Alliance for responsible circular & transparant procurement of ICT

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ARCTIC fosters proactive a cross sector multi-stakeholder partnership across the public and private sectors to drive collaborative change for more circular, transparent, responsible, and sustainable ICT supply chains. ARCTIC achieves its impact through the power of procurement.

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ARCTIC stands for

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ARCTIC will enable partner collaboration among value chain partners

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100% Circular ICT procurement

ARCTIC will aim towards 100% circular ICT procurement in 2050

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ARCTIC will cover mobile phones, laptops and data centres

Latest news & articles

Cooperation with Dutch Government

Apr 08, 2020

Presenting ARCTIC at OECD seminar

Mar 17, 2020

ARCTIC, The founding

Feb 14, 2020

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The Challenge

ICT is responsible for an estimated 2% of global carbon emissions, mainly caused by the rise of data centres and the growing production of smartphones. In addition, ICT generates close to 50 million tons of e-waste a year, 80% of which is not recycled. This means a vast loss of resources and rare materials used in ICT. Clearly, something has to change.

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The Stakeholders and their benefits

ARCTIC involves stakeholders from across the value chain, including representatives
from (local, national and regional) public policy making bodies, procurement, the industry and societal bodies (NGO, CSO, Trade/Industry associations, Standard Setters and Standardisation bodies.

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The governance structure

ARCTIC is set up as an independent, not-for-profit organisation,
led by a Board of Directors composed of leading voices from industry, procurement, government and civil society. The working groups and learning networks active under ARCTIC will be supported by a dedicated secretariat.

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Clear deliverables & objectives

The initial focus of ARCTIC will be on making the value chain of laptops, smartphones and data centres more responsible, circular and transparent through joint procurement.

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Join Now!

ARCTIC membership places you among a group of value chain peers and leaders who promote sustainable ICT. Join industry leaders, governments and civil society today to help create the sustainable and competitive ICT procurement we need tomorrow.