The FFITS.ORG Certification and Labelling initiative aligns to the global Green ICT Framework originally developed by Connection Research and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). The following section describes the three Certification Labels available to organisations:
- Personal Computing
- Departmental Computing
- Printing and Consumables
The End User Computing Label showcases an organisations' commitment and action around areas such as implementing energy efficiency measures for desktop computing, reducing paper waste from printing, and optimising consumables consumption.
The Enterprise and Data Centre Label showcases the organisations' implementation of the most efficient and effective technology facilities and operations.
- Data Centre Equipment
- Data Centre Environmentals
- Networking and Communications
- Outsourcing and Cloud
- Software Architecture
Elements of this label include virtualising and/or clustering server infrastructure, storage use optimisation, Data Centre airflow management, implementation of energy efficiency techniques such as high efficiency power systems and thin client computing.
- Governance and Compliance
- Teleworking and Collaboration
- Business Process Management
- Business Applications
- Carbon Emissions Management
The ICT as a Low Carbon Enabler Label addresses organisations' attitudes and implementation of ICT policies and standards.
This area also addresses innovation within the IT department, where IT staff promote their technology solutions to help the business holistically reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through solutions such as teleworking and video conferencing.