At CHG-MERIDIAN, we believe in end-to-end sustainability, efficient technology management with the highest level of information security, fair competition, and respectful dialog with stakeholders.
Sustainability has been at the core of our business for more than 40 years. We offer equipment leasing with subsequent refurbishment in line with the principles of the resource-efficient circular economy. Sustainability is an ongoing process for us and we are continually expanding our commitment in this area. In this context, we understand sustainability as the intersection of the three dimensions of economy, ecology and society. A holistic view of all three sustainability dimensions is essential for CHG-MERIDIAN to operate successfully in the long term.
CHG-MERIDIAN has set itself the target of becoming carbon-neutral across the business from 2021. To achieve this, we hope to avoid, reduce, or offset all CO₂ emissions generated in the course of our business activities. CHG-MERIDIAN considers corporate emissions to not just include the usual scope 1 and scope 2 emissions because it also feels responsible for any scope 3 emissions that it can influence.
All non-avoidable emissions are offset through selected climate change mitigation projects. We will carry on the measures introduced in recent years to reduce the CHG-MERIDIAN Group’s carbon footprint and will continue to refine them.
To promote sustainability throughout our company and embed it effectively, we created a sustainable governance report in 2020 that includes the role of Group Sustainability Officer (GSO). Additionally we developed and approved a sustainability strategy.
The sustainability strategy is based on the goals of our corporate strategy and contains key company-specific action areas. From these we derive our sustainability targets and corresponding operational measures. The sustainability strategy is reviewed annually and adapted to our stakeholders' requirements.
“The sustainability governance structure we implemented in 2020 helps us to coordinate strategic, Group-wide sustainability measures. In this context, it is important to take the specific requirements in each market and country into account.”
Needs-based asset procurement; CHG-MERDIAN code of conduct for all business partners to ensure compliance with environmental and social standards
Delivery of asset to the customer; shipment in returnable packaging
Customer use phase, duration of use varies
Sensitive company data is completely erased using a certified procedure after asset has been collected (eraSURE®)
Asset is checked and professionally refurbished; asset is only recycled if it cannot be repaired or the customer's level of security requires it
Asset is made available on the secondary market via sales partners
Reuse of asset extends its lifespan
Asset's carbon emissions are offset through-out the lifecycle, from manufacture and use to remarketing
Alongside avoiding and reducing CO₂ emissions through a holistic lifecycle approach, offsetting is an important step that allows companies to operate in a more sustainable manner and to make a positive contribution toward climate change mitigation. That is why we are enabling companies to lease their IT assets in a carbon-neutral way through carbonZER0. This involves fully offsetting the CO₂ emissions generated during the production, transportation, use and end-of-life phase of leased IT assets. Payments for offsetting CO₂ are made via direct investments in certified and internationally recognized climate change mitigation projects – requiring no additional time or effort from customers.
Whether in financing, purchasing, recycling, or social initiatives as an active part of society, CHG-MERIDIAN is also successful thanks to a strong network of diverse partnerships. High standards, transparency, trusting collaboration, and mutual respect form the basis of our relationships with our partners. This enables us to offer our customers efficient and sustainable solutions and, as technology managers, to drive forward issues such as education and digitization in society.
Our skilled, knowledgeable, and committed employees are our most valuable capital, and it is important to us that they are able to develop at, and contribute to, CHG-MERIDIAN. Mutual appreciation, reliability, responsibility, and transparency form the basis of our actions and our thinking. As a company, we are also committed to a diverse and fair working culture and support a wide range of initiatives for greater diversity and equal opportunities. For example, CHG-MERIDIAN signed the Diversity Charter in 2021 and its employees launched an international Women's Circle.
We aim to increase the proportion of women in management positions across the Group by 2025
of the employees enjoy working at CHG-MERIDIAN
employees work for us around the world
Whether in financing, purchasing, recycling, or social initiatives as an active part of society, CHG-MERIDIAN is also successful thanks to a strong network of diverse partnerships.
The CARE (CHG-MERIDIAN ATTENDS TO ITS REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT) initiative has enabled us to create a platform on which our employees can help to shape the details of our corporate citizenship. They contribute specific suggestions connected with their region and put them into practice as a team. For its part, the company contributes grants and resources. In this way, we share the success of our company with disadvantaged people.
"Corporate social responsibility is firmly established in our corporate culture. Our CARE initiative ensures that our employees’ good ideas and community work have the intended impact."