A subset of sustainability initiatives, the ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) framework is booming in popularity around the globe – and can be the difference between a company surviving or thriving. For many ESG was originally a distant dream, but with the realities of climate change becoming frighteningly apparent, compounded by the COVID-19 Pandemic, these indicators are now a very real destination to ensure the continuation and improvement of business as we know it. But what is ESG, and how can embracing a Repair, Don’t Waste mindset benefit sustainable growth in industry?
This year’s International E-Waste Day is centred around shedding light on ‘invisible’ electronic waste owned by the world’s consumers. Electronic items permeate every corner of our living environments in the western world – from homes, to offices, to shops and community centres, you can find multiple electronics in every modern-day situation. E-Waste Day focuses on what happens to these items when they are no longer working or become obsolete in our lives. At #RepairDontWaste we ask – what happens to industrial electronics when they too have served their purpose?
Our movement recently had the opportunity to share our ethos with the world via Interesting Engineering’s exciting new podcast, Lexicon. By delving into the issues of E-Waste and the fight to repair industrial electronics, ABI’s International Sales Manager Willian Santos explained why time is up for the break-and-replace mentality, and how the world needs to change to usher in a new era of sustainability in industry.