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The sustainability report 2021 details the actions that S2S Group has taken last year, to reduce its environmental impact and give back to the local community.
Our ultimate purpose at S2S Group is to maintain the highest standards of data security and environmental protection. We also ensure this reflects our values, culture, and how we manage and run our business.
S2S Group takes its sustainability commitments very seriously. To monitor its progress and ensure goals are continuing to be met, the ever-evolving Sustainability Report details the past, present, and future goals of S2S Group.
To give you an insight into S2S Group’s 2021 Sustainability Report, these are some topics covered.
S2S Group reuses as many assets as possible (within the client’s data security constraints) and recycles the rest through a manual disassembly process that optimises recycling rates and reduces the need for a large processing plant.
Currently, S2S Group is data cleansing, refurbishing, and reselling approximately 117,000 products a year, an increase of 27% from the previous year. This includes 10,000 laptops, 21,500, personal computers, 14,000 smartphones, 1,000 tablets, and 35,000 hard drives.
S2S Group’s main environmental impact comes from the waste generated from the processing, and refurbishment of WEEE, as well as the use of utilities – energy and water within operations.
All waste by-products are recovered and recycled in accordance with the required legislation.
With the growing demand for new IT and smartphones, S2S Group’s leading-edge technology and expertise will ensure more products will be available for refurbishment and reuse.
United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals are a set of 17 ambitious, interconnected objectives along with associated targets and indicators, established to advance the U.N. 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Environmental responsibility is at the forefront of who S2S Group is as a business.
Not only does the business encourage customers to recycle assets responsibly, but constant improvement of environmental and ethical practices is greatly important to S2S Group also.
Therefore, S2S Group supports the 2030 Agenda and has sought to better understand how the business can contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals in a meaningful way.
Throughout 2021, S2S Group reviewed the business activity and highlighted three Sustainable Development Goals as the business “Priority Goals”. These are the goals S2S Group feels that it can provide the most direct positive impact on. These include:
- SDG 8: Commitment to decent work and economic growth.
- SDG 12: Commitment to responsible consumption and production.
- SDG 13: Commitment to tackle climate change.
Local Community Engagement
Engaging and supporting local communities and charities is an important part of the S2S Group ethos, and central to the company’s brand values.
S2S Group has sponsored local sports teams at various levels including Sheffield United F.C., Worsborough Bridge AFC, Yorkshire Main RUFC, and Sheffield Hatters. S2S Group currently sponsors Handsworth FC U15’s girls’ team in Sheffield.
Overall, S2S Group has donated £5,000 in partnership with Yorkshire Dales Minimum Trust, which will be used to restore woodland in Ormsgill Wood, near Airton.
Paces, a specialist centre, charity, and school based in South Yorkshire, helps individuals with Cerebral Palsy and motor disorders which S2S Group is a proud supporter of.
S2S Group has raised £250 for the charity from our Christmas Jumper Day and Chocolate Bouquet Competition in 2021, which the company has agreed to double to £500.
S2S Group also holds an annual corporate Golf Day with Hallam FM in aid of Cash for Kids.