On July 31st, 2023, the European Commission formally adopted the Environmental and Social Responsibility Standards (ESRS) entering effect for the first organisations on January 1, 2024. These require all larger organisations (and organisations listed by the European Commission) to report on what risks and opportunities they see arising from social and environmental issues and disclose information on the impact of their activities on people and the environment.
Including ESG requirements in IT tenders and contracts is essential to track and limit emissions and to ensure company policy compliance. While we acknowledge the importance of setting ambitious targets for a greener future, we also recognize the practical constraints that some vendors may face. Our inputs for IT vendor requirements are carefully crafted to challenge vendors to improve their sustainability performance without excluding relevant vendors or making unattainable demands.
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