Sustainable IT Procurement

Buying a better future — advancing sustainable procurement in Canada.

With their enormous buying power, Canadian public sector organizations play a unique role in accelerating climate action and the transition to a circular economy. Purchases made by Canadian public sector organizations account for 13.3% (~$200B CAD) of Canada’s GDP, yet the vast majority of Requests for Proposals (RFPs) do not consider sustainability as a key factor in procurement decisions.

To leverage the procurement power of public sector organizations to drive progress towards a sustainable future, Green Economy Canada led a pilot project supported by HP Canada with ten broader public sector organizations across Canada focused on identifying and improving sustainable IT procurement practices.

Read about the lessons learned from this pilot and how the insights can be leveraged to advance sustainable procurement and drive climate action in your own organization.

You can access the French version of the report here.

Download the Self-Assessment Tool and associated User Guide if you’re interested in assessing your organization’s sustainable IT procurement performance. Check out the RFX Guide for specific guidance on criteria to include in your bid documents (Request for Proposals, Request for Information, Request for Quotes) to evaluate the sustainability performance of IT vendors and their services/products.


Get in touch if you want to learn more about this project or get support to green your own IT practices.