May 30, 2013

Global experts on green technology and sustainability will meet with industry leaders on the compliance and regulatory challenges they face as part of the first-ever ITI Sustainability Series.

The three sessions will occur on: 

  •   June 6:  Dell campus in Round Rock, Tex.
  •   June 10:  Intel campus in Santa Clara, Calif.
  •   June 12:  Motorola Solutions campus in Schaumburg, Ill.

Learn more about the ITI Sustainability Series.The Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), a leading policy advocacy organization for the tech sector, is spearheading the day-long sessions to examine issues ranging from regulatory initiatives in the European Union, Latin America, and Asia; U.S. developments on electronics recycling, substance restrictions, and energy efficiency; and conflict-minerals compliance.  Speakers include officials from the United Kingdom who developed the EU directives and compliance guidance involving the chemical content in electronics and the recycling of electronic products, as well as industry legal, technical, and regulatory compliance experts.

“The tech sector is a leading force in sustainability and is continually creating new approaches to advance sound energy and environmental outcomes.  This session will give participants the latest developments from U.S. and global perspectives, and allow us to develop new ideas to address these challenges,” explained Rick Goss, ITI’s senior vice president for environment and sustainability.

People interested in participating can register at http://www.itic.org/sustainabilityseries/.

“Tech companies place a premium on green tech.  They understand how technology and innovation can prove to be a valuable partner for environmental protection.  At our forums, we’ll look to build on the sector’s record of accomplishment and turn individual approaches into industry-wide opportunities,” Goss said.

ITI is cohosting the events with SEMI, a global industry association serving the manufacturing supply chain for the micro- and nano-electronics, and IPC, an association of electronics companies focused on industry standards, training, market research, and public policy advocacy.  The events are cosponsored by Total Parts Plus and 1WEEE Services.

ITI is the premier advocacy and policy organization for the world’s leading innovation companies.  ITI navigates the relationships between policymakers, companies, and non-governmental organizations, providing creative solutions that advance the development and use of technology around the world.  Visit itic.org to learn more.

Media contact:  Meghan Fletcher, mfletcher@itic.org, (202) 524-4389

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