Multimessage, an IT company, has recently secured a government tender to repair mobile phones for public sector organizations. This initiative aims to provide NHS staff across the UK with a convenient and efficient mobile phone repair service. Multimessage, a UK-based company, is dedicated to supporting sustainability efforts and reducing carbon emissions within the public sector. By implementing a streamlined repair framework, their service will not only save time and money for the NHS but also contribute to environmental conservation.
“It is our shared responsibility to minimize electronic waste and extend the lifespan of devices through repair or refurbishment. Public sector organizations should consider partnering with Multimessage through the national framework for electronic device repair services. Our solutions enhance sustainability, streamline the fault management process, and reduce capital expenditure associated with replacing faulty devices,” explains Rob Cunnane, Managing Director of Multimessage.
According to the NHS Confederation, funding growth for the NHS has slowed to 1.4% per year from 2010/11 to 2018/19, significantly lower than the historical average of 3.7% per year in real terms since 1948. While there is increasing pressure to allocate more funds to the NHS, Multimessage aims to help the organization save money. The cost of replacing mobile phones can be substantial for public sector organizations like the NHS. Therefore, any cost savings can have a positive impact on critical areas of the NHS’s operations.
A report by Deloitte reveals that smartphones generate 83% of their lifetime emissions in their first year, primarily due to manufacturing processes. With the growing concerns surrounding climate change, the NHS can contribute by prolonging the lifespan of devices, thus reducing emissions and promoting sustainability. This approach ensures that the NHS and its operations are resilient enough to thrive in the long term.
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