How often do you find random USB flash drives while you’re cleaning up your office? Even with cloud storage as common as it is, there are still times and places for USB drives, so it’s not uncommon to find them out and about. The problem, however, is that you don’t know what’s on them until you plug them in… and... Read More
For years, Compudata has recognized our responsibility to the environment which together we are all stewards of. Choosing to preserve the natural beauty of our planet and reduce our impact on the environment is a goal all Canadians should share. In this spirit, Compudata is dedicated to making considerate decisions about the legacy we leave for our children, and our children's children. That means reducing and disposing of waste in environmentally responsible ways, and recycling whenever possible. It means reducing our paper output, and providing solutions to clients so they can create effective electronic documentation systems. It means making common sense choices about how we do business, and reducing the footprint we leave behind. Below are a selection of Green Initiatives that Compudata is participating in as a company.
Compudata has partnered with Call2Recycle since 2012 to provide a safe responsible way for our clients and community to recycle the batteries used in electronics, such as laptops, cell phones, and UPS devices. Recycling batteries reduces our impact on the environment by preventing the introduction of toxic chemicals and metals into our watershed through landfill sites. We are a drop-off location for dry-cell rechargeable batteries weighing up to 5kg, such as Nickel Cadmium (Ni-Cd), Lithium Ion (Li-Ion), Nickel Metal Hydride (Ni-MH) and Nickel Zinc (Ni-ZN) and Small Sealed Lead Acid (SSLA/Pb). We also accept entire cellphones and single use batteries for recycling as well. For additional information on this program, and how you can participate as well, visit: Call2Recycle® | Canada - https://www.call2recycle.ca/
We have the power to literally take carbon emissions in our atmosphere and turn it green. Compudata has the privilege of being headquartered in The Forest City, so it only makes sense to contribute to the reforestation of rural and urban environments in Canada. Since 2017, Compudata has been pledging to plant a tree for every initial consultation we have with our clients. In partnership with TreeCanada, we are contributing to make sure Canada stays green and beautiful. To learn more about TreeCanada or to make a donation, visit their website at: Tree Canada - https://treecanada.ca/
Compudata prefers and recommends vendors investing in sustainable and responsible IT hardware. Products and vendors found within the EPEAT Registry have met or exceeded the standards required to make this possible for our clients. Some of the hardware we recommend includes products from Lenovo, ViewSonic, LG Electronics, Hewlett Packard, and Samsung. When choosing environmentally sustainable IT hardware, you are sending a message to the industry that the impact their electronics has on the environment in both production and use is important. Let our sales team know if you agree, and request hardware with an EPEAT rating to make your contribution to keeping our planet green and clean. More information on the Green Electronics Council's EPEAT initiative, including a database of vendors and products can be found here: EPEAT Registry - https://epeat.net/
Recycling is great, but reusing is even better! While it is true that recycling is a necessary practice for reducing unnecessary waste, it has its own impact on the environment. Compudata stores and reuses the majority of all packaging materials shipped to our London Ontario manufacturing facility to deliver to our clients. Any packaging not utilized for a reshipment to a client is recycled.
Did you know...?
You can't see it when you visit our building from the ground, but Compudata’s office and warehouse has an array of 586 solar panels on the roof. This solar array directly feeds the power grid, and greatly offsets the carbon footprint of our day-to-day operations.
Please let us know in advance if you plan to visit our building from the air...