In terms of lifecycle thinking, CHG-MERIDIAN relies on refurbishment and reuse to extend product lifecycles. We consider ourselves part of the circular economy, helping to conserve resources and mitigate climate change through our business model.

We support our customers along the entire lifecycle of their technology assets, from rollout and use to certified data erasure, refurbishing, and remarketing. Reusing devices instead of procuring and then disposing of them every time conserves resources and improves our environmental footprint.


Responsible procurement

Needs-based asset procurement; CHG-MERDIAN code of conduct for all business partners to ensure compliance with environmental and social standards

Eco-friendly distribution

Delivery of asset to the customer; shipment in returnable packaging

Customer phase

Customer use phase, duration of use varies

Secure data erasure

Sensitive company data is completely erased using a certified procedure after asset has been collected (eraSURE®)


Asset is checked and professionally refurbished; asset is only recycled if it cannot be repaired or the customer's level of security requires it


Asset is made available on the secondary market via sales partners


Reuse of asset extends its lifespan


Asset's carbon emissions are offset through-out the lifecycle, from manufacture and use to remarketing

PC being refurbished

Our Technology Centers

We have been refurbishing used equipment at our Technology Centers for the past 20 years. Devices undergo visual and technical refurbishment in line with the principles of green IT. We also have a global network of certified refurbishing partners who recondition equipment locally to the highest standards. We are proud of our refurbishing rate of 96 percent. But what about the rest? Any equipment that cannot be reused is sustainably returned to the material cycle through our certified recycling partner


Alongside avoiding and reducing CO₂ emissions through a holistic lifecycle approach, offsetting is an important step that allows companies to operate in a more sustainable manner and to make a positive contribution toward climate change mitigation. That is why we are enabling companies to lease their IT assets in a carbon-neutral way through carbonZER0. This involves fully offsetting the CO₂ emissions generated during the production, transportation, use and end-of-life phase of leased IT assets. Payments for offsetting CO₂ are made via direct investments in certified and internationally recognized climate change mitigation projects – requiring no additional time or effort from customers.


Since 2021 CHG-MERIDIAN has been operating carbon-neutrally. To achieve this, we avoid, reduce, or offset all CO₂ emissions generated in the course of our business activities. CHG-MERIDIAN considers corporate emissions to not just include the usual scope 1 and scope 2 emissions because it also feels responsible for any scope 3 emissions that it can influence.

All non-avoidable emissions are offset through selected climate change mitigation projects. We will carry on the measures introduced in recent years to reduce the CHG-MERIDIAN Group’s carbon footprint and will continue to refine them.

CHG-MERIDIAN - carbon neutral company


1400 1

Environmental management was obtained for all sites in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in 2021.


96 %

of all devices can be refurbished for sustainable reuse.



devices have been refurbished and remarketed in 2021.


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At a Glance


At CHG-MERIDIAN, we believe in end-to-end sustainability, efficient technology management with the highest level of information security, fair competition, and respectful dialogue with stakeholders.

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Strategy & Governance

To promote sustainability throughout our company and embed it effectively, we created a sustainability governance structure in 2020 that includes the role of Group Sustainability Officer (GSO). Additionally, we developed and approved a sustainability strategy.

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Collaboration & Dialogue

Our corporate culture is characterized by transparency, reliability, and respectful collaboration. This applies equally to our working relationship with our employees and to our dealings with suppliers and other partners along the value chain.

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