As the 28th United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP28, enters its final stretch at Expo City, Dubai, Evernex continues its work at the forefront of the fight against climate change, reaffirming its commitment to IT sustainability.
In anticipation of COP28, the United Nations released a comprehensive two-year assessment, the “global stocktake,” evaluating progress in slowing down climate change. The report emphasizes the critical need for a phased-out transition from unabated fossil fuels, marking a significant departure from previous stances. The urgency to limit global temperature rise becomes even more apparent as the world grapples with the pressing need for effective international cooperation and financial shifts.
Since long before the inception of the COP conferences in 1992, Evernex has consistently played a pivotal role in advancing green practices within the technology sector. Building on its legacy of promoting circular economy practices, Evernex continues to extend the lifecycle of data center hardware through repair, recycling, and innovative solutions. Our third-party maintenance (TPM) support model, initiated in 1983, remains a cornerstone in challenging outdated refresh cycles and reducing the carbon footprint associated with IT hardware.
Since last year’s COP27, Evernex has made significant strides in promoting sustainable IT solutions. One noteworthy accomplishment since then is the inauguration of our state-of-the-art 6000m2 Mitry-Compans site, dedicated to the recycling and reconditioning of IT equipment. This facility stands as the largest of its kind in the EMEA region and reflects our unwavering commitment to environmental responsibility. This facility will help us achieve a remarkable 50% increase in our production capabilities, a milestone that underscores our continued efforts to lead the way in fostering a more sustainable and eco-friendly future for the IT industry. Additionally, the expansion of our SPaaS™ (Spare Parts as a Service™) offering ensures companies have fast and reliable access to spare parts that help extend the life of their equipment and prevent the need to manufacture new hardware. This is of crucial importance given that manufacture makes up the majority of IT equipment’s lifetime footprint, both in its carbon emissions and the harmful extraction of natural resources required.
COP28 marks the first time climate change’s impact on public health has taken center stage. The medical community calls for a complete phase-out of fossil fuels, recognizing the decisive role this will play in delivering health for all. The World Health Organization’s endorsement of climate-friendly healthcare systems echoes the commitment from Evernex to holistic sustainability.
As experts urge for the mainstreaming of public health in climate discussions, Evernex remains dedicated to integrating these considerations into our policies and practices.
In the face of the global challenges outlined in the COP28 assessment, Evernex reaffirms its pledge to drive IT sustainability forward. Contact us to explore how we can help your organization navigate the evolving landscape of green IT and contribute to a more sustainable future.