April 2012, 6 pages
conducted a survey of 2,000 customers worldwide with 232 respondents, to better
understand how organizations are building sustainability into their IT service
provider selection and purchasing processes.
findings point to an increasingly established trend to embrace and include
sustainability practices within the purchasing process. When it comes to
influencing purchasing decisions, 72 percent of the U.S. respondents said they
believe sustainability is important in selecting a service provider as well as
influencing a purchasing decision. In the rest of the world, 91 percent, build
sustainability into their purchasing decisions on either a periodic or standard
basis. Countries outside the United States seem to put a greater emphasis on
weighting sustainability as part of purchasing decisions.
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