Despite 60% of UK IT channel companies stating their organisation already has an ESG strategy in place, 63% are yet to set a carbon-neutral or net-zero goal.
These were the findings of a survey by DataSolutions which suggests there is still some way to go for both channel and end-users.
“Any business looking to make their operations more sustainable and achieve Net Zero can get paralysed into inaction due to the mountain of information and negative commentary around climate change,” writes Group MD Michael O’Hara.
“Climate change is real and affects us all. We all need to play an active part in slowing it down and I urge the channel to lead from the front on sustainability before it’s too late; before your hand is forced.”
DataSolutions quizzed 134 UK channel partners, and over 244 UK end-user IT decision makers, to take stock of the sustainability goals within the UK channel.
The report also found that the channel sees significant post-Covid growth opportunities related to sustainability. When asked whether they regarded sustainability as key to the post-Covid recovery, 47% of channel and 57% of end users said they did.