Recently, Circular Computing have worked with WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) to decarbonise their IT estate. In order to align with the organisation’s sustainability goals, WWF-UK procured 560 remanufactured HP 840 G5 laptops and opted into Circular Computing’s buy back scheme for a truly circular IT procurement approach.
WWF is one of the world’s largest independent conservation organisations, active in nearly 100 countries. Working to restore nature and tackle the main causes of nature’s decline along with their 5 million supporters to ensure a world with thriving habitats and species, and to change hearts and minds so it becomes unacceptable to overuse our planet’s resources.
WWF-UK were looking to refresh their IT estate with a solution that would help the charity transition to a sustainable enterprise laptop estate to continue their emissions reduction journey. They requested for all laptops to be EPEAT gold rated to support the reduction of their ecological footprint and preserve the planets natural resources at the same time. Beyond this they needed a solution that stacked up against new in terms of the performance, warranty, and longevity of the device.
After successfully trialling 50 devices, WWF-UK purchased 510 HP EliteBook 840 G5 remanufactured laptops. The solution from Circular Computing not only excelled against their demands in terms of operational performance, but the sustainability benefits allowed WWF-UK to play a key role in reducing their environmental impact and carbon footprint. An Advanced Replacement Warranty programme was offered across all devices matching any brand-new equivalent model offering.
Additionally, as part of the project, Circular Computing has brought back nearly 500 laptops from WWF-UK’s estate and will look to put them through its recently launched ITAD programme, to give them a second lease of life through remanufacturing. This signifies a truly circular deal and will equal five additional trees being planted for each laptop in the buyback scheme.
Through using Circular Computing to refresh their laptop estate, it meant that:
- 281 tonnes of CO₂ equivalent greenhouse gases prevented at manufacture
- 720 tonnes of CO₂ equivalent greenhouse gasses sequestered from the atmosphere
- 169.4 million litres of water has been saved from the production of new materials
- 6005 trees planted through Circular Computing’s reforestation partners
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