Jedes von uns verkaufte Zertifikat erhält eine laufende Seriennummer als Zertifikats-ID.
Mit dem Ausgabedatum wird die jeweilige ID-Nummer endgültig und unwiderruflich aus dem Zertifikatsregister gelöscht. Das Register wird von der unabhängigen externen Agentur Global Climate betreut.
Connecting IT and CSR
Employees and customers are demonstrably more loyal if a company is sustainably committed.
As an IT partner of the AfB you are committed to inclusion and climate protection. You are welcome to use this for your communication and CSR reporting.
Frequently asked questions about the new CSR certificate
Until recently, we used a LCA study by the TU Berlin from 2013 as the basis for determining the environmental impacts. This study was updated by myclimate in January 2021, which is why we can now report the impacts for significantly more types of devices. At the same time, we can report additional impact categories compared to the previous study. Based on the now more up-to-date environmental data available, the impacts of individual impact categories have also changed, e.g. in the reporting of the greenhouse gas potential (CO2e).
The CSR certificate is primarily used to demonstrate the social-ecological impact of IT remarketing. Before we can provide you with these key figures, we must first perform data erasure on your IT devices after collection and test which devices are functional, which are repairable, and which are intended for recycling or as spare parts. Only then can we consider and present the corresponding devices in the CSR certificate. The decisive factor is therefore not the collection date, but the test date. This can slip into the following year if a collection takes place at the end of the year. The devices will then be listed in the subsequent certificate.
The unit "iron equivalents" does not refer to the net weight of an ITC device. A certain amount of different metals and minerals is used in the production of a device, e.g. a smartphone. Since only a certain total amount is accessible worldwide for each of these raw materials, each mining process leaves less available residual quantity for a smartphone. In addition to the amount used in a smartphone, a portion is also lost during mining and manufacturing. The available resources vary depending on the metal or mineral. For example, a smartphone consists of about 11mg of palladium and about 2.7g of iron. Since the world's accessible iron resources (about 170 billion tons) far exceed the accessible palladium resources (about 80,000 tons), mining 11mg of palladium has a greater effect than mining 2.7g of iron. If a smartphone is reused, neither palladium nor iron needs to be mined and processed. These non-mined quantities are saved and resources are conserved. To standardize these savings, we show all metals and minerals in terms of their globally available resources compared to iron.
The basis for the iron equivalent unit of our impact measurement is a LCA study conducted by the TU Berlin in 2013.