Stronger together – Our trade partnerships

At Techbuyer, we are committed to making our IT solutions the best they can be whilst also benefiting the environment around us. As part of this dedication, we spend a lot of time working closely with companies, trade associations, government organisations and academics in order to find solutions for industry wide issues, such as the energy usage of data centres.

Whether it’s finding sustainable solutions for our packaging, carrying out ground-breaking research into server configurations, or promoting the benefits of refurbished equipment, our partnerships have resulted in a number of exciting projects and results.

Advocating for secure data destruction with NAID

Techbuyer is a member of National Association of Information Destruction, a non-profit, international trade association for companies in the secure data destruction industry. It operates as the watchdog for the industry, ensuring best practice in data sanitization worldwide.

Promoting refurbished data centre equipment with Data Centre Alliance

The DCA is a not-for-profit trade association comprising of leaders and experts from across the data centre sector. With over 450 associate and corporate members, The DCA represents the largest independent data centre trade association of its kind. We work closely with the DCA to promote the environmental, cost and performance benefits of refurbished data centre equipment as well as using events to network and strike up other partnerships with like-minded companies.

Promoting refurbished product with WRAP

WRAP's vision is a world in which resources are used sustainably. Between 2010 and 2015 in England alone, WRAP initiatives reduced greenhouse gas emissions by nearly 50 million tonnes (Mt), which is equivalent to the annual carbon dioxide emissions of Portugal. We work with WRAP to promote recycling, reuse and refurbished IT hardware and became members of the Electrical and Electronic Equipment Sustainability Action Plan 2025 (esap 2025) in December 2017.

Fighting for a fair and safe industry with the ASCDI

The Association of Service and Computer Dealers is a not for profit association of companies that buy, sell and service computer, telecom and other technical equipment and solutions. The ASCDI is leading the fight on behalf of honest resellers worldwide on the issues surrounding counterfeit, import restrictions, resale restrictions, software transfer and right to repair just to name a few. Membership is only granted to businesses who can acquire references and prove a track record of providing high quality products and services.

Promoting industry best practices with UNEDA

The United Network Equipment Deal Association is an organisation that is renowned for difficulty of becoming a member. UNEDA is an alliance of more than 300 of the top used network equipment dealers worldwide. These secondary market suppliers work together to promote industry best practices, ensure the highest standards of product quality, and eradicate counterfeit and fraud in the secondary market. As a UNEDA member, Techbuyer works with a community of similar businesses to educate the public about today’s secondary market.

Driving sustainability in the education sector with the EAUC

In 2019, we were honoured to become an EAUC partner. We work with the EAUC to drive sustainability to the heart of universities and colleges. We work with a large number of organisations in the education sector and our business is well aligned with generating real social and environmental change in this sector.