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South East recycles IT equipment to local disability charities and international organisations across the globe

29 November 2022

South East region have donated laptops, printers and PC’s to charitable organisations operating in: Liberia, Ghana, Malawi, Guinea and Ashford in Kent.

In total, South East's donation has saved 302,000 Kilograms of C02 being released into the atmosphere, the equivalent of taking 148 cars off the road or planting 14,380 trees.

We aim to be net zero across all operations in the company by 2040 and net zero homes in use by 2030.

South East has also donated 842 pieces of IT equipment to local charities in Kent as well as organisations operating in developing countries across the globe.

By working with Computer Aid, we have recycled over 700 PC’s and 30 laptops with recipients ranging from universities, hospitals and charities spanning across Liberia, Ghana, Malawi and Guinea. As well as helping people all over the world, equipment is also being directed to “Include us 2”, a local charity based in Kent which helps children with disabilities. 

Computer Aid were founded in 1997 have since brought access to technology for over 14.5 million people worldwide. It is estimated the donation has saved 302,000 Kilograms of CO2 emission, the equivalent of taking 147 cars off the road for 12 months or planting 14,381 new trees.

Darren Taylor, Computer Aid’s IT donation manager, said: 

“Computer Aid would like to say a massive thank you to Persimmon Homes for the equipment they donated. The equipment will help change lives and reduce Persimmons carbon footprint”

Martin Crick, South East Managing Director added:

“We’re proud to be supporting these vital organisations locally and internationally while also reducing our carbon footprint.  Day by day our focus is on the future, ensuring we’re making a positive contribution and delivering on our net zero targets.”

The donation forms part of Persimmon’s wider ambitions to achieve Net Zero and enhance its sustainability. Persimmon is committed to being net zero for all homes in use by 2030 and net zero across all its operations by 2040, a decade ahead of the Government’s Net Zero target for the whole of the UK.

Fran Leedham, Sustainability Director, commented: 

“As a business we are continuously looking at ways to reduce our carbon footprint and play our part in protecting the environment as we look to become a net zero across by 2040.”

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