Sustainable IT is a broad topic that includes both environmental and social sustainability throughout the product life cycle. Doing it right can help your organization reduce risks, lower costs and improve business results.
Today’s IT products are manufactured and used in a mainly linear way, which leads to the depletion of valuable and sometimes scarce natural resources, a large climate impact and enormous amounts of e-waste. Major social problems such as health hazards, excessive overtime and human rights violations also occur throughout the supply chain. By developing a sustainable, circular strategy for IT procurement, organizations can lower their impact and reduce costs connected to its IT usage1. Paying attention to sustainability can in some cases also lead to better business results, and more profit2.