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.
We support our customers along the entire lifecycle of their technology assets, from rollout and use to certified data erasure, refurbishing, and remarketing. Reusing devices instead of procuring and then disposing of them every time conserves resources and improves our environmental footprint.
Needs-based asset procurement; CHG-MERIDIAN code of conduct, and a Group-wide procurement guideline for all business partners to ensure compliance with environmental and social standards
Delivery of asset to the customer; shipment in reusable 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
We have been refurbishing used equipment at our Technology Centers for the past 20 years. Devices undergo visual and technical refurbishment in line with the principles of the circular economy. We also have a global network of certified refurbishing partners who recondition equipment locally to the highest standards. We are proud of our refurbishing rate of 96 percent. But what about the rest? Any equipment that cannot be reused is sustainably returned to the material cycle through our certified recycling partner
While greenhouse gas emissions should be avoided or reduced where possible, offsetting is another key way in which companies can operate in a more sustainable manner and make a positive contribution to 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 greenhouse gas emissions generated during the production, transportation, use and end-of-life phase of leased IT assets. Payments for offsetting greenhouse gas are made via direct investments in certified and internationally recognized climate change mitigation projects – requiring no additional time or effort from customers.
Since 2021 CHG-MERIDIAN has been operating carbon-neutrally. To achieve this, we avoid, reduce, or offset all greenhouse gas emissions generated in the course of our business activities. CHG-MERIDIAN considers corporate emissions to include scope 1 and scope 2 emissions. However, it also feels responsible for certain scope 3 emissions. Our calculations take all emissions categories from the upstream value chain into account.
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.
Environmental management was obtained for all sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2021.
of all devices can be refurbished for sustainable reuse.
devices have been refurbished and remarketed in 2022.