Date: 17 May, 2023
Since 2005, the world has celebrated the World Recycling Day declared by UNESCO to promote citizen and corporate responsibility in the production and management of waste.
Recycling helps minimize pollution, conserve natural resources, reduce the amount of waste in landfills, create jobs and reduce energy consumption.
Globally generated e-waste grew from 5.3 to 7.3 kilograms per capita per year between 2010 and 2019. Recycling of this waste, on the other hand, increased at a much slower rate: from 0.8 to 1 .3 kilograms per capita per year.
At Connectis we are aware of the impact that this waste can generate and of our responsibility in its management. For this reason, waste management is part of our ESG report and our sustainability policy.
The company recycles 78% of the waste generated in our different offices around the world. Likewise, we take care that, at the end of their useful life, all assets are disposed of in an ethical, responsible and appropriate manner.
In addition, we develop initiatives to give a second life to electronic material that also contributes to closing the digital divide.
On the one hand, in Argentina we have chosen the Potenciar Solidario Foundation to collaborate with its Digital Breaches program. Within this framework, Connectis Argentina has transferred a significant contribution of computer equipment such as CPUs, notebooks, monitors, keyboards and other accessories. These equipments are delivered to the NGOs that participate in the Digital Divide project to improve and expand their digital classrooms and offices.
In Chile, on the other hand, we have decided to seek an alliance with an organization that guarantees a socially and ecologically responsible destination for equipment that no longer meets the demanding performance specifications of the technology sector. The Chilenter Foundation aims to build a society where technology is an effective and sustainable means for the inclusion and development of people. In our first transfer to Chilenter, we have delivered 29 notebooks.