Working group on Ethical Procurement of ICT
Under the Circular and Fair ICT Pact, the Belgian Federal Institute for Sustainable Development (FISD) works together with ICLEI - Local Governments for Sustainability to support public buyers to help create better working conditions and protect the rights of workers and communities through ethical purchasing practices.
The working group which started in 2021, brought together a group of 27 public procurers and policy makers. The working group met online across four workshop-style sessions, which focussed on topics such as the use of labels, follow-up in contract management or sharing the latest good practices. The results have been summarised in a final report including a set of recommendations for future work. And in addition, a number of Portraits on Ethical Procurement of ICT have been published as key outputs. These portraits capture procurement approaches, recommendations and lessons learned for individual public authorities.