"We placed our faith in Fujitsu and its local Head of Sustainability and he delivered the results we needed to make us more sustainable as a company."
Flyn van Ewijk, Environment and Sustainability Manager, Qantas
Founded in Australia’s outback in 1920, Qantas has grown to be the country’s largest domestic and international airline. Registered originally as the Queensland and Northern Territory Aerial Services Limited (QANTAS), the company is widely considered to be the world’s leading long distance airline as well as one of Australia’s strongest brands. It has built this reputation for excellence based on safety, operational reliability, engineering and customer service. The company also has a stated commitment to sustainability and reducing its environmental impact.
Around 2,000 devices reach end of life at Qantas every year; disposing of them in a responsible and sustainable manner was proving a challenge. It needed a more proactive and strategic approach to recycling.
The company partnered with long-term IT provider, Fujitsu, to implement an eWaste programme that would cover every aspect of the device end of life process, including upgrades, repairs, redeployment and recycling as well as hazardous materials management.
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