About the business
Cistor’s unique position in the market, (as Cisco’s largest European Circular Economy partner), means that they independently review technology solutions. They offer service solutions that extend the life of your current assets and include remanufactured solutions alongside new. This blended solution keeps IT equipment in use for longer, which benefits clients’ operational costs and our planet. Alongside this, the team decommission outgoing technology aligned to circular economy principles.
Why they got involved with Go4Growth
Cistor had worked with some public sector organisations in the past, most notably NHS hospitals, a local council and a couple of universities. With many local councils declaring a Climate and Ecological Emergency, Cistor wanted to change the narrative on waste. IT waste hasn’t really been on the radar for many, yet IT waste should be reframed as IT resource- there’s a huge amount of plastic and rare earth minerals in IT equipment that is just too good to waste. Cistor's remanufactured IT solution provides costs savings and planetary savings. Their challenge was reaching out to those in public procurement - so using the Go4Growth tools helped to spread their message that remanufactured is safe, legitimate and cheaper.