For more sustainability in retail: According to a survey by the Institute for Management and Economic Research, 40 percent of companies with 100 or more employees have a so-called refurbishment concept.
On average, companies use mobile devices for 25 months, according to the survey. According to the study, companies could not only increase the service life by reprocessing, but also save costs and resources.
If a third of the devices were refurbished, usage would increase to almost 34 months. At the same time, companies would save 25 percent in costs as well as 166,000 tons of CO₂ per year, the experts calculate. With a share of 50 percent, the effects would be even greater.
Home office trend
According to the survey, devices are replaced in companies when they no longer meet the technical requirements, a certain useful life has been reached or the devices are defective. Above all, the trend towards working from home has led to many companies using more mobile devices for their employees in recent years. According to a projection by the institute, around 6.7 million company devices are exchanged or disposed of every year.
For the survey, which is said to be representative, 500 IT decision-makers from companies based in Germany and at least 100 employees were interviewed online in April and May. The survey was commissioned by the technology dealer and service provider Komsa.