Greenbox have launched a free self-assessment tool for businesses to rate their recycling programmes. The assessment is completed through an online survey on Greenbox’s website and includes questions on disposal strategies, compliance with laws and standards and internal accountability. The survey compares respondents’ scores with industry averages and recommended minimums, and provides advice on how companies can ensure they are meeting environmental requirements.
Greenbox offer their services to enterprises and government departments, giving them an alternative to replace their old computers, servers, printers and networking equipment. Greenbox collect, process and dispose of the equipment using a method which generates an optimum financial return for its customers.
Greenbox have a zero landfill policy and use a transparent system that allows businesses to log in and track the progress of their assets through the disposal process. The system also allows customers to see the costs and financial returns.
Greenbox say the ethical disposal of end-of-life IT equipment is important to a company's management, and also to its investors, customers and business partners. Greenbox observe that analysts including Gartner and IDC have recommended using an external service provider to ensure data is correctly erased, optimal residual value is realised and environmental obligations are met.