Overall Rating Gold
Overall Score 65.04
Liaison Thomas Adams
Submission Date July 30, 2021

STARS v2.2

National University of Ireland, Galway
OP-12: Electronics Purchasing

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 1.00 / 1.00 Alan Lambe
Head of Compliance
Office of the Chief Operating Officer
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Total annual expenditures on electronics:
5,149,220 US/Canadian $

Expenditures on environmentally or socially preferable electronics:
Expenditure Per Level
EPEAT Gold registered and/or third party certified at the highest achievable level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 5,149,220 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Silver registered and/or third party certified at mid-level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 0 US/Canadian $
EPEAT Bronze registered and/or third party certified at minimum level under a multi-attribute sustainability standard 0 US/Canadian $
Labeled under a single-attribute standard 0 US/Canadian $

Do the figures reported above include leased equipment?:

A brief description of the time period from which the figures reported above are drawn:

This data is from a detailed product code report of all NUI Galway purchases for the year 2019, the time period being 1st Jan 2019 to 31st December 2019. The document is attached.

Website URL where information about the institution’s electronics purchasing is available:
Additional documentation to support the submission:

Our top 5 electronics suppliers all have EPEAT registered products and dedicated sustainability pages on their websites, see below. Our standard PCs and laptops available under contract are:

Optiplex 5080 - Desktop Model - EPEAT GOLD
Latitude 5410 - Standard Laptop - EPEAT GOLD
Latitude 5510 - Full Feature Laptop - EPEAT GOLD
Latitude 5310 - Ultra Portable Laptop - EPEAT GOLD

Macbook - EPEAT GOLD
Macbook Air - EPEAT GOLD
Macbook Pro 13" - EPEAT GOLD
Macbook Pro 13" Touchbar - EPEAT GOLD
Macbook Pro 15" Touchbar - EPEAT GOLD

There is also a Tech2Students initiative, providing laptops to disadvantaged students. Thousands of students don't have access to a laptop at home. The campaign was developed in April 2020 by Trinity Access and Camara Ireland in response to the digital divide experienced by students in need. Covid 19 showed that the digital divide is real and remains a huge problem for second-level students, those in direct provision and adult learners in marginalised communities. 58% of students in DEIS schools experience a lack of access to broadband or a suitable learning device.

In Phase 2, NUI Galway, the NUIG Access Centre, the Galway City Partnership, the Galway Chamber of Commerce and the Insight SFI Research Centre for Data Analytics, NUI Galway have joined the campaign to go nationwide. The national goal is to deliver 5,000 devices to students in need all over Ireland. 100% of funding donated to the campaign is being used to buy refurbished devices.

Tech2Students - https://www.nuigalway.ie/accesscentre/tech2students/

Dell (23%) - https://corporate.delltechnologies.com/en-ie/social-impact/advancing-sustainability.htm
Wriggle (10%) - Apple products: https://globalelectronicscouncil.org/
Intel (4%) - https://www.intel.ie/content/www/ie/en/corporate-responsibility/corporate-responsibility.html
Heanet (4%) - https://www.heanet.ie/who-we-are/our-policies/environmental-policy
Khipu (4%) - ISO 14001:2015 - https://www.khipu-networks.com/company/qa/

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