Sustainable IT Purchasing Guidelines technical white paper

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Overview

Making sustainable purchasing decisions has become increasingly vital to reducing costs and risks of noncompliance, as well as to maintaining stakeholders’ trust and operational resiliency. This is particularly evident with information technology (IT) procurement, where both internal and regulatory constraints direct the purchasing decisions of public sector and commercial ...

Making sustainable purchasing decisions has become increasingly vital to reducing costs and risks of noncompliance, as well as to maintaining stakeholders’ trust and operational resiliency. This is particularly evident with information technology (IT) procurement, where both internal and regulatory constraints direct the purchasing decisions of public sector and commercial enterprises.

Because sustainability guidelines and certifications are complex and can often conflict with one another, Hewlett Packard Enterprise recommends a set of broad principles to ensure IT procurement guidelines are socially and environmentally sound, as well as fair and economically viable. This sustainable IT purchasing white paper outlines these general principles.

This sustainable IT purchasing white paper outlines general principles for developing sustainable procurement criteria, based on the following precepts.