TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2020 - Market Perspective - Doc # EUR145577219
HPE Reduces eWaste with Circular Economy Initiative
By: Marta Muñoz Méndez-VillamilSenior Research Director and Lead Technology & Sustainability Practice, IDC EMEA, Laszlo TothResearch Manager, European Personal Computing Devices, Mobile Devices, IoT, Hungary, Galina SpasovaSenior Research Analyst, Vladimir KroaAssociate Vice President, IT Services , CEMA
This IDC Market Perspective discusses HPE's equipment upcycling/recycling initiative to reduce ewaste through its Financial Services division, in view of its journey toward the Circular Economy. Technology suppliers should become more proactive in launching initiatives to help tackle climate change beyond simply reducing carbon dioxide emissions and becoming energy neutral. Through the technology they provide, and by incorporating innovative business models and financing mechanisms (such as consumption and as-a-service models), technology providers can help their customers work toward a more sustainable future.
"As a key provider of a great proportion of electrical goods, IDC believes that the ICT industry — equipment manufacturers, in particular — has a moral obligation to help reduce the negative impact their IT infrastructure has in today's world," said Marta Muñoz, senior director at IDC EMEA.