Waste compensation delivers on multiple UN Sustainable development goals
We have put the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the core of our business model. Together with our customers, we are creating a tech industry sector that is beneficial to everyone. We contribute to SDGs 12, 8, 1, 3, 6, 13, 11, and 17.
Sustainable consumption and production
Closing the Loop contributes to sustainable consumption and production patterns; we make the entire lifecycle of devices more sustainable by creating closed loop solutions for electronics. For every new device a company buys, we collect and responsibly recycle scrap.
With SDG 12 as our overarching vision, we work to leverage our impact on other SDGs.
Local people should clearly benefit from our activities. We create new local employment and we drive entrepreneurship in developing countries, thereby contributing to decent work and economic growth (SDG 8) and reduced poverty levels (SDG 1).
Closing the Loop prevents scrap phones from impacting nature and entering dump sites where they have serious health consequences for those working on the sites (SDG 3) and on groundwater (SDG 6). Reuse saves carbon emissions of up to 95% compared to mining (SDG 13). This all supports and builds sustainable communities (SDG 11) in vulnerable places.
We create international partnerships (SDG 17) among local collectors, tech firms, recyclers, and organizations that use large quantities of IT hardware (such as KPMG, ING, and Rabobank) to turn e-waste into opportunities. We also seek to work with public and civil society organizations to create a substantial impact on the value chain of gold and mobile phones, for example the Dutch Gold Covenant.
IF YOUR COMPANY OR ORGANIZATION VALUES INCLUDE SDGs, CAN WE COLLABORATE TO DRIVE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT?
We see SDGs as wheels working together, fueled by hands-on solutions. Our focus is on making the implementation of SDGs tangible. Let’s combine positive social, environmental, and PR benefits through your tech procurement departments. Get in touch at 020 75 26 506 or info [at] closingtheloop.eu
Our best practice case study shows how this works in the real world. Read the story of Transform Together.