Sustainability

Our solutions minimize e-waste while prioritizing strict data protection and regulatory compliance. See how Blancco’s solutions reinforce your environmental protection efforts with eco-friendly data destruction, sustainable device disposal, and support for a robust circular economy.

The Green SIDE of Blancco

4 Important Ways We Support Sustainable Technology Use 

Today’s technology supports business efficiencies, advances in every industry, multitudes of educational advantages and daily personal conveniences.  

Yet creating new assets to sustain and secure our IT-driven society place a significant burden on natural resources. When new devices become old, device disposal compounds the environmental impact while raising questions about end-of-life data protection.  

We are proud to offer solutions that reinforce the immense data security and efficiency requirements of our customers while minimizing harm to the environment and people’s wellbeing.

Here are four ways we support the sustainable technology use: 

Secure Device Reuse

IT Asset Circularity

Diminished ROT

E-waste Reduction

Mobile phone recycling_ data erasure and new OS installation

Secure Device Reuse

We protect businesses while extending the life of functional technology.

With cybercrime a constant threat, many organizations physically destroy decommissioned IT hardware for security purposes. But this type of disposal often takes perfectly usable devices out of circulation, sending millions of tons of material to the landfill. Often, improper physical destruction practices leave data accessible, putting organizations at risk. 

By completely and permanently erasing data from functional devices, we extend their usable life while ensuring data cannot be accessed. This allows safe and secure device redeployment and reuse.  

IT Asset Circularity

We slow the need for new device creation.

Our solutions support a booming secondary device market, fostering a more circular use of IT. We give organizations confidence to donate IT assets, equip ITADs to recapture more equipment for resale, and enable consumers to trade in smartphones and tablets when upgrading. That makes more devices available for reuse, meaning fewer assets must be created from scratch.  

Diminished ROT

We lessen data storage needs—and related emissions.

Much stored data is redundant, obsolete, or trivial (ROT). Even more is dark.” This surplus data increases breach liability and raises operational and cooling system needs to securely store it. Eradicating data at scale from decommissioned assets or from within live environments reduces business costs and the energy used to store no-longer-needed data. 

E-waste heap from used computer parts. Refuse separation and recycling

E-waste Reduction

We minimize landfill-bound electronics—and their detrimental impact to developing regions.

Despite international regulations, tons of technological trash are shipped to developing countries each year, leading to component harvesting that harms both people and the surrounding landscape. The more we help organizations adopt sustainable, circular business models, the greater the dent we make in dangerous end-of-life disposal practices.  

Where We Go from Here

Based on customer usage data, Blancco securely sanitized an estimated 75.9 million kilograms of electronic equipment, with a pre-use carbon footprint of 5.6 billion kilograms, in FY20.  

Blancco was also one of the first to receive the London Stock Exchange’s new Green Economy Mark, a recognition given to companies that generate between 50 and 100 percent of annual revenues from products and services that contribute to the green economy.  

Since January 2016, we’ve been engaged in SustainabilitySMART, which is part of Horizon 2020, an EU programme promoting sustainable growth through investments in a range of initiatives. 

Yet we understand that our job isn’t complete.  

New data storage technologies and data needs will continue to expand, particularly as the internet of things (IoT) and artificial intelligence (AI) grow in adoption. For our part, we will continue to advance our green “SIDE” across an ever-growing number of devices, empowering organizations to reinforce their security posture, ensure compliance with data privacy requirements, and improve environmental stewardship.  

The number of erasure licenses utilized in FY20

22.9M

Smartphones + Tablets

14.8M

Laptops + Desktops

4.0M

Loose Drives

830K

Servers

Find out how we can help

Interested in finding out more about how Blancco can support your ESG, CSR, and sustainability programs? Please contact us using the form below.