The principles of the circular economy are deeply embedded in our DNA and have been shaping CHG-MERIDIAN’s business model for decades.
We see ourselves as a part of society, and we play an active role through community projects and initiatives in the region.

Sustainable technology management as a core discipline

At CHG-MERIDIAN, we realize that only sustainable business models can be successful in the long term. This involves moving away from a linear economic model where products are manufactured, used, and then disposed of, and toward a circular model that focuses on repair and reuse. That is why we regard end-to-end lifecycle management as one of the biggest challenges of our time – and as the core discipline of our company. 

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The principles of the circular economy in our business model

Scarcity of resources and climate change are topics in our society, and they are forcing companies to take new approaches. Society’s transition toward a circular economy is the result of a long-overdue change in thinking. At CHG-MERIDIAN, this way of thinking is firmly established in our business model and has shaped our actions for decades.


We support our customers along the entire lifecycle of their technology assets, from rollout and use to certified data erasure, refurbishing, and remarketing. Reusing devices instead of procuring and then disposing of them every time conserves resources and improves our environmental footprint.

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We have been refurbishing used equipment at our Technology Centers for the past 20 years. Devices undergo visual and technical refurbishment in line with the principles of green IT. We also have a global network of certified refurbishing partners who recondition equipment locally to the highest standards. We are proud of our refurbishing rate of 95 percent. But what about the rest? Any equipment that cannot be reused is sustainably returned to the material cycle through our certified recycling partners.


Certified data erasure at the end of the term is essential if equipment is to be reused within the circular economy. In our mind, data security starts with choosing the equipment and classifying the security levels. Whether it is SSD, hybrid or flash memory in laptops, tablets, smartphones or even printers, copiers, and multifunction devices, CHG-MERIDIAN offers a precise and cost-effective erasure solution. This ensures that data is protected when equipment is reused.

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We have been successfully remarketing on the international secondary IT market for 40 years. By professionally refurbishing and remarketing IT equipment, we are able to extend its useful life. We also have an international network of certified partners. In 2022, we remarketed almost 924,000 assets in total. Every single one makes a difference and conserves valuable resources.

Carbon Zero

Alongside avoiding and reducing CO₂ emissions through a holistic lifecycle approach, offsetting is an important step that allows companies to operate in a more sustainable manner and to make a positive contribution toward climate change mitigation. That is why we are enabling companies to lease their IT assets in a carbon-neutral way through carbonZER0. This involves fully offsetting the CO₂ emissions generated during the production, transportation, use and end-of-life phase of leased IT assets. Payments for offsetting CO₂ are made via direct investments in certified and internationally recognized climate change mitigation projects – requiring no additional time or effort from customers.



An end-to-end approach to lifecycles makes it possible to rethink traditional business models and procurement processes in terms of sustainability.


Our certified eraSURE data erasure prepares equipment for reuse by returning it to its original state.


By refurbishing used equipment, we are making a demonstrable contribution to conserving natural resources.


Our extensive remarketing experience enables us to increase the life of technology equipment and prepare it for sustainable reuse.


Our strong local ties play a key role in CHG-MERIDIAN’s success. And we share this success with people, initiatives, projects, and associations that are close to home in the form of charitable donations and sponsorship activities that open up new horizons.


The CARE (CHG-MERIDIAN ATTENDS TO ITS REGIONAL ENVIRONMENT) initiative has enabled us to create a platform on which our employees can help to shape the details of our corporate citizenship. They contribute specific suggestions connected with their region and put them into practice as a team. For its part, the company contributes grants and resources. In this way, we share the success of our company with disadvantaged people.

"Corporate social responsibility is firmly established in our corporate culture. Our CARE initiative ensures that our employees’ good ideas and community work have the intended impact."
Dr. Mathias Wagner, Chairman of the Board of Management of CHG-MERIDIAN


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Sustainable business

Circular Economy makes sustainability commercially viable

Buy, use, throw away – today’s consumer behavior wastes huge amounts of resources and damages the environment. This is particularly true for IT equipment, where devices are replaced that are still working fine but are no longer state-of the-art.

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