We aim to make an active contribution to sustainable development and to conserving resources. To achieve this aim, we use our core competency of innovative technology management. By professionally refurbishing and remarketing IT equipment, we extend its useful life.
Every year CHG-MERIDIAN refurbishes over 500,000 IT devices for remarketing. Our remarketing experts sell refurbished equipment all over the world and are thus able to generate revenue for our customers that is usually in excess of normal market prices. We are continuing to expand our re-use concept so that we can offer all customers certification that their old equipment has been reused and disposed of in an eco-friendly and socially beneficial way.
Economical: switching our global server infrastructure to cloud technology has significantly cut our electricity consumption.
CHG-MERIDIAN Belgium launched a new pilot project in 2014 – the first of its kind in the world. When procuring new IT equipment, customers can order an eco-friendly and socially beneficial certified process for their computers, that also helps a good cause. Big-ticket orders were received from customers such as consultancy firm Deloitte and Belgian health insurance company CMA (Christelijke Mutualiteit Antwerpen).
Two non-profit organisations recognised by the United Nations (UN) are partners in the project:
Close the Gap, which supplies schools and training establishments in developing countries with equipment that is still in good working order.
WorldLoop, which collects defective, used equipment in developing countries and takes it to be professionally recycled to recover valuable raw materials.
CHG-MERIDIAN has teamed up with the TÜV Rheinland safety standards authority to offer customers energy-efficient data centre certification. As part of the audit, we check air conditioning systems, the power supply, CO₂ emissions, and data centre management and then use the findings to identify a range of actions for optimisation. A three-year certification cycle ensures that operators regularly invest in state-of-the-art technologies.
Furthermore, our warehouse uses natural and renewable energy resources such as solar energy and biomass fuel to ensure our low carbon footprint.
A successful outcome is a double win: our customers enhance their efficiency and make an essential contribution to protecting the environment.
We focus on sustainability at all times, in everything we do. This attitude forms a firm and reliable basis for our growth and our relationships with employees, customers, business partners, and society.