How to apply Environmental, Social and Governance policies to your ICT

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Minimise your CO2 footprint by upgrading your surplus IT so it has a true second life, can cope with current software and replace a new device that would otherwise be manufactured; where practical, add RAM and solid state drives. Then, try and give-away 1/2 free-of-charge to charities, community organisations and schools -helping the most needy. This is the GOLD standard; this is what we do.

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George Cook

George established Computers 4 Charity on behalf of Microsoft (see the personal video from Bill Gates) and works in partnership with Business in the Community (BITC). Our donors are government departments, multinationals, education bodies and organisations of all kinds. We don’t just datawipe … we upgrade older devices to use modern software and donate free-of-charge for re-use over ½ that we receive to other charities, recycle as few as possible and waste none. Donations reduce CO2 emissions: we dismantle, refurbish, rebuild and upgrade devices, doubling their working lives from 5 to 10 years. Our beneficiaries are: • Young carers • Homeless youth • Hospice patients • Charity volunteers • Unemployed veterans • Bereaved Forces children • UK charities supporting schools in Africa

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