Companies are recognising the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR) in driving positive change in society while reaping tangible benefits. Xperien, a leading provider of technology asset disposition services, is at the forefront of this movement, encouraging businesses to embrace the transformative power of laptop and desktop computer donations.
The global issue of e-waste has reached critical levels, demanding immediate attention. According to the United Nations University, an alarming 53.6 million metric tons of electronic waste were generated worldwide in 2019 alone. Through refurbishment and reuse, companies can save up to 75% of the energy required to produce new devices, as proven by a study published in the Journal of Cleaner Production.
Xperien CEO Wale Arewa emphasises the importance of donating used laptops and desktop computers as a proactive solution to mitigate this crisis. “By partnering with Xperien, companies can actively contribute to environmental sustainability, bridge the digital divide, engage employees, and nurture sustainable business practices.
“Proper recycling and disposal will prevent hazardous materials from entering landfills, protecting the environment and conserving valuable natural resources,” he adds.
The company recognises the power of laptop and computer donations in bridging the digital divide and empowering underserved communities, non-profit organisations, and educational institutions. The World Economic Forum estimates that 3.7 billion people worldwide still lack access to the internet.
Arewa says access to technology positively correlates with improved educational outcomes and increased economic opportunities. “By providing functional devices, businesses can enhance digital literacy, enable skill development, and offer vital resources to those in need. These initiatives have a profound impact, from supporting educational opportunities for disadvantaged students to empowering entrepreneurs in marginalised communities.”
Engaging employees in meaningful CSR initiatives is a cornerstone of Xperien’s philosophy, as it fosters a positive company culture and attracts top talent. By participating in laptop and desktop computer donation programs, businesses demonstrate their commitment to sustainability and engage their workforce in a purpose-driven mission. This involvement contributes to higher levels of employee satisfaction, motivation, and loyalty.
Xperien understands the critical role of laptop and desktop computer donations in enhancing a company’s environmental, social, and governance (ESG) performance. Harvard Business School research shows that firms with strong ESG performance demonstrate higher profitability and stock price performance.
By promoting responsible technology disposal and supporting the circular economy, businesses strengthen the “E” and “S” factors of ESG. These efforts not only meet regulatory requirements and consumer expectations but also foster long-term sustainability, resilience, and reputational gains.
In an era where businesses are increasingly evaluated based on their commitment to social and environmental causes, Xperien champions laptop and desktop computer donations as a meaningful way to make a difference.
By actively participating in these initiatives, businesses can address environmental challenges, bridge the digital divide, engage employees, and bolster their ESG performance.
Xperien urges companies to embrace corporate social responsibility and join the laptop and desktop computer donation movement, paving the way for a brighter, more sustainable future. Let us seize this opportunity to create positive change, one device at a time.