The Circular & Fair ICT Pact (CFIT) is an international procurement-led partnership to accelerate circularity, fairness and sustainability in the ICT sector. CFIT will stimulate the use of common, easy-to-use procurement criteria, provide guidance and facilitate knowledge sharing. Together we will leverage our collective procurement power, in close dialogue with the ICT supply side, to affect the change and innovation we need. CFIT is an action under the UN One Planet Network SPP programme.
ICT-Pact: Joining forces
June 14th, 2021 - Today seven countries are signing the international Circular and Fair ICT Pact. The signatories commit to working together in making laptops and smartphones more circular and fair through procurement. The Dutch Minister for the Environment, Stientje van Veldhoven has initiated the pact. Belgium is co-lead.
The ICT market is a vast, global market with far-reaching effects on carbon emissions, rare materials use and human rights. Procurement can help speed up sustainable change, but only if we join together and use our collective buyer's voice.
Our ambition is to accelerate the transition towards circular and fair ICT products through the power of procurement. We want to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals by reducing carbon emissions and primary materials usage, reduce e-waste and promote human rights and worker rights. To achieve this, we want to build up our collective procurement power, aiming for three million users served by 2023.
Launch Event today!
We are pleased to announce that the Circular & Fair ICT Pact will be formally launched today, June 14 from 4-5 pm CET. Have a look at the programme and don't forget to register!
Join the live stream of the CFIT launch
The live stream starts today, June 14 at 4 pm CET, click the link below