Generic Technology, Communication & Online - Ecology Question 37

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Does the brand have a concrete environmental procurement policy for all electronics used - including servers?

Dutch version: Heeft het merk een concreet aankoopbeleid met betrekking tot milieustandaarden voor alle gebruikte elektronica, inclusief servers?

German version: Bezieht der Markenhersteller Umweltkriterien in das Beschaffungswesen für Elektronik und Server ein? Werden konkrete Beispiele dazu veröffentlicht?


Website companies buy and use electronics sold by other companies like the well known computer- and smartphone brands. The servers are purchased from companies like IBM, HP, Fujitsu, Wortmann, Cisco etc. For the use of office electronics and servers (also for those owned and operated by external data centers), the website company should have a policy that addresses clear performances regarding our environmental criteria for electronics brands: Electronics#Questions_about_Ecology

Purchase AND use agreements (applicable for external datacenters) should at least cover 5 of our environmental criteria.

Ranking Guidelines

- Rank ‘Yes’ when the brand has met the above requirements.
- Rank ‘?’ when the information is not found on the website or when not enough detailed information has been provided.
- Rank ‘No’ when the brand has clearly stated that they do NOT take this information into account.

Answering Guidelines

- (Brand) does not provide information on its policy for (...), if there is one, through its website. Sustainability information should be easily accessible for consumers to make responsible choices.