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Brother: IT leads set to prioritise sustainability

Sustainability will be a core priority for IT leads over the next two years, according to research from Brother UK. 

83% of respondents said that operating more sustainably is a key part of their plans. Just over half (51%) currently recycle waste, only 43% use refurbish or recycle hardware, and less a third (32%) choose tech and IT solutions that are energy-efficient. 

A quarter of IT leads said they felt guilty they couldn’t prioritise more resource on making their operations more environmentally-friendly.

Almost two thirds (64%) of the respondents felt that they are not accountable to support the businesses they work for in operating more sustainably. Yet, the majority (92%), of the IT professionals surveyed said their businesses are working towards ESG targets, such as the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. 

A large proportion of the respondents also said that delivering new cost efficiencies (87%), enhancing security (87%) and building resilience (84%) were key priorities alongside boosting sustainability.