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Sustainable IT Procurement

Our white paper, Buying a Better Future: Insights from a Sustainable Procurement IT Project, highlights the lessons learned from a pilot with 10 public sector organizations on their journey to green their IT procurement practices. The report outlines the key learnings on the barriers and opportunities organizations face in advancing sustainable procurement and effective strategies to make progress. This pilot was supported by HP Canada.

Download the free Self-Assessment Tool
to gauge how well your organization is
currently performing when it comes to
sustainable IT procurement.

Check out the free RFX Guide for specific guidance
on criteria to include in your bid documents
(Requests for Proposals, Requests for
Information, Request for Quotes).

Improving procurement practices Participating in this pilot brought IT and Procurement together to collaborate in new ways. By leveraging both areas of expertise, we developed project planning and procurement tools that will help us make more sustainable purchases and contribute to a more sustainable city.
Jennifer McCabe
The City of Ottawa
Read the full case study Creating more value for the local community Engaging in sustainable procurement allows us to maintain the high standards expected of us and create value socially, environmentally, and financially within Edmonton and by extension, the province of Alberta. We are glad to have taken part in the sessions.
Bree Chelle
Edmonton Public Library
Read the full case study Building sustainability into operations
James Byrne
Participating in the pilot was important for us because the municipality is committed to incorporating sustainability within its operations, with Procurement being a central department to realize this goal. City of Peterborough
Read the full case study Waterloo Catholic District School Board Elena Weber-Kraljevska

The pilot gave our Purchasing and IT team the tools to make informed and conscious buying decisions. Participating with peers and experts was invaluable and inspiring. We will continue to implement sustainable procurement strategies to mitigate the environmental and social impacts of the School Board.
Engaging centralized purchasers
Read the full case study Obtaining the best value for money
This project helped us build a more structured way for integrating sustainability in our IT activities. We recognize the impact that sustainable procurement choices can have for a large organization like ours, and the project led to valuable opportunities that we are continuing to implement.
Mathew Thijssen
The University of Waterloo Read the full case study

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If you’d like to learn more about how to green your business’ purchasing process, please email Emma Murphy at:

Emma Murphy
Network Director

Thanks to HP for making the Sustainable IT Procurement Pilot possible.

Do More with Green Economy Canada

Incorporating sustainable procurement practices is a great step forward in making your business more sustainable. We can help you go further by taking a broader look at your carbon footprint and identifying actions to reduce your emissions. Our network provides training, resources, a peer network and 1:1 support to help you take action on climate change and build sustainability into your operations. Learn more on our website and get in touch – we’d love to chat!

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