Tech company wins national sustainability business award
EGO Technology, a tech company based in Burton-on-Trent, has received a prestigious environmental award for its efforts in giving used electronic devices a second life. The company’s sustainable solution to the pressing environmental problem of e-waste impressed the judging panel which awarded it the Sustainability Award at a renowned small business awards event in the UK.
The small business awards event received numerous entries and showcased exemplary entrepreneurship from all parts of the UK. EGO Technology earned a place in the final after winning a regional event earlier in the year.
Despite the challenges facing small businesses, EGO Technology is committed to green investments. It offers bespoke tracking software to its clients free of charge, providing carbon emissions reporting and accelerating the journey to net zero. It is also a firm believer in the principle that “end of use doesn’t mean end of life,” rejuvenating and reusing surplus technology from corporate clients, making it available to schools and organisations in need of essential internet access at a low cost.
EGO Technology also places strong emphasis on supply chain sustainability and ensures that all partners in the company’s supply chain share the same vision to reuse, protect precious resources, support zero landfill, the circular economy and carbon emissions reduction initiatives.
Beyond business operations, the tech recycling provider engages in community support, providing tech assistance to Ukrainians affected by specific circumstances and organising events to encourage electronic recycling.
Despite the costs of doing business and escalating energy costs, EGO Technology actively supports charitable causes, donating over £10,000 to various charities last year.
Managing director Ian Austin expressed excitement about the recognition and emphasised the company’s commitment to sustainable practices, while the event’s chairman, Martin McTague, commended EGO Technology’s efforts in tackling the e-waste problem and its contribution to cutting carbon emissions. He stressed the importance of supporting small firms in building a greener and cleaner economy to achieve net zero targets.