The Queen's Awards Magazine 2018


business example and voluntary endeavours, both nationally and within the local community Sustainability Our business model allows us to help charities, NGOs and other organisations generate revenue by recycling products otherwise destined for landfill. In this way, the core of our business leaves a positive impact on society. l Certifications l T11 Exemption l Designated collection facility l EA exemptions – S2 l Waste Carrier’s Licence l AATF Licence l ISO 14001 l ISO 9001 l EMAS

processed to working, saleable units l Resalable handsets are booked and logged into the ISM system for valuation l Devices are connected to an automated data wipe programme and restored to factory settings l Bamboo uses a certified data sanitisation solution to offer automated data cleansing of devices Fulfilment Bamboo has a specialist division which is innovative and adaptable to our customers’ requirements. This enables us to provide products configured and ready to supply in any market. Our services: l Handset/product forecasting l Consignment stock l Repairs and refurbishment l Bespoke handset customisation l Handset profiling and device configuration software loading l Accessory provision l Data sanitisation l Repackaging and product literature l Compatibility testing l Product matching l Quality control l International logistics Recycling Our rework operations also allow us to process devices that are usually considered waste, allowing

an increased return for clients and partners based on providing a value for units that are currently treated as scrap. The best form of recycling is re-use, and our processes not only involve maximising salvage units for resale, but also processing parts, accessories and boxes, enabling us to reduce the amount of recycled materials and stress on the environment and landfill locations. Protection of the environment is central to our business strategy. Accordingly, we have developed an Environmental Management System that is compliant to ISO14001 and EMAS, the European Eco-Management and Audit Scheme. Our system has been incorporated into all company operations to ensure that we: l Provide a fully auditable and sustainable solution that enables whole life cycle l Manage electronic equipment through re-use and recycling, helping to combat climate change by reducing our emission of greenhouse gases and eliminating landfill l Manage andminimise environmental risks identified in our processing operations and support service activities performed at client sites l Maintain regulatory compliance records l Measure and report our environmental performance quarterly l Assess the environmental performance of key suppliers and co-operate with suppliers, customers and business partners to achieve higher environmental standards l Encourage sustainable development through

Handsets suitable for repair are processed to working, saleable units.

Testimonial “NatWest is proud to have supported and partnered with Bamboo Distribution Limited since 2011. During this time, we have seen the company, under the very professional stewardship of its directors and management team, grow from strength to strength. We’re pleased to have been able to play a part in making Bamboo’s success possible and we very much look forward to working closely with them as they look to build the next chapter in Bamboo Distribution’s evolution.” - Tony Clowes, Director of Commercial Banking, NatWest. BAMBOO DISTRIBUTION Unit 5, I.O. Centre, Lea Road, Waltham Abbey, Hertfordshire, EN9 1AS • Tel: +44 (0)845 5828880 Fax: +44 (0)845 582 6888

Aprofessionalworkethicanddedicatedmanagementteamhasseenthecompanybecomeanestablishedentityandtrustedpartner inthemarketplace.

Queen’s Awards Magazine 2018


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