Circular Procurement of IT – how can we get from theory to practice?


Incorporating circular economy principles is the next frontier for IT purchasers wanting to make a sustainability impact through procurement. More than takeback and recycling, the circular economy presents procurement with an important opportunity to include sustainability impact up front, by influencing products design, and material content as well as materials reuse. But how do we move form theory to practice?
In this session we’ll hear from procurement and supply side experts on their experiences deploying circularity principles connected to IT hardware. What can purchasers do today to take some first steps toward a more circular approach that prevents waste, extends product lifetimes and supports material reuse? Specific topics covered include concrete solutions and innovative approaches purchasers can use to start taking a more circular approach to IT.