Three out of five UK firms have no green IT procurement policy, according to research from the SAS Group.
The IP comms infrastructure services firm questioned 110 companies and found that 60% of them had no green IT procurement policy.
In addition, of the companies that do have such a policy, 63% admit they still give priority to the supplier offering the lowest price anyway.
Just 10% of businesses will only deal with suppliers that comply with their green IT procurement policy, found the survey.
The survey also revealed that 65% have no policy in place to improve energy efficiency, although half of these businesses do intend to adopt an energy management system within the next 12 months.
Overall, the figures indicate that green IT procurement and practices are still some way from being a top priority for the majority of UK firms, said SAS Group.