Using remanufactured laptops supported the use of more circular, decarbonised IT hardware, and also offered close alignment to The Royal Mint's sustainability and overall business plans.
The Royal Mint is one of the world’s leading mints, producing all the coins for the United Kingdom as well as offering a range of precious metals investments and luxury collectables.
The Royal Mint operates an innovative and modern mint with state-of-the-art facilities, machinery, equipment, and techniques. The organisation has a history that spans more than 1,100 years, with its roots in the ninth century and is one of the world’s oldest and most trusted institutions.
In 2022, The Royal Mint embarked on a new 5-year plan for the business, of which sustainability is at the heart.
A key part of this is the identification and implementation of
sustainability improvements across all areas of the organisation
including that related to circular economy and net-zero decarbonisation commitments.
One interesting challenge for the Head of Sustainability, Inga Doak, was how to integrate these requirements into the IT team. Focused on server infrastructure, the IT function had already embarked on a cloud adoption strategy aligned with partners that shared the Royal Mint’s sustainability commitments. However, there wasn’t yet any specific sustainability-focused solutions for end user device hardware (eg. laptops).
After attending a webinar by Circular Computing, The Royal Mint’s Head of Sustainability, Inga Doak, was approached to see if she would like to learn more about carbon-neutral remanufactured laptops.
Immediately seeing how this could help the IT team improve their sustainability performance, Inga extended the invite to her IT colleagues as they would be critical stakeholders in any changes proposed. Through the preservation of existing resources, remanufacturing plays an important role in driving a decarbonised, circular economy. Both the Head of Sustainability and Head of IT Operations at The Royal Mint were excited about the prospect of using remanufactured laptops. This not only supported the use of more circular, decarbonised IT hardware, but also offered close alignment to The Royal Mint's sustainability and overall business plans.
After discovering the synergies between Circular Computing and The Royal Mint, conversations focused on laptop requirements, functionality, and a look at suitable makes and models. To demonstrate proof of concept a trial unit was delivered to the IT team to be benchmarked against equivalent new models.
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