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Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Buy Sustainable Quick Winsand Sustainable ICT Procurement

Dr Kay Williams

Nottingham Trent July 2009


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Sustainable Consumption and Production

  • On 16 July 2008 the European Commission presented a series of proposals on sustainable consumption and production - the SCP Action Plan and Sustainable Industrial Policy (SIP)

  • Its aim - to contribute to improving the environmental performance of products and increase the demand for more sustainable goods and production technologies.

  • The proposals seek to encourage EU industry to seek opportunities to innovate

  • http://ec.europa.eu/environment/eussd/escp_en.htm


What are the components of scp and sip

What are the components of SCP and SIP?

The building blocks of the European Union's policy include:

  • Integrated Product Policy (IPP)

  • Thematic Strategy on the Sustainable Use of Natural Resources

  • Thematic Strategy on Waste Prevention and Recycling

  • Eco- management and Audit Scheme (EMAS)

  • Ecolabel Scheme

  • Environmental

  • Environmental Technologies Action Plan (ETAP)

  • Green Public Procurement

  • Ecodesign of Energy using Products Directive (EuP)

  • European Compliance Assistance Programme – Environment & SMEs


What are greener goods

Distribution and retail

Raw materials

End of life

Consumer use

Production

The traditional flow of materials and products . . .. . . from cradle to grave

What are “greener” goods?

Greener goods are defined on a life-cycle basis, GPP will affect the whole supply chain; stimulate green standards in private procurement


What are the gpp priority sectors

What are the GPP priority sectors?

  • 1. Construction (covering raw materials, such as wood, aluminium, steel, concrete, glass as well as construction products and operational and end-of-life aspects of buildings, maintenance services, on-site performance of works contracts)

  • 2. Food and catering services

  • 3. Transport and transport services

  • 4. Energy (including electricity, heating and cooling coming from renewable energy sources)

  • 5. Office machinery and computers

  • 6. Clothing, uniforms and other textiles

  • 7. Paper and printing services

  • 8. Furniture

  • 9. Cleaning products and services

  • 10. Equipment used in the health sector


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

GPP - Political targets

  • The Commission proposes that, by 2010, 50 % of all tendering procedures should be green, where "green" means "compliant with endorsed common “core” GPP criteria.

  • The percentage would be expressed in both number and value of green contracts as compared to the overall number and value of contracts concluded in the sectors for which common “core” GPP criteria have been identified.


What are quick wins

What are “Quick Wins”?

  • ‘Buy Sustainable – Quick Wins’ are a set of sustainable specifications for a range of commonly-purchased products, including IT equipment, white goods, paper, etc.

  • They consist of both a set of mandatory minimum standards and best practice specifications.

  • The minimum standards are mandatory for central government and it agencies but the best practice specifications are voluntary and highlight the “best in class” products in certain areas.

  • Best practice specification signal the direction of travel for future product standards

  • Anyone can use these specifications during procurement


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Buy Sustainable Quick Wins


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

ICT Criteria Coverage:

  • Computing Products

    • Desktop PCs

    • Laptop PCs

    • Workstation PCs

    • Monitors

  • Imaging Products

    • Laser Printers

    • Laser MFD’s

    • Inkjet Printers

    • Inkjet MFD’s

    • Scanners


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

ICT Best Practice Criteria

  • Environmental Lifecycle Impact Categories

    • Energy consumption

    • Disassembly/recycling

    • Product lifetime

    • Material composition

    • Emissions

    • Packaging and documentation characteristics

  • Basic Cost Benefit Analysis


Cost benefit analysis and market capacity evaluation

Cost Benefit Analysis and market capacity evaluation

  • for ICT (computer products) central government expenditure would increase by around 2.5% over a ten year period (approximately 2.8% for the wider public sector). Although across the whole life of the product, due to increased life span and/or re-sale value the cost increase of adopting these specifications may be significantly lower which could result in an overall benefit

  • for ICT (imaging products) expenditure would decrease by around 4% over a ten year period for both central government and the wider public sector.


Where did the criteria come from

Where did the criteria come from?

  • These have been drawn from existing standards IEEE 1680 which underpins EPEAT scheme and ECMA 370/IT ECO Declarations.

  • Database of environmental product data for each product type

  • Environmental performance compared against criteria in ECMA-370 and EPEAT (Computing products only)

  • Environmental Technical Specifications and Award Criteria developed in line with market performance

  • Comparison against “other” sets of specifications


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

ICT minimum mandatory criteria


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Tool – Comparing Other Systems


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Tool – Comparing Product Performance


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Results of minimum criteria

  • Database of environmental product data for each product type

  • Product environmental data sourced from:

    • ECMA-370/IT ECO Declarations

    • EPEAT database

  • Product environmental performance compared against criteria in ECMA-370 and EPEAT

  • Environmental Technical Specifications and Award Criteria developed in line with market performance

  • Comparison against “other” sets of specifications

Buy Sustainable Quick Wins: Computing Products


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Candidate 2008 Quick Wins: Computing Products


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Imaging Products


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

ICT Best Practice Criteria: Market Share

ICT Best Practice Criteria: Computing Products


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ICT Imaging Best Practice Criteria :Market Share

Candidate ICT Best Practice Criteria: Computing Products


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Basic Cost Benefit Analysis

  • Across product groups

  • For each level of environmental performance

  • Purchase price only (running costs not considered)

  • In process of including running costs into analysis

  • Purchase price included for base model (where possible)


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Basic Cost Benefit Analysis: Computing


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Basic Cost Benefit Analysis: Imaging


Buy sustainable quick wins and sustainable ict procurement

Questions and Contacts

  • Dr Kay Williams Defra - Team Leader, sustainable product standards and carbon footprinting [email protected]

  • Tel: 0207 238 6451

  • Jonathan Wood

  • Atuitive – Consultant

  • [email protected]

  • Tel: 0207 193 8442

  • Mob: 07855 859 211


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