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Few Companies Have Developed 'Green' Procurement Policies

Most large companies haven't written green criteria into their companies' buying process, according to a report by Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester surveyed 124 IT operations and procurement professionals in North America and Europe and found that while 85 percent said environmental factors are important in planning IT operations, only 25 percent said they have written green criteria into their purchasing processes.
However, leading technology vendors such as Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Dell Inc., EMC Corp., Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel Corp., and Sun Microsystems Inc. are spending money on green initiatives such as energy-efficient servers, data center power and cooling products, cleaner manufacturing, and device recycling programs, according to the report, "Tapping Buyers' Growing Interest In Green IT."
Source: Computerworld, http://computerworld.com

Most large companies haven't written green criteria into their companies' buying process, according to a report by Cambridge, Mass.-based Forrester Research Inc.
Forrester surveyed 124 IT operations and procurement professionals in North America and Europe and found that while 85 percent said environmental factors are important in planning IT operations, only 25 percent said they have written green criteria into their purchasing processes.
However, leading technology vendors such as Advanced Micro Devices Inc., Cisco Systems Inc., Dell Inc., EMC Corp., Hewlett-Packard, IBM, Intel Corp., and Sun Microsystems Inc. are spending money on green initiatives such as energy-efficient servers, data center power and cooling products, cleaner manufacturing, and device recycling programs, according to the report, "Tapping Buyers' Growing Interest In Green IT."
Source: Computerworld, http://computerworld.com