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GSA IT receives award for excellence in sustainable procurement of IT products

| GSA Blog Team
Post filed in: Awards  |  GSA IT  |  Sustainability

For the seventh year in a row, GSA IT won a national award recognizing organizations that buy and sell sustainable and environmentally friendly electronic products.

The Global Electronics Council gives the annual EPEAT Purchaser Award for excellence in sustainable procurement of IT products and services, such as computers and displays, mobile phones, and servers.

EPEAT, or Electronic Product Environmental Assessment Tool, is a ranking system devised by the Global Electronics Council that helps purchasers in the public and private sectors evaluate, compare, and select desktop computers, notebooks and monitors based on their environmental attributes.

“GSA has a long history of sustainable procurements and practices; IT wants to move beyond supporting environmentally sustainable practices and be a leader in this category,” said Erika Dinnie, GSA Associate Chief Information Officer for Digital Infrastructure Technologies.

GSA is committed to buying sustainable products. Additionally, GSA recycles end-of-life equipment by donating to schools or other institutions, or repurposes them in an environmentally-safe manner. GSA is also focused on investing in “smart” IT for our buildings to improve energy and operational efficiency, and continuing to purchase electronic products that meet EPEAT specifications.

Learn more about how GSA supports the Administration’s sustainability priorities.

GSA IT and its leaders are the recipients of numerous national awards in the last year, including the following:

  • The AFFIRM Leadership Award for Leadership in Cyber Innovation. 
  • The AFFIRM Leadership Award for Transformational Technology. 
  • The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) Champion Award. 
  • The FITARA Best in Cyber Award. 
  • Washington Exec’s Top Government Tech Leaders to Watch in 2023.
  • The Commercial Real Estate Digital Innovation Award for Best Use of Automation: Corporate/Institutional Real Estate.