NASPO ValuePoint Announced as a Leader in Sustainable Electronics Procurement with a 2020 EPEAT Purchaser Award
NASPO ValuePoint has been recognized as a 2020 EPEAT Purchaser Award winner, which celebrates leaders in sustainable electronics procurement. The award comes from the Green Electronics Council (GEC), the non-profit organization that manages the EPEAT ecolabel. EPEAT allows our [organization/city/agency] to efficiently address the lifecycle impacts of the electronics we purchase, including computers, displays, printers, copiers, mobile phones, servers, and televisions.
We use EPEAT in purchasing contracts to require that our vendors only provide electronics that meet strict sustainability criteria. These products are more energy efficient, less toxic, longer lasting, and easier to recycle than products that do not meet EPEAT criteria while addressing labor and human rights issues along the entire supply chain. Buying these sustainable products move us closer to achieving our goal(s) of securing and using good that are not only of best value to the state but to the environment.
As a winner, we received a calculation of the environmental and cost benefits associated with our EPEAT-registered purchases, as demonstrated in this infographic provided by GEC.
NASPO ValuePoint is proud to have received this recognition and is committed to continued procurement of sustainable electronics!