Join us for the launch event of the Circular and Fair ICT Pact

The Circular and Fair ICT Pact (CFIT) will be launched on June 14th. Participants in this new international partnership will use their collective procurement power to accelerate the transition towards a circular and fair ICT sector in close dialogue with the ICT industry and other relevant actors. This is an initiative under the UN One Planet Network SPP Programme.

ICT is a fundamental part of our daily lives. At the same time the mining, production, usage and waste of ICT on a global scale is not without consequences. It is responsible for more than 2% of global CO2 emissions and this percentage is growing. In addition, the sector is dependent on scarce and non-renewable resources and confronted with environmental, human and labour rights challenges in the value chain.

While efforts are being made by the industry and others to address these challenges, it is time for ICT procurers to step up and support this much needed change. We can create the demand the industry needs for circular and fair products and services. We can only have real effect however, if we work together and speak with a consistent buyers’ voice.

The Circular and Fair ICT Pact (CFIT) will help bring us together to achieve this demand. The Pact aims to set up networks of procurers in every participating country or region. These networks will be connected internationally to share knowledge, work out harmonized criteria, guidelines and tools, and to talk to the market about future developments.

In April, at the WCEF+Climate conference, seven organizations already committed to join CFIT: the governments of the Netherlands (I&W), Belgium (FIDO), Germany (BMU), Norway (DFO), the United Kingdom (DEFRA) and Austria (BMNT), and the Circular Innovation Council of Canada. Please join us for the launch of the Pact.

Please register by clicking at the green box “Registration”.

When and where?

June 14th 2021, 4-5 pm CET, online.

For whom?

CFIT participants, potential participants and all those interested in learning more about the partnership objectives, approach and partners. Please feel free to share this invitation in your network.

How to register for the event?

Click at the green box "Registration". You will receive the link to access the event in the week prior to the meeting.

Are you interested in contributing to CFIT as a partner or supporting organization?

You can sign the Pact and join CFIT either as a procuring organization buying ICT or as an coordinating organization helping to bring procurers together. Organizations not involved on the procurement side are invited to support the partnership by signing a letter of support and endorsing the ambitions of the Pact. More information


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