In a groundbreaking move towards corporate responsibility, Xperien is making waves by redefining sustainability on a global scale. With a fervent commitment that transcends regulatory compliance, the company is poised to become a beacon of change, championing what’s right for people, the planet, privacy, and profit.
This transformative journey not only underscores Xperien’s corporate ethos but also aligns seamlessly with the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), setting a new standard for socially conscious businesses.
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of global objectives established by the United Nations to address various social, economic, and environmental challenges. These goals aim to create a more sustainable and equitable world by 2030, focusing on issues such as poverty, education, gender equality, and environmental conservation.
Xperien CEO Wale Arewa highlights how corporates can emulate their approach to promote sustainability, pointing to different SDGs. “We are actively addressing SDG1 by fostering diverse livelihood opportunities for our 89 employees. By procuring and processing used equipment, we champion the circular economy, creating jobs and tackling poverty head-on.”
In alignment with SDG4, Xperien sent a technician to the USA to acquire skills scarce in Africa. These skills are applied to refurbishing computer equipment, playing a vital role in bridging the digital divide in educational institutions.
Arewa says Xperien’s refurbished computer processing facility, powered by 116 solar panels generating 70Kw/h, demonstrates a commitment to SDG7. “This strategic approach reflects our goal of achieving Net Zero by 2045.”
As signatories to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles, Xperien ensures gender equality in its workforce, with 50% comprising women and 40% representation in top management. This commitment extends to fair remuneration.
“With a 24-year history of job creation, our career development program transforms employees, supporting SDG8 by providing decent work and economic growth opportunities. More importantly, we extend the life of used computers, contributing to SDG10 by reducing inequalities through donations that bridge the digital divide and provide affordable computing,” he explains.
Xperien’s e-waste management aligns with SDGs 11 (Sustainable Cities & Communities) and 12 (Responsible Consumption and Production). Its core business revolves around circularity, preventing e-waste, and aligning with SDGs 14 (Life Below Water) and 15 (Life on Land).
Notably, Xperien aligns with the ethos of SDG17 through its partnership with the UN Global Compact. This collaboration advances societal goals by promoting principles on human rights, labour, environment, and anti-corruption.