Procedures already in place
Zero to landfill
In 2016 the UK generated more than 220 million tonnes of waste. Nearly a quarter of this, just under 55 million tonnes, ended up in landfill. As part of the company’s commitment to lower our environmental impact, Tekeurope has partnered with Devon Contract Waste to utilise their Zero to Landfill solutions.
Zero to Landfill ensures no waste produced goes to landfill. Most of the waste collected can be recycled which produces raw materials for the manufacturing sector and reduces the carbon footprint of the businesses involved. The waste that cannot be recycled is processed for energy ensuring nothing is sent to landfill.
Recycling our waste components
In our industry, waste computer components are inevitable, however it is how you deal with the waste that is important. Our surplus components are split into their different categories, some are sold to be repurposed and the remainder is sent to Devon Contract Waste to be recycled where possible.
Paperless billing & statements
Up until 2017 like many businesses, our invoices, statements and remittances were printed and sent out via post to our customers and suppliers. During 2017 we upgraded our software and systems to enable us to create all these documents as PDFs rather than physical paper copies. This move had a double effect – not only did it significantly reduce our paper and ink usage, it also saved time making our credit control more efficient.
In October 2019, we gained a second ISO accreditation, ISO 14001. Gaining the environmentally focused certification reflects the measures the company has taken in recent years to reduce its environmental impact including zero to landfill waste disposal and the widespread recycling of scrap computer components.
ISO 14001 is an internationally agreed standard that sets out the requirements for an environmental management system. It helps organisations improve their environmental performance through more efficient use of resources and reduction of waste.