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The Royal Mint continues sustainability journey with Circular Computing remanufactured laptops

Circular Computing, a leader in the remanufacturing of laptops, is helping The Royal Mint to decarbonise its IT estate by supplying it with carbon neutral remanufactured laptops certified to be equal to or better than new devices.

The Royal Mint, the official producer of UK coins and other offerings including precious metals investment, luxury collectables and jewellery, is committed to reducing Scope 3 emissions across all areas of its operations, including IT.

To this end, it has already taken delivery of more than 70 carbon neutral, remanufactured Lenovo ThinkPad T480 laptops, with further deliveries scheduled for later this year.

Using a BSI Kitemark-certified 360-point Circular Remanufacturing Process, Circular Computing remanufactures HP, Dell and Lenovo laptops to look and perform like new, with the added benefit of carbon-neutral processes and end-product.

Simon Edwards, Head of IT Operations at The Royal Mint, said: “Sustainability
is core to the long-term future of The Royal Mint and our technology function
is challenged with delivering sustainable computing for our employees. We teamed up with Circular Computing and ran a trial of their sustainable laptops.

“Not only do the remanufactured laptops meet our demanding specifications, they have premium appeal, from the packaging they arrive in to the quality of the devices themselves. They also come with extended warranty options, which made it an easy decision to move to Circular Computing.”

Inga Doak, Head of Sustainability and ESG at The Royal Mint, added: “Investing in a sustainable future for all our stakeholders is integral to The Royal Mint’s overall business ambition. Partnering with Circular Computing, the first company in the world to achieve a BSI Kitemark for their remanufactured laptops, provided us with a fantastic opportunity to demonstrate this commitment. As The Royal Mint transforms for the future, we want to partner with more organisations like Circular Computing that support our ambition to be leaders in sustainable precious metals.”

Last year, The Royal Mint introduced a new technique for recovering precious metals from electronic waste, including gold which it is using in a new luxury jewellery range. It is currently developing a full-scale plant in South Wales to process thousands of tonnes of e-waste per week and recover hundreds of kilograms of precious metals per annum.

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