Ellucian invests in environmental sustainability
Ellucian recycles and donates IT equipment around the world to reduce our impact on the environment.
Ellucian is committed to reducing our footprint on the environment and increasing the efficiency of our services and operations. We acknowledge the impact our facilities, travel, data centers, and suppliers have on the environment and are taking actionable steps to reduce any adverse effects.
Reducing waste by recycling and donating our IT equipment is critical to our efforts. In the U.S., we partner with Human-I-T to ensure waste does not end up in landfills. Human-I-T is a nonprofit and social enterprise that creates equitable access to technology by providing devices, internet access, digital skills training, and tech support for communities. They empower businesses and organizations to do good by diverting waste from landfills to protect our planet.
Our partnership with Human-I-T has a positive impact on the environment and our communities. Our donation on September 9, 2021, provided access to computers, free/low-cost internet, and digital literacy training for people in need. The donation diverted 545 pounds of e-waste out of landfills and helped us receive a tax deduction for one pallet. This was only one of the many donations that occurred throughout the year.
In our Latin America and Caribbean offices, IT equipment is recycled by CADESE, Centro de Acopio de Desechos Electronicos SAS de CV. In our European offices, most of our equipment is donated to local schools. We donated laptops, docking stations, and monitors to a local school in Amsterdam in 2019.