Public Procurement

2019 EPEAT Purchaser Awards winner

July 8, 2019 by No Comments | Category framework agreements, ICT, Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, Sustainability

We are delighted to be announced among the winners at the Green Electronics Council, 2019 EPEAT (Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool) Purchaser Awards. This year’s winners included businesses, institutions and government organisations from around the world. Scottish Procurement is the only UK organisation to win an award.

Energy efficient and sustainable

The award recognises excellence and leadership in the procurement of sustainable IT products. These products reduce environmental impact across their lifecycle and are manufactured to:

  • conserve energy
  • minimise the use of environmentally sensitive materials
  • increase recyclability

Scottish Procurement’s collaborative IT product frameworks for Client Devices and Multi-Function Devices are open to all Scottish public sector organisations – including charities and those in the third sector. All devices supplied under these frameworks meet or exceed minimum energy efficiency levels based on the latest Energy Star and Green Electronics Council EPEAT compliance standards. This ensures our collaborative frameworks offer the most energy efficient devices.

Environmental benefits

Derek Mackay, Cabinet Secretary for Finance, Economy and Fair Work said “I am delighted that Scottish Procurement have once again received recognition for their approach to the procurement of sustainable IT products and continue to use the power of procurement to deliver environmental benefits to the Scottish public sector and third-sector organisations.”

Over their lifetime, compared to products that do not meet EPEAT eco-label standards, IT products purchased via Scottish Procurement frameworks in 2018 will result in a number of environmental benefits. These include:

  • Savings of 53,290 MWh of electricity (enough to power 4,387 households for a year)
  • A reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 32,070 metric tons of CO2 equivalents (equal to taking 6,867 cars off the road for a year).

Our success in the global EPEAT awards programme is recognition of our determination to deliver the high level environmental benefits to the Scottish public sector.

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