- Let us shape the IT industry sustainability work, here is your chance.
Sweden and the Nordic region is globally recognized as sustainability leader within the IT industry. Nowhere else in the world is the concentration of leading sustainable businesses so high, nowhere else are sustainable procurement requirements so ambitious and demanding, especially within IT.
There is no shortage of sustainability challenges within IT and electronics, and with that, no shortage of efforts. We know that focused efforts can make a real difference.
Atea Sustainability Focus is an initiative that will increase the focus and pace of the IT industry sustainability work globally, embracing the opportunities provided by the Sustainable Development Goals. The initiative provides a platform for the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA) and the global IT industry to engage directly and effectively with the Nordic market – at the forefront when it comes to sustainability demands. By inviting Nordic customers to engage in an annual dialogue, they are given the opportunity to set the pace and priorities for the global sustainability agenda within IT.
At the core of the initiative – the Nordic Advisory Board facilitated by Atea will provide recommendations that balance customers’ demands and industry possibilities. The annual focus will facilitate progress.
The ASF dialogue is an annual survey designed to gather the Nordic markets insights, knowledge and expectations for a more sustainable IT industry. It targets the most engaged IT buyers in the region holding the sustainability flag highest.
ASF Advisory Board is a council of Nordic sustainability leaders from both the private and public sector, who also happen to be among the largest IT buyers in the Nordics and digitalization leaders in their own industry. Each organization contributes with sustainability and IT expertise.
This group of experts is tasked to analyze and interpret the customers’ views gathered through the annual ASF Dialogue and to formulate focused and relevant recommendations for the Responsible Business Alliance and its members. The goal is to help the RBA prioritize and further develop its sustainability work and spread it among its members.
The first ASF Report was presented to the RBA i February 2018. To download the Report click here. By a yearly Sustainability Focus the Nordic IT departments, step by step, will raise the bar for global sustainability.
Atea Sustainability Focus was launched on 6-7 July 2017 in Visby, in the context of Almedalen – the largest annual meeting place for politicians, business and civil society in Sweden. The launch event in itself created a platform for sustainability leadership – providing inspiration about the role of IT for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and galvanizing Nordic IT buyers into setting a bold but credible agenda for the industry to pursue.
Trisa Thompson Senior Vice President & Chief Responsibility Officer, Corporate Social Responsibility, DELL EMC
Deborah Albers Vice President Operations, Electronic industry Citizenship Coalition
Anders Hagström, Head of IT Labs and Green IT Manager – Innovation at HM
Andy Rietschel, Enterprise Sales Manager Tesla
Sören Enholm from TCO Development
Annukka Dickens from HP