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.
- 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.
Connected Devices Alliance (CDA) Voluntary Principles for Networked Devices (February 26, 2016)
Connected Devices Alliance (CDA) Voluntary Principles for Networked Devices energy efficiency developed by the G 20 through a multi-stakeholder approach.
Energy Efficiency Policy for a Digital World (November 17, 2017)
Last December, following robust negotiations between regulators, NGOs and the private sector, including the tech industry, California became the first state in the U.S. to pass legislation that regulates ...
Will China Fill the Void of US Climate Leadership in G-20? (July 14, 2017)
The G-20 just concluded its annual meetings in Hamburg, Germany, where all the countries except the United States reaffirmed their joint commitment to the Paris Climate accord, an agreement the United ...
Jobs and the Environment: Why Tech is Committed to the Paris Climate Agreement (June 12, 2017)
Although President Donald Trump has withdrawn the United States from the COP-21 Paris Climate Agreement, the tech industry remains committed to the goals of the accord, and our determination to combat ...
Diversity and Inclusion - Sustainability's Missing Link (April 18, 2017)
As we approach Earth Day, ITI will join many communities and organizations engaged in discourse relating to the environment this week. While many discussions around town will focus on waste, energy conservation ...
Senate Committee Evaluates Progress and Challenges for Conflict Minerals (April 18, 2017)
On April 5, I had the privilege of testifying before a subcommittee of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to detail the tech industry’s policies, commitments, and achievements in driving responsible ...
ITI on US Withdrawal from Paris Climate Change Agreement (June 01, 2017)
WASHINGTON — ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, today released the following statement from President and CEO Dean Garfield after President Donald Trump announced his decision to have the United ...
ITI on White House’s Pending Decision on Paris Climate Change Agreement (May 31, 2017)
WASHINGTON — ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, today released the following statement from President and CEO Dean Garfield as the White House considers whether or not to keep the United States ...
ITI Before Senate Hearing on Conflict Minerals: Tech Committed to Clean Sourcing (April 05, 2017)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, released the following testimony delivered by Senior Vice President of Environment and Sustainability Rick Goss before a hearing of the Senate ...
ITI Comments on SEC Conflict Minerals Rules (March 20, 2017)
WASHINGTON – ITI, the global voice of the tech sector, today released comments the organization submitted in response to a request from the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on conflict minerals ...
New Report: States with Strong Domestic Clean Energy Choices are Creating Jobs and Economic Growth (January 10, 2017)
WASHINGTON - A groundbreaking study undertaken for the first time and jointly released today by the nation’s retail and technology industries concludes that states that are investing in clean domestic ...