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Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council: Using Ecolabels for Sustainable Procurement
August 15 @ 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm UTC-5
Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council Panel: Using Ecolabels for Sustainable Procurement
DATE: Tuesday, August 15, 2023
TIME: 1:50 PM to 3:00 PM
LOCATION: Sustainable Purchasing Leadership Council, Innovation Accelerator Roundtables
The “Using Ecolabels for Sustainable Procurement” Innovation Accelerator Roundtable (IAR) is a formal presentation to educate participants about the benefits of using ecolabels and best practices for implementing ecolabels in their organizations.
The session will include an introduction to ecolabels, a review of available ecolabels, the benefits of using ecolabels in procurement, how to incorporate ecolabels into the procurement process, and highlights of the EPEAT Type 1 ecolabel. The session may include a summary of benefits and a Q&A session.
Global Electronics Council (GEC) manages ecolabels to assist purchasers in identifying credible sustainable technology products and services. GEC’s EPEAT ecolabel is the leading Type 1 ecolabel covering products and services from the technology sector.
About GEC Panelist
Emmanuel Nwodo – Senior Manager, Global Relations
Mr. Emmanuel Nwodo is GEC’s Senior Manager, Global Relations. In this role, he drives engagement with stakeholders to stimulate the demand and supply of sustainable IT products and services. He is a project management professional with over eight years of experience in government affairs and business operations.
Prior to joining GEC, Emmanuel worked with NIRSAL. He led a special duties team in partnership with the Togolese Government to establish the Togolese Incentive-Based Risk Sharing System for Agricultural Lending. Earlier in his career, he worked as the Legislative Director to the House of Representatives Chairman on Banking and Currency in the Nigerian National Assembly.
Emmanuel is based in Washington, DC, and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration and Public Policy from American University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from Howard University. Emmanuel is also a Certified Prince2 Practitioner in Project Management.