement from an environmental and social perspective. For example, setting up sustainability goals to guide the purchase of IT products can make a difference”, says Gabriella Blomgren, Marketing Director at TCO Development
Sustainable purchasing is more relevant than ever and will be the focus of the EcoProcura 2012 Conference happening in Malmo this week – September 19-21. New regulations and examples of environmental and social factors in purchasing will feature on the conference agenda.
Don’t miss TCO Development’s conference presentation at EcoProcura2012 in Malmo, of new requirements for socially responsible manufacturing that are included in the new generation of TCO Certified, the sustainability certification for IT products. The presentation will be held on Friday September 21 at 10.00.
If you’re unable to attend and would like a copy of the presentation, contact