Electronics Stewardship

Agencies are instructed to manage electronics to reduce energy and environmental impacts in accordance with E.O. 13834 goals for Energy Reduction (Section 2(a)), Waste Management (Section 2(f)), and Acquisition (Section 2(g)).

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Executive Order 13834 Section 2(g): Agencies are instructed to manage electronics to reduce energy and environmental impacts in accordance with E.O. 13834 goals for Energy Reduction (Section 2(a)), Waste Management (Section 2(f)), and Acquisition (Section 2(g)).

Implementing Instructions for Executive Order 13834 Efficient Federal Operations

  • Sec. III Sustainability Goals  
  • C. Cross-Cutting Goals
  • 2. Electronic Stewardship

Requirements and Priority Strategies

Chief Information Officers (CIO), in coordination with CSOs, should ensure that appropriate life cycle management strategies for electronics assets are implemented in accordance with statutory requirements and E.O. goals. CIOs are instructed to:

  • Acquire equipment that meets statutory requirements for energy efficiency;
  • Identify and implement best life cycle management business practices for electronic equipment that minimize consumption of energy and supplies; and
  • Ensure that equipment is appropriately managed in accordance with Federal guidance on reuse, donation, transfer, sale, de-manufacturing, and recycling of electronics.