Public Procurement and Property

ICT Frameworks success at EPEAT Awards

August 10, 2022 by No Comments | Category circular economy, climate change, Environment, ICT

Our ICT Products team have earned an EPEAT Purchaser Award for the fourth year running!

This award from the Global Electronics Council recognises excellence in sustainable procurement of IT products and services.

Our ICT Frameworks are supporting Scotland’s Net Zero ambitions through the circular economy and environmental best practice.

Watch the video below to find out more! (Transcript at bottom of page)

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Single speaker Transcript – Jack Graham, Portfolio Officer.

I’m delighted to announce that Scottish Procurement on behalf of the Scottish public sector have won their fourth consecutive EPEAT Purchaser Award from the Global Electronics Council.

Scottish Procurement continues to promote sustainability to make it a high priority area in all our procurement exercises.

Global Electronics Council have highlighted that through our ICT Products frameworks cost savings of over four and a half million pounds have benefitted the Scottish public sector.

With our frameworks we ensure that all devices purchased are EPEAT certified meaning that it gives us, Scottish Procurement, and you the customer the piece of mind that all devices that are purchased are made through a sustainable manufacturing process.

Over the last financial year, over 378,000 EPEAT devices have been purchased through our frameworks which sees an increase of over 71% against our pre-COVID numbers.

The Global Electronics Council have indicated that Scottish Procurement has seen significant environmental impact reductions in the manufacturing process.

One of which is taking 17,000 UK cars off the road for a year through greenhouse gas emissions.

There has also been a recorded reduction on energy usage through the total lifecycle of equipment purchased which equates to the annual energy usage of over 27,000 UK homes.

Primary materials have been reduced through the manufacturing process equivalent to the weight of 240 elephants.

46 refrigerators worth of hazardous waste has also been reduced.

And finally, water consumption from 115 Olympic swimming pools is no longer included in the manufacturing process.

All of this is made possible through the sustainability process when purchasing EPEAT products through our frameworks.

So let’s continue to procure sustainably in the present and in the future to help our environment!

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