Published: 24 May 2023
IT creates GHG emissions through asset manufacturing, use and end of life, but I&O leaders usually have visibility of emissions only from the use phase. To improve their sustainability ROI, I&O leaders must measure, manage and mitigate IT-generated GHG emissions over the entire IT asset life cycle.
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Any device with a printed circuit board and semiconductors will have a significant upstream Scope 3 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions footprint, created through the sourcing of materials, component manufacturing, assembly and distribution (cradle-to-site).
GHG emissions created through product use can be opaque and difficult to account for due to a distributed asset base and different mechanisms of energy procurement.
Sustainable methods of end-of-life product management through circular economy practices have not yet been widely adopted.
To integrate sustainability into digital workplace transformation, I&O leaders should:
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