Sustainability Requirements for Procurement of Cloud Services

EBU R 170

The adoption of cloud services by media organizations is growing enormously.

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Many media organizations have a sustainability or net zero strategy in place.

This document therefore recommends that sustainability requirements be added to the procurement documents and processes for cloud services:
a)    Sustainability factors should be considered and included from the outset.
b)    Sustainability requirements should have a weighting factor in the procurement decision.
c)    Sustainability should be continuously assessed throughout the duration of the cloud services contract.

As background, this recommendation contains a detailed discussion of the issues concerning the procurement of cloud services.


Keywords: Cloud Services, Sustainability, Net Zero Strategy, Scope 3 Carbon Footprint, Green.