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Embedding sustainability into procurement


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The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra), its suppliers and supply chain have come together to drive sustainability, explains Mattie Yeta, UK Government sustainability ICT lead.

The recently created Defra e-Sustainability Alliance is working to embed sustainability not just within Defra but across government. Putting this into practice, Defra has published a 'Sustainability in information and communication technology' guide and has embedded sustainability into its own procurement framework. As the SRO for sustainable technology across government, Defra is now working with Crown Commercial Service to embed this within procurement frameworks across the sector.

Follow Mattie on Twitter: @MattieYeta@DefraGovUK@DefraDigital

Read more about the Defra e-Sustainability Alliance on their blog here.

Download the Defra guide: Sustainability in information and communication technology.

UKAuthority is taking this conversation further with the How Green is our Digital event at the Microsoft Reactor in London on 24 February. Register below to join the discussion on the quick wins and challenges of putting sustainability at the heart of digital transformation and efficiency in our public services. 


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