The data generated by the calculator is an approximation only. This calculation assumes that all devices are refurbished for reuse. It considers the estimated GHG footprint of manufacturing a new device purchased by a company in order to replace the one being disposed of at the end of the lease period under the assumption that the device is not refurbished for reuse. This calculation does not consider the net impact of the new device or the estimated GHG emissions caused during the use phase or throughout the remarketing process, such as transportation, refurbishing via our centres or via certified brokers and recycling.
Please note that our GHG footprints are mostly derived from the IT devices we refurbish, which are not included here.
As they are logically older than brand new devices, the GHG footprint of their manufacturing process could thus be larger than that of current devices. This may lead to a bias of estimating larger GHG reductions from refurbishing and second life compared to disposing outright and buying brand new devices.
We’re currently working on a new, updated calculator with more granularity.
Users should be aware that the current one will be soon decommissioned – we expect the updated version to be available in 2024.