The way we work at Daisy and how we and others feel about work has changed. This has been driven by the pandemic and has opened minds to how we work and the possibilities technologies can bring: improving inclusivity, the new work patterns that enable opportunity for sustainable infrastructures, and making a difference in our communities, workforce and environment.
Organisations say their board regularly reviews the company’s ESG strategy*
Organisations say their board understands technology’s contribution to ESG agenda*
TECHNOLOGY AND ESG – HELPING MAKE BETTER DECISIONS AND POSITIVE CHANGE
ESG is a structure to assess and recognise an organisation’s operation and therefore how well it is positioned to function. It is about operating in a better way and, working with the supply chain to do the same. ESG can, therefore, be thought of as a way to describe an organisation. It does require accurate information to do so. To operate better requires the right infrastructures both internal and external to the organisation. It is important that this information does not provide a distorted view of the organisation, as it can last.
When we think about improving people’s working lives, our wider environmental and social impacts and how this may be supported through the seven pillars of the circular economy. The role we play as environmental and social stewards, as well as decision makers, has far-reaching impacts. This is impacted by choosing the right partners, the values they truly hold, as well as thinking about who we serve.
Within ESG the role of AI is substantial, with investment firms and others learning about companies based on information that they hold – this is then combined with AI work. This can tell you a lot. It can tell you about how you make decisions to engage with other organisations. This can last like a credit record even if you have operated in good faith.
CIRCULAR ECONOMY – THE SEVEN PILLARS
A great product or service may appear wonderful but have unexpected consequences. We are developing LIAISE™ which addresses these consequences to better inform our customers. The circular economy is more than recycling, it is about how products are used throughout their lifecycle, how they are developed and recognising that there are far-reaching social and environmental implications. Show more...
It is great to have recycled parts, but you want the product to be assembled in good working environments and with the least impactful energy sources (such as renewables).
IT continues to grow, with expanding processing opportunities and infrastructure that enable ever faster communication. These new products create environmental and social impacts throughout their lifecycle.
IOT SOLUTIONS – KNOWING WHAT THEY TELL YOU AND HOW TO USE IT
The largest environmental impacts, and possibly social ones too, are caused by energy. Its extraction, transformation, distribution and use. Using energy well, at every stage is one area where IoT can truly have strong, positive impacts. It is important that the IoT device does not create more damage than the device can help repair. Show more...
Daisy is assembling a new product and service range called, LIAISE™. This, unique to Daisy offering is a set of products and services based upon criteria that meets demonstrable social and environmental goals. These enable a fair means to compare the market. The exact structure is being determined. The criteria is based around the “seven pillars of circularity” as developed by the EU. The scoring will be formed by the experts, then compiled into a radar of action. Show more...
LIAISE has been developed in conjunction with our internal TRAction (Towards Resilient Action) Committee and an external expert group. This external group is comprised of skilled professionals from the public and private sector, NGOs, academics and highly skilled consultants. The members each meet experience and qualification levels.
This service range is developing. LIAISE will enable firms to demonstrate the impact of the product / service offered in relation to the TNFD, TCFD and/or Scope 3 climate emissions. Through this we will be providing a managed service the minimises impacts.
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Hybrid Working – Equalities
The pandemic had a number of impacts, these were largely negative, many terrible. The outcomes of these impacts did result in a substantially increased appreciation of social inequalities. This included the disparities between the importance of peoples work and how much they are paid; as well as the separation between how much more vulnerable some people are, than others.
Recognising this, as well as the heightened impacts on the elderly, disabled and other protected characteristics has meant that. This had and is continuing to have, truly positive impacts on diversity in the workplace. This particularly applying to those working full time. The greater acceptance to work from home has meant that people are now able to spend more time with friends and family, as the need for commuting has gone. Moreover, people who otherwise have been excluded from working full-time, or at all, due to a disability, being a parent or another need to provide care are now able to be readily included as what a ‘reasonable adjustment’ is has changed.
The concept of ‘hybrid working’ has now become an accepted and normal working practice. It does require technology to make it possible. We provide that, as well as showing you how to use it.
The pandemic meant that the acceptance of employees to work for home greatly expanded this has meant that
Another way many organisations have been forced to transform is by new ways of working. Businesses are still adapting to hybrid working.
Companies are also very aware of the social and environmental advantages by offering hybrid working.
‘The average total commute time using rail into London is now around 81 minutes per journey, over 2.5 hours a day’
‘Drivers spend up to 52 minutes per day on the road to work whilst bus commuters must set aside 79 minutes a day’
Our customers have seen a number of their concerns met by partnering with us to take their hybrid working strategies to the next step – from virtual desktop environments, secure homeworker connectivity, endpoint security, end user service desk support and the supply of devices.
61% organisations say that improving the performance of a distributed workforce is a top business priority*.
Whether working from home or returning to the office to work at a desk or to meet and collaborate – many organisations have been able to ensure their staff have secure resilient technology regardless of their location. Our solutions work in tandem with your internal policies and procedures to make sure that your requirements are met.
Discover the technologies and services required to implement a hybrid working strategy.
Working closely with our technology partners, we will continue to develop our solutions to be more environmentally conscious.
Social and Community
Through our Daisy Unites initiative, we are on a journey of bringing people together, and investing and delivering in environmental social and community projects for both ourselves and our customers. It’s important to us that we work with organisations and charities that are close to our hearts and that can help make a difference to future generations, therefore we are proud to present our dedicated partnerships.
Everything we achieve, we achieve with people, and for people. Our customers. Our colleagues. Our suppliers. Our families and neighbours. The communities where we live, work and do business. Our whole, wider, interconnected world. That’s what drives us.
Whether we’re creating dynamic, less resource-hungry systems, helping you reduce travel miles or championing greater energy efficiency, what’s good for the planet tends to be good for your business. We also invest in sustainable projects through our foundation, Daisy Unites.
We’re stronger when we work together. To our customers, we’re more than a supplier, we’re a trusted partner. Meanwhile, thanks to our partnerships with the world’s top technology vendors, we’re able to blend solutions in ways that redefine excellence and sustainability.
*Larato Independent Survey July 2021 on behalf of Daisy
1. 32 Gold, 280 Silver EPEAT®-registered HP Personal Systems products in 19 countries, as of October 2019.
2. Compared to majority of competing in-class OEM ink & laser printer supply recycling programs. Criteria: size, reach, recycled content use, upcycling and eco award/ranking. HP-commissioned Aug 2020 InfoTrends research report. Market share: IDC Q2’20 Hardcopy Peripheral Tracker. Program availability varies. See hp.com/go/recycle and keypointintelligence.com/HPPlanetPartners