Protect the Environment from CO2
Aside from the green perspective for the company itself, the CO2e report also demonstrates how the equipment fits into the societal arena. If your company wants to purchase new PC’s, we determine how we can sell on, meaning recycle, your used PC’s. This way, you contribute to society being saved from a specific amount of CO2 because the purchaser of your used equipment did not need to purchase newly manufactured products.
This concept is referred to as Avoided Emissions and you will even have documentation of this. The new customer can deduct the savings in its own CO2 green accounting and you will have saved society from CO2 emissions. This is exactly what your report will document.
Repair Carbon Footprint?
This is a term rarely used in daily life but when a company green’s accounting is calculated and you make the decision to recycle your used IT equipment, the relevance becomes obvious. An example:
A randomly selected laptop computer leaves a CO2 footprint of approximately 275 kg of CO2e. And even though repair naturally also creates CO2 emissions, the difference is drastic. The very same product will create a CO2 emissions footprint of only 7 kg after being repaired. Thus, a savings of 268 kg CO2e is created per unit.
This is a savings which our CO2e report documents and verifies based on the ISO 14040 and ISO 14044 standards. When you take this and compare it to the footprint left from manufacturing and transportation, you will have a clear idea of the effect it has to allow your used IT equipment to be reused or recycled.