The government has made it a priority to achieve broader outcomes that go beyond the immediate purchase of goods and services.
Each provider has committed to working towards supplying products and services with minimal environmental and social impact throughout their lifecycle by:
* Product stewardship includes systems and processes to manage the end-of-life of devices and consumables, including those not owned by the provider, eg those sold to an agency or school.
Providers will increase the proportion of recycled materials used in manufacturing their devices, peripherals, consumables and packaging.
Providers will offer and promote product stewardship programmes to agencies to ensure devices, peripherals, consumables and packaging are suitably recovered, repurposed, refurbished or recycled.
Providers will decrease the proportion of devices, peripherals, consumables and packaging that cannot be recycled and is sent to landfill.
Providers will increase the proportion of devices, peripherals, consumables and packaging that:
Providers will work to reduce carbon emissions and waste generated. This may include repairing rather than replacing products, using remote service/trouble shooting tools, consolidated service/delivery routes and using electric service fleets where practicable.