Community Recycling of IT Supports Local Charity
News Article | January 2021
TTC has donated circa 300 items of IT hardware, including PCs, laptops, LCD monitors and digital projectors, to Stoke-on-Trent based charity Community Recycling Consortium.
Community Recycling Consortium is a non-profit making organisation who recycle redundant IT equipment to fund training and employment for people with mental health issues or physical disabilities.
The recent IT hardware refresh for head office staff and trainers was led by Leo G-B, TTC Group’s IT Support Officer, which future proofs TTC’s course delivery and further increases our capacity to deliver online driver training courses.
We really wanted to maximise the social and community value to how TTC’s older IT equipment is re-used. Having spoken with Community Recycling Consortium, it was clear that their community spirit reflects our own corporate responsibility. With the majority of UK school children currently home schooling and the media reporting a shortage in laptops available to help children continue learning, it is far better to re-use and recycle IT equipment, as well as being far more environmentally responsible.IT Support Officer
The community Interest Company (CIC) saw a significant reduction in IT kit being donated during 2020, as many charities have struggled to survive during the Covid-19 pandemic. TTC’s donation of so much equipment has been a huge boost to Community Recycling Consortium, helping them to continue offering community services through 2021.
This initiative further strengthens TTC Group’s ESG capabilities and aligns with Palatine’s aim of embedding ESG excellence.