Accessibility statement

University awarded for sustainable IT collaboration project

Posted on 25 September 2023

The University has been awarded the Outstanding Collaborative project by a framework supplier by the UK Universities Purchasing Consortia (UKUPC).

The award celebrates the partnership between IT Services and our IT provider Stone Group, and our sustainable approach to IT equipment. 

Stone was appointed as the University’s supplier of IT hardware and associated peripherals following a rigorous competitive tender process undertaken by IT Services and the University’s Procurement Team. Since that time, IT Services has bought desktops and laptops from Stone group.

Once these devices are no longer fit for purpose they are recycled using Stone’s Reuse Recycling and Disposal framework, this ensures that no unwanted IT equipment goes to landfill.  

This circular approach to IT equipment helps the University to achieve sustainability goals.

Over the course of this partnership, the University has saved 44.1 metric tonnes of IT equipment from landfill by either recycling or refurbishing more than 4,500 unwanted devices.

When the University uses the Stone 360 app to book collections of unwanted laptops and PCs, we also contribute to their tree planting programme, and earn cash rebates (many of which are then donated to charity).