About us

N2S supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We do this by assessing all of our activities against a hierarchy of outcomes in the way we advise our clients and process their unwanted IT Assets and by providing Environmental Impact Reporting.

Our Hierarchy of Outcomes for IT Assets

Re-use, Re-purpose or Re-deploy (to support internal initiatives)

Donate (to support employees, charities and external organisations)

Resell (to realise Residual Value for unwanted assets, re-invest and extend the life for unwanted IT assets)

Recycle (to dispose of redundant IT assets legally, ethically, sustainably)

 

Our Commitment since 2015 – 0% WEEE to landfill

 

Sustainability Metrics

N2S support the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Although we make efforts to support all 17 of these goals, we have identified 3 that are most relevant to our business.

 

Clean Water and Sanitation

Vast quantities of water are used in the manufacturing process for electronics. By extending the life of unwanted IT assets we contribute positively by reducing water consumption in manufacturing which enables more water to be used for domestic consumption. In addition electronic equipment contains numerous metals and chemicals that have the potential to create water contamination. By re-using, reducing, and responsibly recycling this equipment, we aim to contribute to this goal.

We measure this in terms of litres of H2O avoided through reuse and recycling of IT.

Responsible Consumption and Production

By ensuring that electronic equipment is re-used, we help our clients to reduce the volume of new equipment purchased and ensure that it is responsibly recycled at the end of its life. This approach contributes to a circular economy.

We measure this in terms of kilos of IT assets processed through reuse and recycling with 0% to landfill. 

Climate Action

The production, use, and disposal of electronic equipment generates a significant amount of carbon – the major contributor to climate change. By ensuring equipment is re-used, reduced, and responsibly recycled, we encourage carbon avoidance and generate carbon savings which contributes to this goal.

We measure this in terms of kilos of CO2 avoided through reuse and recycle cycles.

 

You can see our annual and quarterly figures going back to 2015 via our dashboard – click here

Based on our standard dashboard we provide customised reporting for our clients to bring the SDGs to life with metrics that directly apply to their business and whatever the sector – whether in Government, Telecoms, Banking or FMCG.

We are a part of a community of like-minded organisations that Support the Goals

Contact us sustainable@n2s.co.uk to see how we can help you support the UN Sustainable Development Goals