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Our partnership approach to making a positive environmental and social impact

Our favourite projects are when we work with large corporations to help them achieve their Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility goals Here is an example of how two companies with a shared passion for the environment worked together to avoid 1654.4 kg of IT equipment being sent to landfill. Early in 2020, we were approached

Nick Rawkins
26/03/2021

Our favourite projects are when we work with large corporations to help them achieve their Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility goals

Here is an example of how two companies with a shared passion for the environment worked together to avoid 1654.4 kg of IT equipment being sent to landfill.

Early in 2020, we were approached by Gatehouse Bank as they prepared to move their London headquarters to the Helicon building in the City.

The Helicon is an exciting development in London and combines both retail and commercial offices in an environmentally sustainable architectural design. It has an inspiring and ambitious strategy to reduce energy consumption by controlling solar energy through the building’s façade.

When looking for solutions to make their relocation as sustainable as possible, it was Reconome that the Gatehouse Bank team chose as a partner to help them achieve their goals to “improve the environmental and social impact of our operations“. The Reconome team demonstrated they had the right experience and attitude to deliver the necessary results.

As part of the move, the plan was to upgrade most of the PCs and monitors currently in use at the bank. A solution was necessary to enable them to dispose of over 290 electronic devices within a sustainable Waste Electronics and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) framework.

The results of this partnership approach were outstanding. 100% of the devices donated by Gatehouse were reused – with many starting their second life at schools and charities. 

This supports the Reconome mission to remanufacture and recycle devices from large corporations and ensure they reach schools, charities, community organisations and start-up SMEs, where they can have the highest positive social impact.

You can read more on the results achieved on the Gatehouse Bank website.