Did you know that you can achieve performance and cost-efficiency goals with your device fleet while also doing good for the world? Our HP Device as a Service and fleet solutions are designed to provide product stewardship including diverting useful devices from landfills by repairing instead of replacing, re-homing the devices you no longer need and recycling as much as possible. Below, we give you a behind-the-scenes look at how we help businesses achieve broader outcomes with their device fleet.
The warranty on your devices might not last as long as their design-life. Outside of warranty, repairs can be prohibitively expensive, with parts often costing more than new devices. This applies to user-damage caused to devices that isn’t covered by the warranty too. That doesn’t mean it’s time to throw them away.
As part of our Renew solution for fleet owners, we use high-quality repair facilities to help prevent devices from entering landfills before their time is up. To put that into perspective, we’re helping save around 150kg of carbon (plus manufacturing waste) for each device we repair instead of replacing them with a new device. On top of saving the environment, this can also help your organisation save big on unnecessary costs.
As part of our Renew program, we can take broken and mothballed devices from your fleet--with parts that still have plenty of life left--and break them down to create your own spare parts pool. These can then be used to fix other devices in your fleet, instead of paying for replacement parts at market rates. That means less cost for you and less waste going to landfill. We’d say that’s a pretty good win-win scenario, wouldn’t you? We can also create a pool of spare HotSwap devices from these parts, ready to dispatch directly to users who have broken or faulty devices without any delay.
Re-homing your old devices
When you upgrade your fleet, chances are you’ll end up with devices that are still in good working condition but are no longer useful to you. We’ve got an answer for that too. We can securely wipe, repair and re-condition corporate devices then give them a second life through New Zealand-based groups and charitable organisations in need. That means better quality devices, with better environmental standards going to users in need, instead of more disposable devices. By doing this, we can help close the digital divide while diverting good quality technology from the landfill. At the end of their second life, each device is recycled by our New Zealand-based recycling partner.
When the time does come for your devices to be disposed of, we can make sure they’re recovered and recycled by a New Zealand-based ISO14001 accredited provider. Why? Making sure your devices are properly disposed of reduces the amount of hazardous material going into landfill and will also make sure certain materials are recycled where possible.
Guess where all that polystyrene packaging from electronics and consumer goods is going? Straight into landfill. Often taking up more space than the products themselves, polystyrene generally isn’t recyclable in New Zealand. At The Laptop Company, we’re advocating for a reduction in packaging that isn’t recyclable in New Zealand and we’re working hard to give you better packaging options.
For example, the latest HP EliteDisplay monitors and EliteBook laptops powered by Intel® Core™ processors are now using more eco-friendly materials in the packaging. They’re delivered in uncoated recyclable cardboard that incorporates recycled natural fibres and zero polystyrene. On top of this, we’re also offering optional packaging collection for delivery to recycling facilities for teams who are ordering devices in volume quantities.
Bulk –packaged devices minimise packaging
Another tip worth mentioning is that fleet owners can reduce packaging volume by ordering bulk-packaged devices. Instead of using individual shipping cartons for each device, we can source bulk packed cartons that use less material and take up less space. That means it reduces packaging waste while also reducing the amount of space taken up by each device in transit from the factory which reduces transport emissions. For more information about our bulk-packaged devices, get in touch with your account manager and they’ll be happy to talk you through it.
Establish sustainable IT practices
Last but not least, we also help businesses incorporate sustainable practices across their IT landscape with measures that are designed to save energy, waste and emissions. For example, power usage can be a major contributor to an organisation’s emissions during high demand periods. By optimising your device fleet and tracking usage, you can save on power and help reduce these emissions. As part of our DaaS solution we can monitor usage to address unnecessary power consumption by your user devices. We’ve also been helping teams switching from high energy-consuming devices, including desktop computers and workstations, to more efficient laptops and mobile workstation devices such as HP Elitebook enterprise-class laptops and HP ZBook Firefly workstations powered by Intel® Core™ processors. These consume a fraction of the electricity while providing substantial performance and portability for use anywhere.
Achieve better outcomes for your business and the world with a responsible device fleet setup. With our DaaS and fleet solutions, you can help reduce emissions and hazardous waste, give useful devices to those who couldn’t afford it otherwise and reduce ewaste dumping in developing nations. The best part is that you can do all of this while getting the most life out of your fleet and saving costs. Want to know more? Get in touch with our team today to find out more.
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