TD Synnex is launching a sustainability Ecosystem that will bring UK and Ireland partners together to learn how they can reduce their carbon footprint and develop and deliver solutions and services that will help their customers to move towards their own net zero carbon (NZC) goals.
The programme will bring together partners who have an interest in or solution for sustainability at regular face-to-face workshops. As well as giving them the opportunity to hear from leading IT industry innovators on sustainability, these gatherings will act as knowledge development and networking events for partners that have complementary solutions or services and access to markets.
As part of the initiative, TD Synnex has created a Sustainability Workshop framework, which can be delivered to groups of partners. This is designed to help partners reflect on the key issues around sustainability and how they can take measures to drive down their carbon impact and help customers do the same.
Neil Cornish, ecosystems business manager, UK, TD Synnex, stated: “Sustainability has become a crucial factor for all businesses. Our partner network already includes companies that have specific skills and capabilities in this area, such as MSPs running green data centres, partners offering sustainability analytics and reporting software, and expert consultancies. By bringing these organisations together and adding our own knowledge and services into the mix, we will accelerate understanding and enable new partnerships and solutions.”
The TD Synnex Sustainability Ecosystem will be formally launched at an invitation-only event, with open meetings being scheduled for all interested partners at a later stage. Speakers at the launch event will include Kevin Wragg, director of environment and quality compliance, UK, TD Synnex. In addition, the TD Synnex team was delighted to welcome Christina Shim, global head of product management and strategy for sustainability software, IBM, to the launch round-table.
The TD Synnex Sustainability Workshops can be organised by arrangement with the ecosystems team. Partners that subsequently want to conduct their own full assessment can make use of the NZC consultancy service offered by TD Synnex in partnership with specialist consultancy, Arete Zero Carbon. This assesses a partner’s own emissions (Scope 1 and 2), and that of their supply chain (Scope 3) and provides a plan detailing practical and actionable strategies to help the partner achieve net zero carbon emissions.
TD Synnex’s move towards NZC is already underway in the UK and Ireland. Following a complete assessment of its emissions conducted by Arete, the company is now executing on an action plan to reduce carbon impact. In December 2022, TD Synnex switched its Magna Park warehouse location to green energy and recently moved its Basingstoke offices to a building with improved energy efficiency. This location – in the Maplewood building on Chineham Park – has over 500 solar panels on the roof and 24 electric vehicle charging points. In addition, the refurbishment of the Basingstoke and Bracknell locations has resulted in furniture with a fair market value of close to £200,000 being send for re-use through the Waste to Wonder charity.
TD Synnex already has ecosystems programmes operating successfully in the UK for manufacturing, healthcare and for retail and distribution.