The tasks of an IT department are numerous and wide-ranging. It has to ensure that the necessary IT infrastructure is available to enable colleagues to work efficiently, securely, and flexibly. This ties up a lot of resources. New requirements, for example that IT should be sustainable, present an additional challenge. Our e-book explains how you can make your IT sustainable WITHOUT tying up resources.
“CHG-MERIDIAN gives us truly comprehensive support throughout the technology lifecycle, from advice and procurement to end-of-lease and data erasure. This has enabled us to noticeably increase our productivity and profitability. For us, the collaboration is an excellent and close partnership.”
We are well aware of the increasing demands and numerous tasks that you face. That is why we take work off your hands and give you access to our tesma platform, which allows you to easily and flexibly manage your IT. Our business model, based on the circular economy, and our carbonZER0 offsetting option ensure that your IT is sustainable. You can simply add these services to your existing order with no extra effort.
IT assets that you no longer use, such as PCs, laptops, and smartphones, are professionally refurbished and remarketed. This enables us to make a substantial contribution to the reduction in electronic waste while increasing the availability of IT devices on the market. This is a very relevant topic at the moment, and one that is of growing importance to companies whose internal strategies entail using refurbished equipment in some areas of their IT landscape.
You can use a platform such as EcoVadis, for example. It provides information on many companies' commitment to corporate social responsibility, and ranks them accordingly. CHG-MERIDIAN has a silver rating, placing it in the top 25 percent of sustainable companies.
Sustainability managers are already obliged to provide a wide range of documentation and are accountable for corporate social responsibility along the supply chain. That is why CHG-MERIDIAN uses the EcoVadis platform to transparently document our commitment to sustainability. And our customers receive an official certificate when they offset the emissions of their IT equipment.
The experts in our technology center run a professional and ISO-certified data erasure process (eraSURE®) on every device. We have over 40 years’ experience in data erasure, refurbishment, and recycling.
You can either rely on a customized business concept that enables you to contribute to the reduction in electronic waste, or you can make your IT carbon-neutral. You can make this decision as a company, or leave it up to your employees when they order their equipment. We take care of the entire process.
Procurement targets and sustainability targets can work hand in hand. We can make your IT carbon-neutral - with no additional effort and with all the necessary certification.
Sustainable IT need not be expensive. The additional cost of making a smartphone carbon-neutral is just a few cents a month.
Around 50 million tonnes of electronic waste is generated each year. We reduce electronic waste by systematically refurbishing and remarketing old equipment. In 2022, we gave 96 percent of lease returns a second lifecycle. Working with our certified recycling partners, we returned the remaining 4 percent to the material cycle as far as technically possible. By the way, we can remarket any IT you already have in your company. The proceeds can be used to bring down the costs of your first project.
Only one in five electronic devices is currently recycled or refurbished. We are changing this.
The number of assets CHG-MERIDIAN remarketed in 2022.
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“Sustainability is becoming a must in IT procurement. It requires initiatives that are both effective and affordable. We share information with experts around the world and develop our services and products based on this knowledge.”
Every year, just under a million assets, from printers to smartphones, are refurbished and remarketed at our technology centers or via our approved partners. Join us on a tour of our technology center in Gross-Gerau.
“There is no denying it: Digitalization – from smartphones to streaming and blockchain technology – is responsible for a substantial amount of carbon emissions. The bulk of these are emitted right at the start during raw material extraction and the manufacture of IT equipment. Transport also has a considerable carbon footprint, not least because of the complex structures of global supply chains. Once devices are delivered to the user, they are often used only for a short period of time before being disposed of. This results in millions of tonnes of electronic waste.”
If you want to equip your company for the future and reduce the carbon footprint of your IT without tying up resources, then read our e-book, which contains a checklist of things to bear in mind during implementation.