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Guidance on Green ICT Procurement

ICT companies have the power and legitimacy to innovate, transform and de-materialize the economy, but the increasing proliferation of ICTs has led to concerns regarding their environmental impact. ICT Goods, Networks and Services (GNS) require relevant investments and generate particular environmental impacts that must necessitate special considerations.

Within this framework, all kinds of procurement decisions can be made with a greener perspective. This Guidance provides directions to ICT companies to promote effective procurement practices with suppliers and customers, and to implement consideration for greater awareness of environmental issues in their business transactions.

This document provides information on how to address the environmental impact of ICTs in a standardized way, and uses ITU-T Methodologies to assess the environmental impact of ICTs in goods, networks and services and in Organizations.

This report was researched and written by Aimee Torres.

Newslog, 20 September 2012

(September 2012)
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Useful links:
ITU-T Publications on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change Global Portal on ICTs, the Environment and Climate Change

This website provides references to external resources: background papers, reports, case studies and statistics on ICTs and the environment including information on climate change, conflict minerals, e-waste and other sustainability issues.

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