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The Sustainable IT Label Framework

The Sustainable IT label framework

The Sustainable IT label framework

The framework was developed by the Institute for Sustainable IT in partnership with the French Ministry of Ecological Transition, ADEME, and the WWF.

It is based on the 4 themes and 14 principles of action of the Sustainable IT label.

In 2021, the Sustainable IT label framework was overhauled to make it a more complete, more practical resource for organizations looking to develop their sustainable IT strategy.

The SIT framework is now available in two sector-specific versions for digital services companies and local governments.

Strategy and governance

Support for the SIT strategy

Digital service lifecycle

Extend your SIT approach

External levers of communities

Digital services company product and services

1 : Strategy and governance

PA 1 Integrate the Sustainable IT strategy into the organization’s strategy

  • TIR 1: Commitment from top management
  • TIR 2: Define the SIT strategy and the associated means

PA 2 Formalize the Sustainable IT policy

  • TIR 3: Identify the main social and environmental challenges of digital technology for the organization
  • TIR 4: Define indicators to manage the Sustainable IT policy
  • TIR 5: Define and plan a Sustainable IT action plan

PA 3 Deploy the Sustainable IT policy

  • TIR 6: Identify and support the project leaders of the SIT approach
  • TIR 7 – For collectivities: Create a multidisciplinary monitoring committee (elected officials, general management, IT services, sustainable development, etc.)
  • TIR 8: Assess and analyze Sustainable IT indicators

2 : Support for the SIT strategy

PA 4 Lead the process to engage internal and external stakeholders

  • TIR 9: Identify and Integrate stakeholders in the Sustainable IT approach
  • TIR 10: Share general information on SIT (news, key figures, interviews, etc.)
  • TIR 11: Communicate transparently on the organization’s commitments and SIT indicators
  • TIR 12: Bring out good SIT practices from employees and share them internally and externally
  • TIR 13: Participate or organize events to raise awareness of SIT stakeholders

PA 5 Integrate digital accessibility

  • TIR 14: Allow employees to easily access and use the organization’s IT services
  • TIR 15: Develop digital inclusion and employability of all employees

PA 6 Promote and support the development of Sustainable IT skills

  • TIR 16: Integrate Sustainable IT into the organization’s training plan
  • TIR 17: Professionalize responsible digital in the management of organizational skills
  • TIR 18: Encourage skills sharing around Sustainable IT
  • TIR 19 – For DSC: Carry out an SIT watch in order to maintain skills and identify innovations in the sector

PA 7 Make your communication a showcase for your SIT commitment

  • TIR 20: Integrate SIT into the organization’s general communication campaigns and media
  • TIR 21: Have sober and accessible websites

3 : Digital service lifecycle

PA 8 : Promote sobriety and lengthening the lifespan from the purchasing phase

  • TIR 22: Integrate social and environmental clauses in calls for tenders and contracts related to digital services (hardware, software, consumables, etc.)
  • TIR 23: Choose equipment labeled, certified or having a recognized performance criterion
  • TIR 24: Involve your suppliers by communicating with them about the process

PA 9: Adopt responsible management of your equipment (workstation, printing, telephony, consumables, etc.)

  • TIR 25: Inventory the digital equipment used by the organization and allocate it according to needs
  • TIR 26: Establish settings to limit the impacts related to the use of equipment
  • TIR 27: Empower users to implement good practices
  • TIR 28: Extend the life of equipment through regular maintenance and by favoring the reuse of equipment or its repair
  • TIR 29: Recover unused or out-of-service equipment to direct it towards recovery channels, by promoting donation or reconditioning

PA 10 Adopt responsible management of its software, applications and remote services

  • TIR 30: Inventory the software and applications used by the organization and study the functional and technical needs before installing or subscribing to a new service
  • TIR 31: Integrate the principles of responsible design from the expression of need and throughout the life cycle
  • TIR 32: Establish settings to limit the impacts related to the use of software and applications
  • TIR 33: Empower users to implement eco-friendly actions and good practices
  • TIR 34: Uninstall unused software and applications

PA 11: Adopt responsible management of its infrastructures (networks, servers, data center, etc.)

  • TIR 35: Design and maintain infrastructures according to needs and optimizing the resources used
  • TIR 36: Use a data center committed to the implementation of good practices and ensure regular monitoring of its SIT performance
  • TIR 37: Choose a configuration to limit the impacts related to the operation of the data center (consumption, cooling, etc.)

PA 12: Adopt responsible data management

  • TIR 38: Collect only the data necessary when creating a new digital service
  • TIR 39: Inform users of the use that will be made of their data and respond to their requests on the subject
  • TIR 40: Secure data storage and ensure their archiving or deletion according to conditions set internally

Thématique 4: Extend your SIT approach

PA 13: Encourage the sharing of tools and knowledge

  • TIR 41: Support the development of transparent and sustainable digital services by using and contributing to open data, open source, open standard solutions
  • TIR 42: Encourage the employees to contribute to a project of general interest in connection with the SIT
  • TIR 43 – For communities: Carry out or support SIT actions aimed at the general public in its territory

PA 14: Promoting digital technology as a lever for action

  • TIR 44: Use digital technology to provide solutions with a positive impact for people or the environment (IT for green, IT for good, etc.)
For communities
For Digital Services Companies

Special communities: External levers of communities

PA 15: Deploy the SIT policy at the level of the territory and its main actors

  • TIR 45: Develop SIT actions in schools
  • TIR 46: Encourage SIT by including it as a criterion for the allocation or validation of aid and subsidies (ecoconditionality)
  • TIR 47: Support the local ecosystem that works for SIT and encourage economic and associative actors to act for SIT

PA 16: Act for digital inclusion in the territory

  • TIR 48: Promoting public service initiatives adapted to user populations
  • TIR 49: Support for people far from digital

Special communities: External levers of communities

PA 15: Deploy the SIT policy at the level of the territory and its main actors

  • TIR 45: Develop SIT actions in schools
  • TIR 46: Encourage SIT by including it as a criterion for the allocation or validation of aid and subsidies (ecoconditionality)
  • TIR 47: Support the local ecosystem that works for SIT and encourage economic and associative actors to act for SIT

PA 16: Act for digital inclusion in the territory

  • TIR 48: Promoting public service initiatives adapted to user populations
  • TIR 49: Support for people far from digital

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