3stepIT shortlisted for Circular Economy Innovation of the Year
The shortlist of the finalists for the Sustainability Leaders Award 2021 has been announced by Edie, an industry-leading media brand on sustainability. The awards highlight excellence in green business and we are competing for ‘Circular Economy Innovation of the Year´ with seven other finalists, including AeroFarms, Napapijri and Starbucks.
3stepIT’s business model creates a circular economy for IT and reduces the impact of electronic waste on the environment. We support organisations to access the latest technology in a sustainable way because at the end of the lifecycle, the devices are returned to us to be refurbished and sold to a second user. This reduces the CO2 emissions by displacing the need to manufacture new devices.
In 2019, we introduced a Repair Programme, reusing parts from unrepairable devices. Our scale, innovations and sophisticated stock control made it economically viable so, in 2020, we rolled it out across our European network.
The idea for the Repair Programme came from one of our employees, and we are very proud of the team who work tirelessly to eliminiate waste at every opportunity. We are all excitedly waiting for the ceremony to take place on 3 February 2021.
About the Sustainability Leaders Awards
2021 marks the 14th year for Edie’s RSA-accredited Sustainability Leaders Awards that recognise excellence across the spectrum of green business. The scheme is the UK’s largest and most prestigious sustainability awards initiative with a panel of 18 independent expert judges composing the shortlist from hundreds of entries. The full list and more information can be found here.