At a Glance


At CHG-MERIDIAN, we believe in end-to-end sustainability, efficient technology management with the highest level of information security, fair competition, and respectful dialogue with stakeholders.


Sustainability has been at the core of our business for more than 45 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.


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Dec 22, 2023 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN has signed the commitment letter of the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTi)

In the course of the SBTi, CHG-MERIDIAN has committed to setting itself company-wide short-term emissions reduction targets in line with the latest climate science.

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Aug 17, 2023 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN successfully places new €100 million ESG-linked bonded loan

• Tranches with maturities of four to seven years
• Diversification across new and recurring investors from the German banking sector
• New bonded loan is the fourth sustainable financial instrument issued by CHG-MERIDIAN

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May 11, 2023 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN wins Sustainable Finance Award

CHG-MERIDIAN has received an award at the 2023 Sustainable Finance Summit in Paris: The company won in the ‘Best Circular Economy Model: Equipment’ category, convincing the panel of judges and customers with its modern technology2use approach.

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Green IT study: Usage over ownership greatly reduces carbon emissions

• Usage models can provide a huge boost to green IT strategies
• IT usage models can lower carbon emissions by more than 50 percent
• IT usage models can reduce the consumption of valuable resources by up to two-thirds

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Nov 3, 2022 – Weingarten

EcoVadis reaffirms silver rating for CHG-MERIDIAN

The CHG-MERIDIAN Group has been awarded a silver rating by EcoVadis for the second consecutive year. For this highly respected sustainability rating, companies worldwide are assessed on the basis of globally accepted sustainability standards. The silver rating puts the CHG-MERIDIAN Group in the top 25 percent of all companies assessed by EcoVadis.

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Apr 28, 2022 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN co-founds B2B start-up that remarkets refurbished IT

• circulee offers sustainable solutions for the use of IT hardware to small and medium-sized businesses
• The use of second-hand IT equipment reduces the carbon footprint by 70-80 percent compared with new devices
• As co-founder and principal investor, CHG-MERIDIAN wants to make sustainable lifecycle management a driver of growth

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Corporate & Sustainability Report 2023

Corporate Fact Sheet 2023

Sustainability Fact Sheet 2023

The CHG-MERIDIAN Group has once again been awarded the prestigious EcoVadis silver rating in 2023, confirming its continuous and reliable sustainability management. The company scored particularly well in the environmental category. This puts CHG-MERIDIAN among the top 15 percent of companies assessed by EcoVadis.

For the EcoVadis rating, the four categories of environment, ethics, labor and human rights, and sustainable procurement are assessed annually and combined into an overall ranking. 2023, CHG-MERIDIAN again improved its overall rating and performed particularly well in the categorie environment.

This was due in particular to the increased number of measures taken to further reduce its carbon footprint, including the switch to electric cars as company cars and the use of packaging materials made from more environmentally friendly or biological substitutes. In addition, more comprehensive reporting as part of the sustainability report and participation in the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) contributed to an increase in the score.

In the other categories, the company was able to build on last year's successes and make further progress. For example, the successful certification of our management system in the area of information security in accordance with ISO 27701 for the DACH region or the integration of social and environmental clauses in selected supplier contracts were positively included in the rating.

Our commitment to sustainability is underlined by our support of well-known initiatives, such as the UN Global Compact. Since 2021, the CHG-MERIDIAN Group has been committed to the corporate responsibility initiative and its 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

Further Initiatives and memberships

Besides our memberships in several initiatives, CHG-MERIDIAN also has its sustainability activities evaluated annually by EcoVadis. In 2023, CHG-MERIDIAN was awarded silver status by EcoVadis putting the group in the top 15 percent of all companies assessed.

Other important initiatives at CHG-MERIDIAN are SBTi (Science-based Target Initiative) and CDP (Carbon Disclosure Project).


Sustainability Office


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Strategy & Governance

To promote sustainability throughout our company and embed it effectively, we created a sustainability governance structure in 2020 that includes a Group Sustainability Office. Additionally, we developed and approved a sustainability strategy.

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Circular Economy & Climate Protection

In terms of lifecycle thinking, CHG-MERIDIAN relies on refurbishment and reuse to extend product lifecycles. We consider ourselves part of the circular economy, helping to conserve resources and mitigate climate change through our business model.

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Collaboration & Dialogue

Our corporate culture is characterized by transparency, reliability, and respectful collaboration. This applies equally to our working relationship with our employees and to our dealings with suppliers and other partners along the value chain.

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