A commitment to environmental sustainability is almost inherent in our operations. Maximising the lifecycle of IT assets reduces waste and is widely acknowledged as a more environmentally beneficial approach than recycling, a last resort of our business process and one which requires more energy and resources for remanufacturing.
Refurbishing used IT equipment is a labour intensive process which requires technical skills and many man hours. Our refurbishing processes require require little or no newly manufactured components, energy demanding processes or consumption of raw materials. A naturally systematic and environmentally friendly approach to maximising the useful life of equipment and minimizing waste.
Taking the reuse, reduce, recycle mantra, and adapting it to our own processes, 1st Technologies follow our Refurbish, Refresh, Recycle pattern. Every asset we handle will be assesed to see if it is suitable for our refurbishement process. Assets deemed suitable are refurbished and resold to refresh customer systems without having the environmental impact of a brand new system. Assets that are not suitable for full refurbishment are instead stripped for all viable components. These we use in our refurbishment processes and to hold an inventory of spare parts. We endeavour to utilise every salvageable component from the assets we handle. Those systems and components which have reached the end of their useable life are broken down, separated and recycled in the most efficient manner possible, adhering to all levels of environmental protocol. To this end, both 1st Technologies and its trading partners operate a strict ‘zero landfill’ policy.
Compliance with the European WEEE directive ensures that waste electrical equipment is correctly handled, processed, and recycled.
Environmental sustainability is a fundamental moral concept of modern business, and one which will go some way to determining the feasibility of a sustainable future for our planet. Your trust and peace of mind is assured when dealing with 1st Technologies that our approach is unquestionably professional and responsible at every level.