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Green Procurement Plan - Part B: Scorecard for Goods

IT Hardware

Last updated: 01-10-2011

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Green: Mandatory specification or fully implemented initiative.
Yellow: Optional specification or partially implemented initiative.
Red: Identified as a potential specification or initiative. Not yet incorporated into GoC procurement.

  Last RFx Upcoming RFx Future RFx
20-09-2006
10-10-2011
07-07-2015
INITIATIVES:  
Proposed Standard Environmental Considerations for all
Contracts
GoC Commitment to Green Procurement  
Standard paragraph stating commitment to integrating environmental considerations into GoC procurement
Green
Green
Green
Reports and billing   
Invoices and correspondence to be sent and processed electronically
Green
Green
Green
Use of electronic signatures, where client capacity to accept them exists, to reduce paper consumption
Green
Green
Green
Draft reports are sent electronically
Green
Green
Green
Limitations on number of hard copies of documents provided
Green
Green
Green
Paper is certified as originating from a sustainably managed forest and/or has a minimum of 30% recycled content
Green
Green
Green
Reduction initiatives  
Commodity group has taken action to encourage reduction in consumption.
Green
Green
Green
Reviewing asset life extension from 3 years to 4 years or more
Green
Green
Green
Optimal hardware specification to facilitate longest life cycle and offset future obsolesence
Green
Green
Green
Supplier Engagement  
Adoption of Supplier supporting ultimate version of EPEAT standard. Green
Mandatory
Green
Green
Supplier communication to indicate environmental objectives in future years. Green
Industry consultation
Green
Industry consultation
Green
Industry consultation
Successful bidders' environmental information available  
  - within government Green
NMSO Benchmark Report
Green
NMSO Benchmark Report
Green
NMSO Benchmark Report
  - publicly NMSO Benchmark Report NMSO Benchmark Report

ECMA-370 IT Eco Declaration

NMSO Benchmark Report

ECMA-370 IT Eco Declaration

RFSO GREEN PROCUREMENT CRITERIA
Energy Efficiency  
Early adoption of all new versions of Energy Star Green
ES vers. 4.0
Green
ES vers. 4.0
Green
T.B.D
EPEAT Gold level - intially desirable, made mandatory 09/09/2010 Yellow
desktops, monitors, notebooks - Silver
Green
desktops, monitors, notebooks
Green
desktops, monitors, notebooks
Intel ACPI or AMD PowerNow
Green
Green
Green
Low Voltage Desktop Processors
Green
Green
Green
Low Voltage Server Processors - where applicable
Green
Green
Green
80Plus certified efficient power supply**
Green
Bronze level
Green
Gold level
Green
Gold level
DPMS for monitors
Green
Green
Green
Small Form Factor Desktop
Green
Green
Green
Wake on LAN
Green
Green
Green
Green Grid - server manfufacturer membership. Best energy-efficiency practices in datacenter operation, construction, and design
Green
Green
Green
Thin Client - low power desktop alternative
Green
Green
Green
Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC) member for server, desktop and notebooks *****
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
TCO Certified Notebooks 3
Yellow
n/a
Green
TCO Certified Desktops 3
Yellow
n/a
Green
Sever virtualisation capabilities for greater density, higher utilisation
Green
Servers and blade servers
Green
Green
LED backlit display technology for monitors and notebooks.
Yellow
Green
Green
User presence detect for auto power down/power up on monitors
Red
Green
Green
New effciencies with on-board notebook video controllers elimiate the need for separate, discrete controllers
Red
Green
Green
Server and SAN/NAS - Adoption of 2.5 inch hard disk technology - 25% more power efficient.
Red
Green
Green
EnergyStar 2.0 for Servers - Server NMSO
Red
Yellow
Green
80Plus Gold certified power supplies - Server NMSO
Red
Yellow
Green
Lower power "value" SFF desktop category added
Red
Green
Green
Ruggedised mobile categories EPEAT certified
Red
Green
Green
Reduction of Hazardous Materials  
RoHS compliance for Desktops and Notebooks**
Yellow
Green
Green
RoHS compliance for Servers
Yellow
Green
Green
EPEAT Silver level
Green
Gold
Gold
TCO '03 compliance for monitors
Green
Green
Green
Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC) member for server, desktop and notebooks****
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
TCO '05 for desktops, notebooks
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
TCO '06 compliance for monitors
Yellow
Yellow
Green
LED backlit display technology for monitors and notebooks.
Yellow
Green
Green
New effciencies with on-board notebook video controllers elimiate the need for separate, discrete controllers
Red
Green
Green
Optical drives no longer part of the desktop default configuration - avialable if requested
Red
Green
Green
Server and SAN/NAS - Adoption of 2.5 inch hard disk technology - 33% increase in density
Red
Green
Green
Ruggedised mobile categories EPEAT certified
Red
Green
Green
Design for Reuse and Recycle  
TCO '03 compliance for monitors
Green
Green
Green
TCO '06 compliance for monitors
Yellow
Yellow
Green
EPEAT Gold level
Yellow
Green
Green
Tool-less desktop assembly
Green
Green
Green
End of Life Management for reuse and recycle  
Manufacturer take back**
Yellow
Green
Green
EPEAT Gold compliance
Yellow
Green
Green
RoHS compliance**
Yellow
Green
Green
Environmental stewardship in the manufacturing process  
ISO 14001 certification**
Green
Green
Green
Membership to National Environmental Electronics Industry Association Green
Desktop, Notebook, Server Mandatory
Green
Green
****Member - Electronic Industry Code of Conduct (EICC) governing: Environmental Permits and Reporting Yellow
Desktop, Notebook, Server
Yellow
Yellow
Pollution Prevention and Resource Reduction
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Hazardous Substances
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Wastewater and Solid Waste
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Air Emissions
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Product Content Restrictions
Yellow
Yellow
Yellow
Packaging  
Reduction of added toxics in packaging**
Green
Green
Green
Separable materials**
Green
Green
Green
Declaration of recycled content
Green
Green
Green
Electronic Manuals and support materials available (in lieu of paper)
Green
Green
Green
Bulk Pacakaging - multi-unit containers Yellow
Desktop, Notebook, Server
Green
Green
Note: CGSB standard for bulk packaging
Red
Yellow
Green
Alternate Desktop Client and Server Technology  
Thin Client
Green
Green
Green
Thin Client categories modernised and embellished
Red
Green
Green
Small form factor desktop
Green
Green
Green
High Density, low power blade servers available
Green
Green
Green
Increase in the variety of low Power, ultra-portable mobile devices (e.g. slate tablet)
Red
Green
Green
Note: consult the GPP Questionnaire for more details on mandatory vs. optional criteria, as applicable to different types of IT Hardware.
**The Detailed list of criteria for EPEAT compliance is provided below:
The EPEAT standard is being adopted in the 2007 RFSO  
Gold - 23 required criteria + 75% of 28 optional criteria
Green
Green
Green
Reduction/elimination of environmentally sensitive materials  
Compliance with provisions of European RoHS Directive.
Green
Green
Green
Elimination of intentionally added cadmium
Green
Green
Green
Reporting on amount of mercury used in light sources
Green
Green
Green
Low threshold for amount of mercury used in light sources
Green
Green
Green
Elimination of intentionally added mercury used in light sources
Green
Green
Green
Elimination of intentionally added lead in certain applications
Green
Green
Green
Elimination of intentionally added hexavalent chromium
Green
Green
Green
Elimination of intentionally added flame retardants and plasticizers in certain apps
Green
Green
Green
Large plastic parts free of flame retardants classified under ECD 67/548/EEC
Green
Green
Green
Batteries free of lead, cadmium, mercury
Green
Green
Green
Large plastic parts free of PVC
Green
Green
Green
Materials selection  
Declaration of post-consumer recycled plastic content (%)
Green
Green
Green
Minimum content of postconsumer recycled plastic
Green
Green
Green
Higher content of postconsumer recycled plastic
Green
Green
Green
Declaration of renewable/bio-based plastic materials content (%)
Green
Green
Green
Minimum content of renewable bio-based plastic
Green
Green
Green
Declaration of product weight
Green
Green
Green
Design for end of life  
Identification of materials with special handling needs
Green
Green
Green
Elimination of paints or coatings that are not compatible with recycling/reuse
Green
Green
Green
Easy disassembly of external enclosure
Green
Green
Green
Marking of plastic components
Green
Green
Green
Identification and removal of components containing hazardous materials
Green
Green
Green
Reduced number of plastic material types
Green
Green
Green
Molded/glued in metal eliminated or removable
Green
Green
Green
Minimum 65% reusable/recyclable
Green
Green
Green
Minimum 90% reusable/recyclable
Green
Green
Green
Manual separation of plastics
Green
Green
Green
Marking of plastics
Green
Green
Green
Product longevity/life cycle extension  
Availability of additional three year warranty or service agreement
Green
Green
Green
Availability of additional forth year warranty or service agreement
Green
Green
Green
Upgradeable with common tools
Green
Green
Green
Modular design
Green
Green
Green
Availability of replacement parts
Green
Green
Green
Energy conservation  
Energy Star vers. 5.0 (EPEAT compliance deadline - Feb 08)
Green
Green
Green
Renewable energy accessory available
Green
Green
Green
Renewable energy accessory standard
Green
Green
Green
End of life management  
Provision of product take-back service
Green
Green
Green
Auditing of recycling vendors
Green
Green
Green
Provision of rechargeable battery take-back service
Green
Green
Green
Note: OGGO defined, GoC internal take back service now in place
Corporate performance  
ISO 14001 certification through ISO approved registrar
Green
Green
Green
Self-certified environmental management system for design and manufacturing orgs
Green
Green
Green
3rd party certified environmental mgmt system for design and manufacturing orgs
Green
Green
Green
Corporate report consistent with Performance Track or GRI
Green
Green
Green
Corporate report based on GRI
Green
Green
Green
Packaging  
Reduction/elimination of intentionally added toxics in packaging
Green
Green
Green
Separable packing materials
Green
Green
Green
Packaging 90% recyclable and plastics labeled
Green
Green
Green
Declaration of recycled content
Green
Green
Green
Minimum postconsumer content guidelines
Green
Green
Green
Provision of take-back program for packaging
Green
Green
Green
Documentation of reusable packaging
Green
Green
Green