Green IT – the burning issue for businesses
Green IT is all about processes that reduce the IT footprint. Its main purpose is to lessen energy consumption.
It is geared towards sustainability as well as eco-friendly products, services, practices and management systems used in the IT and communications sector.
Factors that push the IT community towards green IT are environmental awareness, pressure from legislators and consumers, and the rising cost of fuel.
Renewable energy transformation in the GCC countries
Since Saudi Arabia announced its ambitious agenda,
Vision 2030, which aims to reduce the dependence on oil, and since the United Arab Emirates announced – according to
BBC news – that “it intends to invest $163bn in projects to generate half of the nation's power needs from renewables”, many businesses in the UAE, KSA, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Qatar have started to create renewable energy transformation plans, particularly in IT.
It is becoming essential for all business in GCC countries to fulfil their moral and legal obligations by taking an environmentally responsible approach. Doing so will also improve your company’s reputation and brand.
Help your organisation meet its environmental obligations
IT Governance provides an extensive range of products, including
toolkits, that will help your organisation meet its environmental obligations and prepare for future legislation.
ISO 14001 is the international standard for delivering an
environmental management system (EMS). ISO 14001 is aimed at providing guidelines for the management of environmental impacts that result from organisational activities, products and services. All companies registered under ISO 14001 are fully committed to improving the environment in which they operate.
The ISO 14001 EMS Documentation Toolkit contains a suite of templates that will help you prepare for and implement an EMS. All policy and procedure templates are applicable across businesses of all sizes and industries.
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