Circular and Fair ICT Pact

PACE Partner the Government of the Netherlands is contributing to the following Calls to Action from the Circular Economy Action Agenda for Electronics 

3. Transform consumption modes to increase market demand for circular products and services 

 

Ambition  

The Circular and Fair ICT Pact is an international procurement-led partnership to accelerate circularity, fairness and sustainability in the ICT sector initiated by the Netherlands. The Pact aims to set up networks of procurers in every participating country or region. These networks will be connected internationally to share knowledge, work out harmonized criteria, guidelines and tools, and talk to the market about future developments. They will leverage their collective procurement power, in close dialogue with the ICT supply side, to accelerate the transition towards a circular and fair ICT sector. 

 

Objectives for 2021  

The Pact has been signed officially by the coordinating organizations on June 14. In the next months, the Pact will install a Steering committee, with the objective of taking action to promote the uptake of CFIT commitments and ambitions by individual procuring organizations and buyer groups. 

 

Partners 

The Netherlands (I&W: Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management) (PACE Partner) 

UN One Planet Network, Circular Innovation Council of Canada, Governments of Belgium (FIDO), Germany (BMU), Norway (DFO), the United Kingdom (DEFRA), Austria (BMNT) and Switzerland (FOEN)