By Simon Ormston, Head of Utilities, BTGS.
The increasing pressure of corporate responsibility — combined with the fact that the global ICT industry is a huge and growing contributor in terms of global carbon dioxide emissions — is forcing companies to look for ways to reduce their carbon footprint. A desire to be ‘more green’ is also prompted by new regulations, fresh customer demands and a need to achieve real savings by reducing the cost of energy, travel and consumables. ICT is uniquely positioned to be the crucial part of the solution.
Getting serious about sustainable IT requires sustainable sourcing. Organisations can make this happen by building sustainability into every part of the IT procurement process. In practical terms this includes spelling out what your organisation wants in areas such as recycling, compliance with energy schemes, responsible asset disposal and consolidation. [Read more…]