Besides just having a great product for a very good price, Approved Selection has also another, maybe the biggest, advantage comparing it to new: Responsibility. Every minute of every hour of every day, year in, year out vendors research, develop and produce new hardware. Even though their previous product is just as good. They need resources from the earth and produce an incredible amount of waste during the process of making new hardware. We believe in sustainability of hardware and the environment. We do this by minimising the amount of waste from our assets, and using less resources in terms of producing and packing our Approved Selection hardware. This way you not only contribute to your own wallet, but also to the world around us.
We buy most of the Approved Selection hardware right at the source: the user. Companies that have purchased new hardware can easily choose to trade-in their, now used, hardware and get money, or a discount on purchasing replacement equipment. We refurbish this hardware so it can be used again by someone else. In this process, we completely check each and every device and repair or replace dysfunctional and broken parts. Working parts from a device that’s not working properly are used in other machines. This way, we reduce a lot of electronic waste and give as much hardware as possible a second life.
We make sure to use as little new materials as possible. By repairing and cleaning as many devices as we can, we make sure they can be reused. The packaging is simple but effective by keeping it as minimalistic as we can. The paint used for the logo on the box for instance, is reduced to one colour and the product protection in the box is simple, but smart. The protective foam that’s being used is far more environmental friendly that plastic, and our boxes are made of recycled cardboard. Our entire process is in house. This means we can process orders quickly whilst creating employment in over 10 European countries at the same time.
We put great effort in reducing the production of new IT-hardware. The more people buy used hardware, the less new hardware needs to be manufactured. New isn’t always better: we're convinced of this. After depreciation, used hardware often is just as functional as new hardware. By using refurbished hardware, you are making use of the hardware’s full potential. Because of our unique warranty of up to 5 years, you are able to use this hardware for a longer amount of time as well. In the end, Approved Selection hardware contributes to your company’s Corporate Social Responsibility goals as well.