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Sustainability

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.

OUR BELIEF IN SUSTAINABILITY

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.

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CHG-MERIDIAN Ecovadis sustainability rating
Sep 24, 2021 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN awarded silver medal by EcoVadis

The CHG-MERIDIAN Group unveiled its first comprehensive sustainability strategy in early 2021. The company has now been awarded a silver medal in the most recent EcoVadis rating based on globally accepted corporate social responsibility (CSR) standards. This puts the CHG-MERIDIAN Group in the top 25 percent of all companies assessed by EcoVadis.

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Technologiezentrum Groß-Gerau | CHG-MERIDIAN
Technology Center Groß-Gerau

Sustainability put into practice

Nowhere else is the success of CHG-MERIDIAN’s lifecycle management model more evident. Here, in the larger of the company’s two technology centers, IT assets returned after the first use phase at the customer are given a second life. Demand for these services in Gross-Gerau has increased so much that the center was expanded by 2,000 square meters last year.

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Technology Center Skien - CHG-MERIDIAN
Circular economy

A second life for laptops and other devices

The technology center in Skien in Norway is an important driver of the circular economy at CHG-MERIDIAN. Much like at the site in Gross-Gerau in Germany, used equipment is refurbished here and prepared for further use. This is how the end of the IT lifecycle becomes a new beginning.

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nachhaltiges IT Lifecycle Management CHG-MERIDIAN und Green Mountain
Lifecycle-Management

A partner in the fight against climate change

The data centers run by Green Mountain are some of the most environmentally friendly in the world. In addition, the Norwegian company offers its customers numerous sustainable services – thanks to a partnership with CHG-MERIDIAN.

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UN GLOBAL COMPACT
Apr 8, 2021 – Weingarten

CHG-MERIDIAN joins the United Nations Global Compact

The international technology manager makes a clear commitment to responsible corporate governance. In March 2021, CHG-MERIDIAN signed the United Nations Global Compact and thus underlines its long-term commitment to sustainability.

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ACTING CARBON-NEUTRAL

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.

 

CHG-MERIDIAN - carbon neutral company

PUBLICATIONS

Sustainability Report 2020

Sustainability Report 2020 - CHG-MERIDIAN

Sustainability Factsheet 2020

Sustainability Factsheet 2020 - CHG-MERIDIAN

Corporate Report 2020

Corporate Report 2020 - CHG-MERIDIAN

Corporate Factsheet 2020

Corporate Factsheet 2020 - CHG-MERIDIAN

INITIATIVES AND MEMBERSHIPS

We underline our commitment with memberships in several initiatives. CHG-MERIDIAN also has its sustainability activities evaluated annually by EcoVadis

CHG-MERDIAN Mitgliedschaften & Initiativen
Since 2021, the CHG-MERIDIAN Group has been committed to the UN Global Compact corporate responsibility initiative and its 10 principles in the areas of human rights, labor, the environment and anti-corruption.

Contact

Matthias Steybe

Group Sustainability Officer (GSO)

Sustainability Office

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Sustainability

Strategy & Governance

To promote sustainability throughout our company and embed it effectively, we created a sustainability governance structure in 2020 that includes the role of Group Sustainability Officer (GSO). Additionally, we developed and approved a sustainability strategy.

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Sustainability

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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Sustainability

Great Work & Shared Value

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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