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’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 ...
Tech’s Commitment to Sustainable Products (February 12, 2018)
The tech industry is committed to protecting our environment not just for today but for future generations. It is with that in mind that I recently traveled to China to represent the sector before several ...
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 ...
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 ...
ITI Comments on FTC Vote on its Right to Repair Policy Statement (July 21, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, ITI President and CEO Jason Oxman issued the following statement in response to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) vote on a policy statement making Right to Repair a priority issue: ...
IPC and ITI to Host Conference on Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements (May 24, 2021)
BANNOCKBURN, Ill., USA, May 20, 2021 — IPC and the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI) will host a virtual conference, “Critical and Emerging Environmental Product Requirements” on June 29 from ...
Biden Administration Takes Crucial Steps Toward Solving Climate Change (April 22, 2021)
WASHINGTON – Today, global tech trade association ITI issued the following statement from its President and CEO Jason Oxman welcoming the Biden-Harris Administration’s ongoing efforts to address climate ...
ITI Urges U.S. Congress to Leverage Digital Infrastructure to Further U.S. Leadership (April 15, 2021)
WASHINGTON — Today, global tech trade association ITI released recommendations for how the U.S. can leverage digital infrastructure to further its economic competitiveness. The recommendations call for ...