The Problem

Recently published studies show that the Environmental Impact of ICT Sector accounts for 2% to 3% of global CO2 emissions. While that number might not appear alarming at first, the forecast of international data traffic shows a trend of a 50% annual increase in volume. The industry’s impact on climate change is set to increase unless renewable energy and responsible environmental practices can offset the consequences.


The industry has direct and indirect effects on the environment. Direct consequences are a result of the wide use and implementation of services. These emissions come from the resources to run network equipment and the raw materials used to build modern devices (plastic, metal, silicon, tin, nickel etc.). Data centres, despite their efficiency, represent electricity demand that keeps exponentially growing year after year.

The indirect consequences come from the energy used to power our devices, fixed and mobile.

From the user’s perspective, something as simple as a google search from our laptop or smartphone already consumes high energy. Easy solutions like changing from light colours (high-consuming) to dark colours (low-consuming) on our screens might be of significant relevance for the big picture of an energy-saving economy.


The Solution


Technology has indeed proven to be an ally in driving a more sustainable market. In the past 19 months, the ICT sector has become the backbone of society, allowing people to stay connected throughout the world. Telecommunications companies have indirectly bridged an important gap for other industries and demonstrated the positive implications they may have on the environment and society.

Yet, as the sector remains at the forefront of the climate battle its focus should remain fixed on reducing the emissions of Green House Gasses and the use of Rare Earth Minerals. More and more companies, including Cameo, take real steps in their Green Policies to reduce their and their industry’s carbon footprint. Initiatives such as remote working, efficient distribution methods and even office planning see sustainability being included as one of the biggest factors in decision-making. 


Still, more can be done. As the direct CO2 production from powering data exchange needs to be addressed at the level of infrastructure, the industry needs to look to its practices around the hardware it uses. 

As the economy struggles to shake off the results of the COVID-19 pandemic, many now seek sustainable and cost-effective solutions for their business. Encouraged by the EU’s Right to Repair Act and Circular Economy Plan, enterprises look for reliable partners to help maintain and prolong the lifespan of their assets.


This is where Cameo steps-in


Our Asset Repair service is the way forward when your clients try to maintain both, their bottom line and their Sustainability goals. On average, 84% of devices can be restored to full functionality and as a result, decrease the amount of CO2 released in the manufacturing process, lowering demand on the supply chain and conflict minerals mining. 

The 100% in-house guarantee, means we have full control of the process from the first call, to delivery. As experts in Secure Data Disposal, we ensure full GDPR compliance when using the service, minimising the risk of crippling fines and legal implications of haphazard data disposal (hyperlink to SDD article) 


Call us Today, to learn what more Cameo can do for your business.