UK Government sets out new digital procurement strategy

It dictates by 2025, all government ICT suppliers must have made a formal and actionable commitment to delivering net zero

The UK Government has set out a new strategy to ensure its ICT and digital technologies estate is progressing towards net zero.

It says it will work in partnership with industry and other sectors to ensure government ICT and digital services professionals, end-users, suppliers and supply chains will be able to play their part in the decarbonisation journey.

While acknowledging that "the true sustainability impact of digital is still not fully understood or published", it sets out a number of goal outcomes - the principal one of these is to reduce carbon emissions and cost.

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