Minimizing the environmental footprint of your IT equipment: A best practice guidebook for sustainable IT lifecycle management

In 2020, digital technology accounted for approximately 4% of all greenhouse gas emissions, a figure which scientists predict will rise to 7% by 2025.

Worldwide, over 50 million metric tons of electronic devices are scrapped every year, with only 20% of this collected for recycling. But this can, and must, change.

Based on this conviction, approximately 10 companies have come together within the Movin’On Lab program as a Community of Interest led by BNP Paribas Leasing Solutions and BNP Paribas 3 Step IT to address the reuse of IT equipment.

The objective of this Community of Interest is to demonstrate that changing our practices is not just an environmental commitment; it can also have a positive societal impact.

We believe that if over 75% of the environmental impact of certain equipment is a result of its manufacture, one of the key strategies in reducing this impact is to encourage the reuse of that equipment.

But to reuse equipment responsibly, we must instigate:

  • Responsible Production
  • Responsible Purchasing
  • Responsible Use and Management
  • Responsible Returns
  • Responsible Recondition and Resell
  • Responsible Recycling

Are you concerned about the future of our planet?

Do you want to play an active role in preserving our resources and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions?

Whether you are a user, a manufacturer, a manager or simply provide finance for IT equipment, you have a significant role to play in bringing about change.

This white paper has been written to support you with this.