Public Procurement and Property

EPEAT Purchaser Awards winner 2020

August 7, 2020 by No Comments | Category framework agreements, ICT, Procurement news, Scottish Procurement, Sustainability

We are delighted once again to be announced among the winners at the Green Electronics Council, annual  EPEAT Purchaser Awards.

The award recognises the excellence and leadership that our collaborative ICT Team provide in the procurement of sustainable IT products, which reduce environmental impact across their lifecycle.

EPEAT accredited devices are more energy efficient, less toxic, longer lasting, and easier to recycle than products that do not meet EPEAT eco-label standards, while addressing labour and human rights issues along the entire supply chain.

Environmental Benefits

The Green Electronics Council estimate that over their lifetime, IT products purchased through Scottish Procurement frameworks in 2019 will result in a number of environmental benefits. These include:

  • Savings of 64,230 MWh of electricity (equivalent to the average annual electricity consumption of over 22,000 UK households)
  • A reduction of greenhouse gas emissions of 40,978 metric tons of CO2 equivalents (equal to taking almost 14,000 cars off UK roads for a year)
  • A reduction of 165 metric tons in hazardous waste and 22,871 metric tons of primary materials

Our success in the global EPEAT awards programme is recognition of our continued determination to deliver the highest levels of sustainability and environmental benefits to the Scottish public sector.

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