Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Gartner Predicts Green IT Audits for Suppliers

According to Gartner, IT vendors will soon be subject to green audits by the global corporations they supply, Sustainable Life Media reports. This is according to Gartner's annual list of topics expected to affect the IT industry, specifically where IT professionals will need to take action in 2008.

When discussing supply chains, Gartner predicts that "by 2011, suppliers to large global enterprises will need to prove their green credentials via an audited process to retain preferred supplier status. These policies go well beyond minimizing direct carbon emissions or requiring suppliers to comply with local environmental regulations."

Many large organizations are already putting such policies in place, such as Home Depot, Timberland and Wal-Mart.

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