Because of the nature of our business, the growth of our markets and the pace of technological changes, we handle great quantities of such equipment and therefore regard e-waste as an ongoing concern and opportunity. In addition to established e-waste programs with vetted vendors in all of our operations, our approach to e-waste includes reverse logistics as a central element, as it helps us recover equipment that can be repaired and reused in the network. As our Cable business continues to grow in all of our markets, so does the importance and complexity of reverse logistics processes to properly track our Customer Premises Equipment (CPEs), which are important assets for the company, and quickly recover them when necessary as we upgrade our service.
In 2021 we achieved:
- Over 3M devices redeployed (>84% E2E recovery).
- >USD 128 M avoided CAPEX.
- 2,100 Tn CO2eq avoided emissions.
- 1,300 Tn e-waste avoided.
- 2024 Target: 76% E2E recovery.
Mobile Phone recycling
We have active mobile phone programs in 4 of our operations.