To align with the organisation's sustainability goals, WWF procured 560 remanufactured HP 840 G5 laptops and opted into Circular Computing's buy back scheme for a truly circular IT procurement approach.
WWF (World Wide Fund for Nature) is one of the world's largest independent conservation organisations, active in nearly 100 countries. Their supporters - more than five million of them - are helping WWF to restore nature and to tackle the main causes of nature's decline, particularly the food system and climate change. WWF are fighting to ensure a world with thriving habitats and species, and to change hearts and minds so it becomes unacceptable to overuse our planet's resources.
WWF-UK were looking to refresh their IT estate with a solution that would help the charity transition to a sustainable enterprise laptop estate, to continue their emissions reduction journey.
Their requirement was for all laptops to be EPEAT gold rated to support the reduction of their ecological footprint and preserve the planet’s natural resources at the same time. Beyond this, they needed a solution that stacked up against new in terms of the performance, warranty and longevity of the device.
There was an additional challenge in that brand new HP laptops were on at least a 3 month lead time for the specifications WWF-UK needed and the remanufactured Circular Computing machines were already in stock, meaning it was possible to turn this around quickly and efficiently.
WWF-UK opened a tender process to deliver sustainable ICT equipment with a desired cost saving.
There was a perfect fit with WWF-UK’s environmental procurement policy, which requires all purchases to align to their sustainability goals, but to reduce the risk of commitment when using a new supplier, their ICT team wanted to trial 50 units within their organisation first.
These units were fully tested within their current environment.
WWF-UK explored the functionality, performance and benchmarked the laptops against their experience with new. This first-hand experience allayed any fears, allowing the ICT department to make a more informed purchase decision.
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