The Power of Federal Procurement
The US Federal Government has been a leader in sustainable acquisition for more than two decades. Our panel discussion will address the importance of past and current federal sustainable acquisition initiatives in providing energy-related cost savings, meeting environmental goals, reducing GHGs, and increasing federal infrastructure resiliency. As the private sector moves to leverage their purchasing power to address climate change, they have the US Federal Government as a role model.
GEC will share information about their global campaign, the GEC Purchaser Commitment—a multi-year initiative that asks governments, companies, and individual purchasers to commit to purchasing sustainable and circular technology and services. Read more about the GEC Purchaser Commitment at globalelectronicscouncil.org/commitment/.
In June, the GEC Purchaser Commitment and the Circular and Fair ICT Pact — which brings together the IT spend of the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Norway, the United Kingdom, Austria, and Switzerland — joined forces. See our joint statement here.
- Lesley Anne Field, Deputy Administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy (OFPP) in the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) of the Executive Office of the President
- Schuyler Schell, Supervisor, Procurement Services and Distributed Generation Services, Department of Energy’s (DOE) Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Office
- David Widawsky, Ph.D, Director, Data Gathering and Analysis Division, Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention, U.S. EPA
- Cynthia A. Vallina, Principal of the Vallina Group, formerly with OMB leading efforts on sustainability and acquisition for more than 30 years