Environmental concerns are rising up the corporate IT agenda with one-third of European organizations now taking ‘green’ factors into account when evaluating and selecting IT suppliers, Silicon reports (via BusinessWeek).
Forty-eight percent of the European respondents in the report Tapping Buyers’ Growing Interest in Green IT, by researcher Forrester, also said environmental concerns are “very important” in planning their company’s IT operations.
Green action is less obvious in the U.S. where just 22 percent of organizations look at green factors when choosing suppliers and just 33 percent said environmental concerns are “very important” to the IT department.
Forrester says that tech vendors will come under scrutiny over their own green strategy and some banks already have a green “wish list” for preferred suppliers, which means not only having to tick the right boxes but being able to provide proof.
Other findings from the report here.