The Approach

The ICT market is a vast, global 4 trillion dollar market. It will not change, unless we as ICT procurers start asking for more circular and fair products, and ICT suppliers start delivering accordingly. Many of us already try to take action in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. Individually however our demand is far too small and too scattered for the big ICT brands to be able to act upon. Even individual governments have too little collective demand to make this change by themselves.

ARCTIC has been set up by procurement and ICT experts with the aim of global collaboration. The alliance will bring together procuring organizations, suppliers and value chain partners, policy makers and ambitious ngo’s to drive proactive and collaborative change. We believe that by working together in a multi-stakeholder approach, we can create a faster and more sustainable market change. The alliance will be connected to partners, like the Platform for Accelerating the Circular Economy (PACE) and the Responsible Business Alliance (RBA).

Have a look at our approach to facilitate this process below.

Map & Measure

  • Internal assessment
  • Map stakeholders
  • Facilitate stakeholder dialogue (Intern/extern)
  • Map risks
  • Project planning (high level)

Explore & Evaluate

  • Sustainability SWOT
  • Materiality analysis
  • Gap analysis
  • Risk management
  • Areas for improvement & Business opportunities

Define & Describe

  • Strategy, Ambition level (Vision and Mission)
  • Short and long-term objectives & targets & KPI’s
  • Project planning

Implement & Deploy

  • Execute project plan
  • Train and raise awareness
  • Embed in organization & core processes

Monitor & Control

  • Regular review and reporting structure
  • Track progress and performance
  •  Identify areas of improvement

Communicate results