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Work item: L.1061 (ex L.ICT_PROCURE)
Subject/title: Circular public procurement of information and communication technologies
Status: Approved on 2023-03-28 [Issued from previous study period]
Approval process: AAP
Type of work item: Recommendation
Version: New
Equivalent number: -
Timing: -
Liaison: ISO, IEEE, IEC
Supporting members: Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd., Telecom Italia S.p.A. (Italy), Egypt, UPC
Summary: Green procurement policies, which focus on purchasing durable information and communication technology (ICT) equipment and recycling e-waste, can help reduce emissions and resource extractions and influence the market by increasing demand and stimulating research and product development. This Recommendation provides technical guidance to public sector organizations on improving their procurement practices to purchase more circular ICT goods and services. The Recommendation covers the purchase of ICT equipment such as personal computers, terminals, network equipment and servers, and imaging equipment, and recommends specific requirements in procurement to (1) minimise the generation of e-waste and its adverse effects, (2) maximise the use of energy efficient equipment, (3) maximize the useful life of equipment, and (4) maximize recyclability. It also covers design for e-waste prevention and procurement recommendations which are relevant for the management choices of the e-waste hierarchy, as well as specific requirements and guidance on procurement to enhance the energy efficiency, reduce Green House Gas (GHG) emissions to mitigate climate change and reduce the emissions of hazardous substances in e-waste.
Comment: -
  Historic references:
Bhoomika Gaur, Editor
Paolo Gemma, Editor
Leandro Navarro, Editor
Nevine Tewfik, Editor
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