Sustainability Report - 2017 - 24.5.2018-compressed - Page 18



OPTIMISING PACKING AND
TRANSPORTATION OF DEVICES
3 Step IT optimises the transportation of
resold units on a pallet level. Product groups
like laptops and phones can be individually
selected, but for example for desktops, the
minimum quantity is a pallet that usually
contains about 40 devices depending on the
model. This improves shipping densities,
leading to lower greenhouse gas emissions and
fuel costs.
protecting equipment during transportation. We
instruct our customers and logistics partners
how best to work with these methods.
In addition, to reduce the environmental footprint
of packaging and the amount of waste, 3 Step IT
started to reuse the incoming plastic in Finland.
In 2017, we reused approximately 4000 kg of
plastic that arrived with returned units as packaging material for the sold units. We seek to extend
this innovative solution to our other remarketing
centres.
To further improve the shipping densities and
save packaging material, 3 Step IT has developed
material-saving packing methods for IT equipment that minimise the use of space while still
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