Sky joins industry leaders to boost the environmental performance of electronic products

Sky is teaming up with 50 leading organisations from across the UK to work together to reduce the environmental impact of electrical products to benefit both consumers and industry.

The Electrical and Electronic Sustainability Action Plan (esap) will be led by WRAP, the circular economy and resource efficiency experts, on behalf of the UK government.

It will enable a new level of collaboration amongst organisation that design, manufacture, sell, repair, re-use and recycle electronic products, across the whole product life-cycle.

Sky alongside its fellow signatories will be focusing on implementing new business models such as take-back and resale and gaining greater value from reuse and recycling. These actions could significantly boost the UK economy as well as help future proof global resources.

The esap signatories will be unveiled today at WRAP’s Resources Limited conference in London, attended by Sky and other signatories including Microsoft, Panasonic, Sainsbury’s and Oxfam.

Fiona Ball, Head of Responsible Business, Sky, commented:“At Sky, we’re always looking at ways to make our products better and more sustainable year on year. Our new partnership with WRAP will help us to drive even greater resource efficiencies across the whole product life cycle, with a particular focus on the reuse and recycling of our products. We look forward to collaborating both with WRAP and our fellow signatories.”

Dr Liz Goodwin, CEO, WRAP, commented:“I am delighted with the take up of esap from the electricals industry, which has the potential to revolutionise how we design, manufacture, sell, repair, re-use, and recycle electrical and electronic products. By making better use of resources, businesses can better safeguard their future through creating new opportunities for economic and environmental benefits, whilst saving consumers money.”

Signing up to esap is part of Sky’s ongoing commitment to produce better, more sustainable products year on year. Sky’s approach is built on the passion of people right across the business for using their skills and expertise to deliver a better experience for its customers in a sustainable way.

For more on Sky’s approach to sustainable products, watch the recently launched video, head to sky.com/biggerpicture or follow @skybiggerpic on twitter.