Corporate responsibility and sustainability 

Sustainability is in our DNA, and we’re proud to run an environmentally responsible business which supports a better, greener way to consume technology.

THE GLOBAL CHALLENGE

Taking care of our world

We take care of the world’s technology, and we take that responsibility seriously. Because the challenge that we face is serious. Electronic waste is now the fastest growing waste stream globally and set to hit 57.4 million metric tonnes by the end of 2021. And climate change is affecting every country on every continent, damaging and disrupting economies, communities and lives.

92%

of business leaders said reducing their carbon emissions was important for their business

71%

of the world is now covered by e-waste regulations

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of all carbon emissions by 2040 will be generated by the ICT sector

ELIMINATING WASTE

Our sustainability goals

We’re committed to growing our own business sustainably and in a way which fully supports our communities. We successfully diverted more than 500,000 devices from landfill in 2020 alone. But we want to make even more of a difference as we grow.



Led by our Purpose, ‘TO TAKE CARE OF THE WORLD’S TECHNOLOGY' we will focus our Environmental, Social and Governance efforts in these four focus areas.

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Leadership in sustainable IT
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Committed to zero waste
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Working towards a zero carbon future
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Growing sustainably
With a commitment to four clearly defined goals
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Develop and promote circular economy strategies
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Commit to zero waste to landfill by 2030
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Commit to zero carbon by 2035
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Pursue excellence in the way we run our business

This will enable us to have a tangible impact in solving some of the planet's most pressing challenges:

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Climate change
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Electronic waste
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Digital divide

And contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals:

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OUR IMPACT

Latest Sustainability Report

Download our Sustainability Report to learn more about the difference we’re making.


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SUSTAINABILITY COMMITMENTS

Our green credentials

We believe in demonstrating our commitment to sustainability each and every day, through our words, our actions, and the results we achieve:

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98% of devices returned to us are successfully refurbished and resold, helping to displace production of new devices

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Five out of six of our sites now use only green energy

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We are signatories to the UN Global Impact and the Sustainable Development Goals

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And we were awarded a Grade A by the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circulytics™ assessment

UNDERSTANDING OUR POLICIES

The frameworks that guide us

At 3stepIT we don’t believe in policies as tick-box exercises, we see them as essential frameworks through which our team is empowered to make the right decisions.

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Code of Conduct

Treating each other with respect 

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Quality and Environmental Policy

Treating clients and the environment with respect

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Information Security Policy

Treating data and information with respect

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WHISTLEBLOWING AND REPORTING

Speak up

We provide our employees and customers an open channel to report any concerns. If we’ve not acted as you think we should, then we’d appreciate your help by reporting it.

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Sustainability at our heart

Safe, green and global solutions

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