Finalist category: Sustainability Award
Finalist, Sustainability Award, 2023
Stone are the only UK IT provider with their own on-site recycling facility, and they’ve made it even easier for customers to responsibly recycle by developing their own free Apple and Android app. Stone 360 allows customers to book free, nationwide collections of unwanted technology.
Stone 360 allows customers to earn points that can be used to purchase refurbished technology. This allows organisations to get top-quality devices at lower prices without contributing to the e-waste and emissions generated by production of new devices.
Those points contribute to a tree-planting programme: Stone have planted more than 6,500 with Ecologi. Users get social value reports that outline exactly how they’ve helped the community and the environment.
“At Stone, our business is nothing without environmental and social sustainability, and we’re proud to say that our influence delivers positive change. At HQ we run on renewable electricity and our environmental and social responsibility is governed by a framework that aligns with the UN’s Sustainability Development Goals – and we’ve made these important changes to our business while growing our revenues and staff numbers and maintaining profitability.
Externally, Stone 360 makes it easier for every customer to recycle unwanted IT with sustainability at the heart of the picture. And when every business needs to do its part to fight the climate crisis, that’s crucial.”