Environmental value » PICS Telecom ♻️
For over 30 years PICS Telecom has been committed to bringing technology full circle, over time this vision has led to the creation and development of telecom’s circular economy. For those who are unsure of the term circular economy, please refer to the below.
» A regenerative system in which resource input and waste, emission, and energy leakage, are minimized.
Resource » Circular vs linear economy
PICS Telecom offers a comprehensive, full-stack network service suite and solution that seeks to maintain, repair, reuse, and recycle surplus and/or redundant network equipment, preventing said material and equipment from entering landfill sites across the globe.
This service model, alongside PICS Telecoms’ recent 0% Landfill accreditation enables PICS partners to experience significant cost-savings whilst rapidly reducing their environmental impact and damage, thus aiding environmental CSR goals.
PICS green value proposition identifies and tackles multiple sections of the waste hierarchy model as detailed below.
The waste hierarchy model is a tool used in the evaluation of processes that protect the environment alongside resource and energy consumption from most favorable to least favorable actions. The hierarchy establishes preferred program priorities based on sustainability. To be sustainable, waste management cannot be solved only with technical end-of-pipe solutions and an integrated approach is necessary.
The waste management hierarchy indicates an order of preference for action to reduce and manage waste and is usually presented diagrammatically in the form of a pyramid. The hierarchy captures the progression of a material or product through successive stages of waste management and represents the latter part of the life-cycle for each product.
Reuse » Reduce » Recycle » Regenerate
- Reuse » Reused and/or refurbished network equipment
- Reduce » Reduction of network equipment resulting in landfill sites
- Recycle » Comprehensive in-house recycling programs alongside PICS 0% landfill accreditation and commitment
- Regenerate » Land and ocean-based regeneration programs that serve as an extension to PICS IR service model, assisting in the creation of a cleaner system
Monthly recycling metrics can be found within PICS Green Hub » Click here.
Alongside PICS Telecoms’ service model, PICS has formed value-driven collaborations with multiple regeneration schemes, both land, and ocean-based as an effort to further assist PICS and its partners in not only reducing their environmental impact but also assisting in the creation and development of a cleaner system for generations to come.
» Collaboration 01 » Land
One Tree Planted is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit dedicated to global reforestation. They plant trees to restore nature and biodiversity. They also raise awareness about the importance of trees, offer businesses like ours a simple sustainability solution, and motivate collectives and individuals to do something positive for the environment.
Trees clean our air and water, create habitats for biodiversity, contribute to our health and wellbeing, and create jobs for social impact. We’re honored to support reforestation through One Tree Planted as an integral part of PICS Telecoms’ business model.
For more information about One Tree Planed please visit » onetreeplanted.org
» Collaboration 02 » Ocean
Big Blue Ocean Cleanup is one of the world’s leading ocean cleanup non-profits. We help keep the oceans clean, provide plastic offsetting, establish marine nature reserves, protect vulnerable marine animals, provide free educational resources, research ocean pollution for policy change and support the development of innovative technologies.
For more information about The Big Blue Oceancleanup please visit » www.bigblueoceancleanup.org
These collaborations serve as an integral component within PICS Telecoms’ overall value proposition, also serving as a natural extension to PICS comprehensive Investment recovery service model that enables PICS partners to get involved with environmental regeneration programs across the globe. For more information about Investment recovery (IR) please visit » IR
PICS Telecoms’ environmental value summarised.
- Full stack circular service suite: Investment Recovery
- 0% Landfill accreditation
- 0% Landfill commitment
- Recipients of the 2020 Verizon supplier sustainability award
- Transparent monthly recycling metrics
- Global regeneration initiatives