ABES campaign supports socio-digital inclusion projects through reverse logistics of electrical and electronic equipment; and reaches the mark of 180 tons of recycled equipment, contributing to 9 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Global Compact

A "Mobilization for the Reduction of Inequality“, conducted by ABES – Associação Brasileira de Empresas de Software surpassed the mark of 180 tons of equipment destined for reverse logistics, totaling 16 projects attended and more than 2,600 people impacted. The initiative, which is carried out in partnership with ReUrbi and the Third Sector Observatory and with the support of Weber Shandwick, has as its target audience all companies in the national territory, ABES members or not, that have ICT equipment to dispose of and that have interest in participating in this movement with a positive impact on the environment, always complying with ESG (Environment, Social and Governance) practices.

“Since it was launched in 2021, the Mobilization for the Reduction of Inequality has avoided the impact of more than 342 tons of greenhouse gases and 2,132 kg of toxic metals on the environment through the proper recycling of more than 180 tons of equipment obsolete ICT technologies, contributing to 8 of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the UN Global Compact, of which ABES is a signatory. With the resources obtained from recycling, 2,667 people were impacted per year through social projects”, says Rodolfo Fücher, president of the ABES board and creator of the campaign.

ABES ensures, in a free, simple and easy way, that companies, regardless of their size, can adhere to the best socio-environmental governance practices, aligned with the UN Global Compact. ReUrbi, in turn, guarantees companies that dispose of their IT and Telecom equipment the reverse logistics process in accordance with the Environmental Legislation and the correct destination of products in disuse, avoiding impact on the environment and generating IT equipment for projects social and socio-digital skills with the support of ReUrbi Institute for Sociodigital Inclusion.

In all, there are already more than 130 Social Projects attended throughout Brazil. “The companies participating in the action have the benefit of exemption from the costs of logistics and certification of disposals, receive legal documentation in accordance with Environmental Legislation and a Socio-Environmental Impact Report (RIA) with information on environmental, economic and social impact for use in its Sustainability and Social Responsibility Reports. Upon receiving the economic results of the disposals, they can indicate social projects that will receive the return of the resources generated”, explains Ronaldo Stabile, CEO of ReUrbi.

Companies that have electronic IT equipment that want to contribute to the environment and invest in social projects, should follow the instructions on the website ReciTech. Entities that have a social project aligned with the purpose of the campaign can sign up to receive it by contacting the Third Sector Observatory by email and Instituto ReUrbi by email,br .

About ABES

ABES (Brazilian Association of Software Companies) aims to contribute to the construction of a more digital and less unequal Brazil, in which information technology plays a fundamental role in the democratization of knowledge and the creation of new opportunities for all. In this sense, it aims to ensure a business environment conducive to innovation, ethical, dynamic, sustainable and globally competitive, always in line with its mission to connect, guide, protect and develop the Brazilian information technology market.

Currently, ABES represents around 2 thousand companies, which total approximately 85% of the billing of the software and services sector in Brazil, distributed in 24 States and the Federal District, responsible for the generation of more than 232 thousand direct jobs and an annual billing of the order of R$ 92 billion in 2022.

Access the ABES Portal or speak to the Relationship Center: +55 (11) 2161-2833.

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