3 Step IT Sustainability Report 2018 - Flipbook - Page 22
TREATMENT OF USED DEVICES
Our partners play an important role in
ensuring the responsible end-of-life treatment
of used devices. This applies both to trading
partners who handle refurbished devices,
and to recycling partners that process the
unusable devices as raw material.
We choose our trading partners with care
and seek to cultivate long-term relationships
with them. We check their background before
the relationship starts, and ensure they meet
our sustainability criteria for anti-money
laundering, bribery and slavery standards. We
repeat the check annually when the trading
contract is renewed.
Because responsible end-of life treatment
of the resold devices is important to us, we
developed our trading partner network to
sell into countries with an effective e-waste
regulatory environment. In 2018, we sold 95%
of devices refurbished in Europe to European
destinations, and devices refurbished in
Malaysia and Singapore to local traders.
All our recycling partners have high
environmental standards, most are ISO 14001
and ISO 9001 certified.
OTHER EU COUNTRIES
SINGAPORE + MALAYSIA
Countries that were destinations for more than 1% of the 429,000 reconditioned devices, shipped during 2018.
The countries included in 'other' were Croatia, Austria, Slovenia, Norway, Denmark, Czech Republic, France & Lithuania.