The increasing digitalisation of administration has made computers an indispensable and integral part of every such workplace. Thus, public institutions have become a major customer of computer brand companies with a critical market share that can influence the sector’s development towards social and ecological goals.This guideline helps to implement sustainable tenders of computers. It has a special focus on the working conditions in the supply chains of brandname IT companies.

This guideline helps to implement sustainable tenders of computers. It has a special focus on the working conditions in the supply chains of brandname IT companies. Computer hardware is nowadays almost exclusively produced in developing countries, often under very bad working conditions. While there is a growing trend to consider ecological criteria in public procurement of computers, requirements for humane working conditions are often neglected. This guideline is pioneering in making criteria regarding the working conditions in the supply chain of computer brand companies applicable. It shows how procurement bodies can formulate specific minimum requirements and additional incentives to achieve this goal.

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Buy IT Fair - Guideline for Sustainable Procurement of Computers