On Monday, April 22, more than 1 billion people are expected to take part in Earth Day - a day dedicated to environmental awareness, engagement, and action. This years theme is Planet vs. Plastics – but it is likewise important for businesses to look over all type of different actions on where to start making a change. Because, in a changing world, climate change, environmental concerns, and resource scarcity are critical issues. It's our collective responsibility to work towards sustainability. 

                                          DISCOVER HOW YOUR IT STRATEGY CAN CONTRIBUTE!


Innovation cycles in IT are getting shorter and shorter. But constantly buying new devices is a burden on your budget and the environment! Did you know that 89% of organizations recycle less than 10% of their IT hardware (Capgemini, 2021). How can IT be made sustainable in the face of rapid technological change? And where should companies start if they want to bring about change?  

As in almost all other sectors, sustainability begins at the procurement stage. Up to 80 percent of companies’ CO₂ emissions are generated as part of procurement and in supply chains. This is particularly true in IT, as manufacturing digital devices generates far more greenhouse gases than using them. 


Growing e-waste problem 📱💻♻️ 
89 % of organizations recycle less than 10% of their IT hardware
- Capgemini (2021)   

Excess, obsolete hardware 🗑️🚯
60 % of devices currently end up in the drawer at end of life
- Vito NV (2022)   

More to be done 👣🌱
15 % of organizations have taken steps to reduce the carbon footprint of IT hardware
- Capgemini (2021) 


If new, energy-efficient IT equipment is on your to-do list, but your budget leaves little room for this, consider a usage model that reconciles environmental impact and cost savings with your evolving IT requirements. A service-based model takes you one step closer to achieving your sustainability goals where you access the latest devices without ownership, aligns with the principles of the circular economy and helps you lower your carbon footprint. 

With this kind of model, devices will be returned at the end of your usage period to be refurbished, remarketed and given a second life, meaning they are used for longer overall. The main goal is to preserve the maximum value for the products in our value chain. 

This reduces the ecological footprint, and your IT landscape is modernized at regular intervals. In addition, you can voluntarily offset the greenhouse emissions caused by the production and use of your new devices through certified compensation measures.  

Circular economy plus financial climate contributions: this is how sustainability works with CHG-MERIDIAN. 


Environmental protection 🏞️ 🌳
The longer service life of remarketed devices means fewer production processes are required.
This reduces the ecological footprint. Voluntarily offsetting greenhouse gases helps to reduce
harmful environmental impacts. 

Compliance with regulations 📚
A well-managed usage concept can help you meet environmental requirements, e.g. for the
responsible disposal of devices or complying with supply chain specifications. 

Cost savings 💰
New, efficient and more powerful appliances reduce energy costs. In addition, the sale of old
appliances on the secondary market offers additional savings. 

Competitive advantage 🚀
Environmentally conscious, sustainability-oriented companies are perceived more positively.
A plus point for standing out from the competition. And to attract customers,
partners, investors and skilled workers. 


                                            What is your tips to make your IT strategy more sustainable?