Webinar – The ICT Pact’s Approach to Circular and Fair Procurement of ICT
The objective of the webinar is to introduce the CFIT framework for circular and fair procurement of ICT. Join us on February 7th to learn more about the Circular and Fair ICT Pact’s ambitions and core strategies! In addition, several concrete examples will be presented that will illustrate what implementation of this framework can look like in practice.
Welcome, opening and brief introduction of CFIT
Rudi Strubbe - member of the CFIT Steering Committee
Introduction to the CFIT Framework for Circular and Fair ICT Procurement
Dr. Mervyn Jones - CFIT Secretariat
The CFIT Framework in practice - Implementation examples
Three procuring organizations present elements of recent tenders that illustrate what implementation of the framework can look like with regards to three of the central themes:
Taking steps towards circularity - recycled plastics in ICT products & avoiding unnecessary accessories
Stefan Zweili, Tender & Vendor Manager Standard Workplace, Swiss Government
Promoting due diligence in ICT supply chains through procurement
Michaël van Mol / Alexander Lemmens, Legal advisor, Flemish Agency for Facility Operations
Addressing CO2 and Climate impact of work place equipment
Johan Rodenhuis, Specialist advisor sustainability, Category workplace ICT, Netherlands Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Policy
The Circular and Fair ICT Pact is an international partnership that aims to accelerate sustainable production and use of circular and fair ICT products through the power of procurement. The CFIT framework for Circular and Fair ICT Procurement, now available for download, summarizes what that means for CFIT participants.
This first version of the CFIT framework was developed with a working group of CFIT participants and a few external experts. Besides defining ambitions around four core themes, the working group also discussed key strategies for procuring organizations to work towards these ambitions. The strategies are:
- Buy less,
- Buy better,
- Use better,
- Use longer.
For each strategy, commitments have been formulated, which CFIT participants will consider as part of their procurement strategies. To illustrate what implementation of the commitments could look like in practice, the CFIT secretariat has teamed up with a consultant to document examples, which will be published in the period to come.
The CFIT working group on monitoring and evaluation, is also developing a self-assessment monitoring framework that builds on these commitments.
CFIT organizes a webinar on February 7th, to give an introduction to the framework document and to answer any questions you may have! Please find more information and the link to register in the box linked to this article.