Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Sustainability Planning

The 2012 Sustainability Leaders Forum is on the 5th December at the CBI Conference Centre in London.  The Forum is for progressive leaders who want to introduce and implement effective change in their organisation and supply chain.  And the UK Sustainability Network for Standardisation is holding a free training day on December 4th.  Both these events offer an opportunity to business leaders and employees to understand more about sustainability policies and procedures.

Sustainability is a political issue, alongside recycling.  It also needs to be implicit in our business and working culture.   The UK has taken great steps forward in instigating effective recycling policies, however there is still a lot to be done.  We need to spend more of our energy on internal recycling initiatives and taking responsibility for our national sustainability.  For businesses managing their IT disposals, sustainability affects the bottom line, impacting on  budgeting, procurement and CSR.  Some elements to consider include

  • Leveraging value in disposals and resales on surplus inventory
  • Compliance and regulatory issues
  • Safety and efficiency
  • Minimal impact through shipping and logistics

Creating the right sustainability plan for your organisation's IT assets means focusing on resource efficiency to adapt to environmental,economic and legislative change while maintaining profitability, engaging and developing your staff to perform and adhere to good sustainability standards, and ensuring the right data reporting to evidence best practice and leverage goodwill in developing new business and new opportunities.

For more information on any of the issues in our blog please get in touch with Mark or Isla.