Key to SCC’s success was its state-of-the-art, CarbonZero National Recycling Centre which processed over 2,000 tonnes of IT waste in 2011-12 and adheres to a strict zero per cent landfill policy.
Of the equipment processed, 376 tonnes was redeployed back into clients’ businesses, saving customers the cost and resource associated with updating IT infrastructure while refurbishing their estate to required business standards.
SCC also remarketed 1,824 tonnes of ‘end-of-life’ IT, operating a cost-neutral service by creating a revenue stream for customers, offsetting the cost of refreshing IT infrastructure and supporting Corporate Social responsibility programmes through promoting reuse over disposal in line with the WEEE Directive.
Chief Executive James Rigby spoke of his pride at the win which was recognition of SCC’s innovative approach to supply services, saying: “We have provided customers with IT recycling solutions for nearly 20 years, for some of Europe’s biggest organisations. We pride ourselves on the development and delivery of bespoke solutions, tailored to specific customer requirements.
“As technology advances, lifecycle decreases and organisations have a number of issues to consider around IT asset disposal. We have worked to develop solutions which can benefit any business priority, which could include budget restraints, environmental compliance or data security, for example.
“Our zero per cent landfill policy and carbon neutral recycling operations guarantees environmental compliance with the latest regulations, as our fully managed recycling service turns the burden of IT asset disposal into cost-savings and, in some instances, revenue return.
“We continually challenge ourselves to innovate and improve our offering to customers, ensuring a continual evolution of service provision in line with changes in legislation and government directives.”
SCC offers clients a range of recycling options including a reverse logistics process, for example, collecting redundant equipment upon delivery of new and refurbished items. This model has helped customers significantly reduce their carbon emissions.
SCC’s core IT recycling services include refurbishment, remarketing and WEEE disposal, via their 55,000,000 sq. ft. National Recycling Centre or as an onsite solution, with mobile data shredding and erasure capabilities to HMG Infosec Standard No.5.
The National Recycling Centre is a CarbonZero facility, in partnership with co2balance, through the support of carbon offset projects in developing countries including the Energy Efficient African Stoves project in Kenya. In 2012 SCC offset all 1,345 tonnes of carbon emissions produced by their recycling operations, achieving CarbonZero status for the third consecutive year.
SCC was also a nominee for the Large Recycling and Waste Management Business of the Year category.