Policy - Environment & Sustainability
Environment & Sustainability
The tech sector is playing a critical role in promoting global sustainability efforts by continuously improving the environmental, energy, and performance characteristics of our products. Sustainability is meeting the resource and services needs of current and future generations without compromising the health of the ecosystems that provide them.
ITI members are leading tech sector efforts to ensure that people around the world will continue to have access to resources and materials for generations to come. Our companies are consistently innovating throughout the entire product lifecycle, from materials sourcing to environmental design, to energy efficiency and proper end-of-life management.
ITI works on behalf of our members to advocate for green tech policies in eco-friendly materials selection (what goes into the product), purchasing green products (how to identify greener products), supply chain management (ensuring our products are responsibly sourced), and responsible product reuse and recycling (responsible end-of-life management).
For further information on our product sustainability efforts, please see the links below. For further information on how the tech sector’s products are enabling future sustainability across the global economy, please see our links on Climate Change and Intelligent Efficiency.
- Comments on Brazil Restriction of Hazardous Substances (April 16, 2019)
- Presentation on EU conflict minerals (July 11, 2017)
ITI's Rick Goss Testimony on Conflict Minerals Before Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing (April 05, 2017)
Testimony delivered by Senior Vice President for Environment and Sustainability on April 5, 2017, before before the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health Policy ...
ITI Conflict Minerals Comments to Securities and Exchange Commission (March 20, 2017)
ITI comments to the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on conflict minerals regulations sent March 10, 2017.
RILA & ITI State Clean Energy Procurement Index January 2017 (January 10, 2017)
RILA & ITI State Clean Energy Procurement Index January 2017 ranking, for the first time, the ease at which tech and retail companies can procure clean energy by state.
Tech Industry’s Commitment to Create a Healthier, More Sustainable Planet (April 20, 2022)
The tech industry plays a critical role in the effort to protect our planet. ITI and our member companies continue to work with governments and key partners to develop and implement measures to mitigate ...
How the Tech Industry is Bringing Us Closer to a Carbon Neutral Future (November 09, 2021)
Governments and business entities from around the world are gathering at the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26, in Glasgow, Scotland. There, the COP (the Conference of ...
Tech’s Role in Addressing Climate Change (April 19, 2021)
Ahead of Earth Week, ITI hosted White House Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy and former EPA Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, who is the Vice President, Environment, Policy, and Social Initiatives at Apple, ...
Ensuring Technology Serves as a Force for Good (March 06, 2019)
It’s easy to forget just how much technology has changed our world and our lives. A little more than a decade ago, a small business owner relied on foot traffic from local customers rather than web visits ...
Tech Celebrates Earth Day (April 23, 2018)
At ITI, we have the honor of supporting the tech sector on the frontier of groundbreaking advances in environment and sustainability. ITI’s member companies take great pride in their commitment to achieving ...
ITI Reacts to Proposal for Regulation to Make Products More Sustainable (March 30, 2022)
BRUSSELS – Today, global tech trade association, the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) reacted to the European Commission’s proposal for a Regulation on Ecodesign for Sustainable Products, ...
Tech Industry Releases Action Plan to Drive U.S. Global Competitiveness (February 10, 2022)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI released 14 actions that the Biden-Harris Administration and U.S. Congress can take in 2022 to further U.S. competitiveness globally. Technology’s ...
ITI Joins United Nations’ Race to Zero Campaign (February 02, 2022)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI announced its participation in the United Nations’ Race to Zero campaign as an Accelerator. As governments across the world work to implement the goals ...
ITI Supports COP26 Efforts to Advance Strong Climate Ambitions (October 26, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, the global tech trade association ITI welcomed the upcoming United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCC) 26th Conference of the Party’s (COP26) goals to mitigate climate ...
ITI’s The Green Grid Partners with EPA on ENERGY STAR Score for Data Centers (August 16, 2021)
WASHINGTON – The Green Grid (TGG) announced today that it will partner with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) on a new survey of data center energy and water use to allow for an update to ...