Responsible Electronics 2013: Magic of the Partnership


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Presentations from the EICC conference Responsible Electronics 2013, Oct 1-3 in California. This segment is from the session The Magic of the Partnership, from the Global e-Sustainability Initiative (GeSI).

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Responsible Electronics 2013: Magic of the Partnership

  1. 1. Luis Neves Chairman
  2. 2. Members Partners
  3. 3. • E-TASC • Conflict Free Sourcing Initiative • Learning & capability building activities
  4. 4. • New & improved E-TASC platform • Benefit from industry using 1 tool and sharing experiences • Discounted access for GeSI members
  5. 5. Audit Integration Conflict Minerals Multi Tier Transparency Dynamic questionnaires-150 sectors Data Verification (Expert Analysts) 360° Watch (500+ data sources) Chemicals Transport FMCG Pharmaceutical ICT
  6. 6. GOAL: Support GeSI and member companies on creating better CSR performance at global supply chains in China and Southeast Asia; BENEFIT: Provide GeSI with a better insight into the issues faced in factories in China and identify areas that need attention from the ICT industry
  7. 7. • Momentum for Change – ICT pillar • Benefits to our members include: • Increased awareness of the potential of ICT to enable emission reductions • Increased recognition through promotion in the “global climate change negotiations” of member companies’ activities which address climate change
  8. 8. Outputs: •Universal mobile charger and power supply •Network energy efficiency standard
  9. 9. • E-Waste Academy • Goal = Enable better e-waste management processes in developing countries through best practice and knowledge sharing
  10. 10. WHO WHERE WHY WHEN • Policy Makers • Governmental Officials • Recyclers • Refurbishers • Collectors • Form all over the world El Salvador hosted by Basel Convention Regional Centre for the Central America Sub-region including Mexico • Platform for exchange of best practices • Discuss & share policy development and approaches • Foster interactive atmosphere of knowledge sharing • Get feedback & advice from e- waste experts and policymakers Timeline: 1 August 2013 Call for Applications Open 15 October 2013 Call for Applications Closed 31 January 2014 Confirmation participants 31 March - 4 April 2014 EWAM in El Salvador Visit or email
  11. 11. • ICT Sector Guidance to GHG Protocol • Benefits to members: • Direct input in shaping measurement & reporting tool, ensuring that it is relevant and easy to use for all stakeholders • Collaboration and technical exchange with industry peers • Enhanced ability to engage with and respond to customers by helping the customer to measure their environmental footprint
  12. 12. • Goal = Build energy efficient and sustainable global ICT networks. • Result of partnership = increased awareness & take-up of energy efficient network design and equipment
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