A significant part of the ICT industry’s environmental impact comes from the manufacture of devices. As a service provider we can reduce environmental impacts of manufacturing phase by recycling used equipment in an efficient and appropriate manner.
In the case of electronics, batteries, rechargeable batteries and packaging, Elisa operates under Extended Producer Responsibility principles by recycling electronical devices, batteries and accumulators, as well as packages.
In Finland, our shops have WEEE (waste electrical and electronic equipment) collection receptacles, through which waste is taken for re-processing to become material for new electronic devices. Our shops also have collection boxes for mobile phone batteries and other portable batteries. We provide monetary compensation for phones applicable for reuse, given to us by a customer who purchases a new one.
In Estonia, Elisa’s shops accept used batteries. Used electronics may be returned without charge to Kuusakoski recycling points, for example. Elisa Estonia’s own electronics waste is recycled at Kuusakoski in Finland.
We follow statutory regulations and instructions when building our network. We promote product safety by making sure that the products we sell comply with the statutory environmental requirements.
Reduced biodiversity and its negative impact on ecosystem services, such as natural resources and regulation mechanisms, poses risks for business. Elisa’s business is no different. We can best protect biodiversity by combating climate change.