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Greening government ICT: 2015 annual report

Government departments achieved a number of green energy and best practice commitments during the final year of the Greening ICT strategy.

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The 2011 Greening government ICT strategy set out how government ICT will contribute to green commitments and provide financial savings using efficient, green practices. The strategy included an initial 4-year roadmap of commitments to reduce the government’s technology energy consumption and promote sustainable digital alternatives to paper-based processes.

This 2015 report shows departments meeting a number of significant commitments and targets. Government digital approaches underpinned a major reduction in energy consumption by ICT this year, as reported by 10 departments. These digital approaches included procuring commodity services through:

14 major departments have now reached the target Sustainable ICT Maturity Level of 3 (Practised), adopting best practices across most ICT and business sustainability services. Using print management services is much more widespread.

Departments have used shared print resources, energy efficient multi-function devices and default energy and paper saving print settings to meet their greening government commitments. More e-conferencing services and virtualisation techniques, and increased servers and storage use have also contributed to greater energy efficiency.

Published 19 April 2016