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ACG Recognized as a Leader in Sustainable Electronics Procurement with 2023 EPEAT Purchaser Award

The American College of Greece (ACG) has been recognized as a 2023 EPEAT Purchaser Award winner, celebrating leaders in sustainable electronics procurement. The award comes from the Global Electronics Council (GEC), the non-profit organization that manages the EPEAT ecolabel. EPEAT allows ACG to efficiently address the lifecycle impacts of the electronics we purchase, including computers, displays, printers, copiers, network equipment, mobile phones, servers, photovoltaic modules, inverters, and televisions.

We use EPEAT in purchasing contracts to require that our vendors only provide electronics that meet strict sustainability criteria. These products are more energy efficient, less toxic, longer lasting, and easier to recycle than products that do not meet EPEAT criteria while addressing labor and human rights issues along the entire supply chain. Buying these sustainable products move us closer to achieving one of our goals, the promotion of sustainability.

As a winner, we received a calculation of the environmental and cost benefits associated with our EPEAT-registered purchases, as demonstrated in this infographic provided by GEC.

Rania Assariotaki, ACG Senior Sustainability Manager, stated:

Thank you, Global Electronics Council, for recognizing us as one of the 2023 EPEAT Purchaser Award Winners! This recognition highlights our commitment and our efforts to promote sustainability at all levels on campus. We have included sustainability criteria in our purchasing policy and supplier’s code of conduct. Purchasing sustainable IT products helps us reduce our environmental impact, address social issues, and improve, at the same time, the livelihoods of individuals and communities. Let’s also not forget that by making such choices, we save also money that gets invested in improving the academic experience of our students.

ACG is proud to have received this recognition and is committed to procuring sustainable electronics!

Because ACG Cares!

The EPEAT Purchaser Awards recognize excellence in the sustainable procurement of IT products. This year’s ceremony will be held virtually to encourage maximum participation from all GEC stakeholders! We’ll showcase leaders in healthcare, education, government, finance, and other industries as we celebrate the collective impacts institutional purchasers are making in global sustainability.

The Global Electronics Council (GEC) is a mission-driven non-profit launched in 2006 and dedicated to creating a more just and sustainable world. GEC acts as the fulcrum point between the institutional purchasers who buy electronics and the manufacturers who produce them. We support large-scale public and private purchasers with tools and resources. Institutional purchasers leverage their purchasing decisions toward creating a more sustainable and just world by deciding to buy sustainable technology.