For most large organisations, the priorities for tech procurement are quite clear. The devices bought should have the proper functionalities, using them needs to be safe and acceptable pricing is rather important. But given that, how to add the element every organisation recognizes as the next big thing: sustainable operations? The Dutch ministry of Defence asked their main IT supplier and got an answer that delivered much more than just ‘green’ results.

This text is part of the Circular Electronics Initiative blog series. Multiple organizations stand behind this initiative that aims sto encourage organizations and consumers to take a more responsible approach to electronics.

In the Netherlands, most large public and private tech buyers have made statements on their green ambitions. As European plans towards becoming ‘circular’ have become increasin