In a landmark collaboration, Rentwise, a leading remanufacturer of IT equipment, and Arvato Systems, a global IT services company, unite to support The Lost Food Project. This partnership marks a significant stride in using repurposed technology to fuel social change, tackling food waste and hunger.

In a notable effort blending corporate responsibility with technological innovation, Rentwise and Arvato Systems have embarked on a mission to empower The Lost Food Project, a non-profit organization dedicated to fighting food waste and hunger. This synergy has led to the donation of over RM21,000 worth of remanufactured laptops and desktop computers. These devices, rejuvenated to contemporary standards, are set to revolutionize the operational capabilities of the NGO, enhancing their efficiency in redistributing surplus food to the needy.

The Lost Food Project, known for its dedication to sustainability and community support, stands to gain immensely from this strategic alliance. The initiative provides the NGO with advanced tools in connectivity and communication, courtesy of Arvato Systems’ retired laptops, which have been expertly remanufactured by Rentwise. This technological uplift is crucial in their ongoing battle against food scarcity and waste.

This collaborative effort underscores the commitment of Rentwise and Arvato Systems to sustainable business practices and social responsibility. By repurposing and donating IT equipment, the partnership not only sequesters an estimated 10 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere but also demonstrates the influential role of technology in societal betterment. The gesture is a shining example of how collaborative efforts between corporations and non-profit organizations can instigate significant social change, addressing key community challenges. Rentwise and Arvato Systems continue to be dedicated to building partnerships that yield lasting, positive effects on society.

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The halls of Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Tun Tan Cheng Lock are buzzing with excitement as Rentwise, a certified remanufacturer, and Sunway Medical have ushered in a digital revolution for its students. Through the Digital Learning Empowerment Programme (DLEP), these organizations have become the catalysts for change, providing invaluable resources to shape the dreams of young minds.

20 sets of desktop computers, remanufactured by Rentwise, now stand proudly in the school’s classrooms, breathing life into the aspirations of students eager to explore the world of knowledge online. Sunway Medical’s generous contribution adds a touch of compassion to this tech-savvy narrative, emphasizing the community’s collective commitment to nurturing the potential within each child.

The absence of a formal CSR ceremony doesn’t diminish the impact of this transformative gift. It’s about the stories that unfold within these walls—the students who now have the tools to unlock their potential and dream big. Rentwise and Sunway Medical understand that education is not just about imparting knowledge but about empowering dreams.

“We are proud to contribute to the Digital Learning Empowerment Programme, supporting the education of students at this school,” said Brian, a CSR committee member at Rentwise. “Our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility is evident in initiatives like these, where technology becomes a tool for empowerment.”

Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Tun Tan Cheng Lock extends its heartfelt thanks to Rentwise and Sunway Medical for their dedication to shaping a future where every student’s dream can become a reality.

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In a heartwarming gesture of community support, Rentwise, a certified remanufacturer, and Sunway Medical a leading healthcare institution dedicated to providing world-class medical services, have diligently transformed the learning landscape at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Subang. As part of Rentwise’s Digital Learning Empowerment Programme (DLEP), these organizations have joined forces to make education more accessible for students.

Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Subang received a generous donation of newly remanufactured desktop computers from Rentwise, made possible by the contributions from Sunway Medical. The eco-friendly computers represent a new world of possibilities for the students, opening doors to digital resources and interactive learning experiences.

Teachers at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Subang express their gratitude for this innovative approach to education. The computers are not just tools; they are windows to a world of possibilities, enriching the teaching and learning experience. Rentwise and Sunway Medical’s commitment to fostering a love for learning is truly making a difference in the lives of students and educators alike.

This collaboration goes beyond corporate social responsibility—it reflects a shared belief in the power of education to break barriers and create a brighter future.  
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Wooden plaque by The Green Factory explaining the DLEP collaboration between Rentwise and Prudential Assurance Malaysia Behad (PAMB)

In a remarkable initiative to bridge the digital divide and enhance learning opportunities, Rentwise, a certified remanufacturer, has joined forces with Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad (PAMB) to donate desktop computers to Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Unjur a special needs school in Klang. This philanthropic endeavor is part of the Digital Learning Empowerment Programme (DLEP), demonstrating the commitment of both companies to make a positive impact on education and empower students through technology.

The collaboration between Rentwise and PAMB under the DLEP aims to provide students at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Unjur with access to modern computing resources, fostering a conducive environment for digital learning. The donated computers, meticulously remanufactured by Rentwise, meet high-quality standards and have been thoughtfully selected to cater to the unique needs of the students at the special needs school.

“We are thrilled to be part of the Digital Learning Empowerment Programme and contribute to the education and development of students at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Unjur,” said Nisha, a CSR committee member at Rentwise. “Our commitment to sustainability and social responsibility is reflected in initiatives like these, where technology becomes a tool for empowerment.”

The collaboration between Rentwise and PAMB is a testament to the power of corporate social responsibility in driving positive change. The donated computers will undoubtedly play a pivotal role in enhancing the educational experience for the students at Sekolah Menengah Kebangsaan Batu Unjur, opening up new possibilities and opportunities for their future.

Rentwise, a certified remanufacturer, has partnered with Sunway Education Group to donate 20 sets of desktop computers to Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Mun Yee, as part of its Digital Learning Empowerment Programme (DLEP). The collaboration underscores the commitment of both companies to narrowing the digital divide and enhancing educational opportunities through technology.

The remanufactured desktop computers, donated by Sunway Education and remanufactured by Rentwise, are designed to meet the specific needs of students at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Mun Yee. The seamless integration of these computers into the school’s infrastructure reflects a dedication to simplicity and efficiency, with the objective of maximizing the impact of the donation.

Sunway Education, a key partner in this initiative, is known for its dedication to corporate social responsibility and community welfare. Mr Loo Ooi Meng, Senior Manager of IT Services at Sunway Education Group, highlighted the importance of supporting educational institutions, especially those catering to special needs students. “Education is the cornerstone of a thriving society, and by supporting Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Mun Yee, we aim to empower students with the tools they need to succeed in an increasingly digital world,” he remarked.

The official gracing ceremony saw representatives from Rentwise and Sunway Education at the school’s ICT lab together with Mr Ang Chin Tat (School Board Director), Mrs Ng Mooi Hong (Headmistress), and students. This donation aligns with Rentwise and Sunway Education’s vision of creating a positive impact on society and fostering an environment where everyone has equal access to educational resources.

This collaboration between Rentwise and Sunway Education exemplifies the power of corporate social responsibility in driving positive change. The donated computers will play a pivotal role in elevating the educational experience for students at Sekolah Jenis Kebangsaan (C) Mun Yee, opening new horizons for their future. Rentwise and Sunway Education for their dedication to shaping a future where every student’s dream can become a reality.

Two decades later and counting, Rentwise is still the first and only IT equipment remanufacturer endorsed by Malaysia’s Ministry of International Trade & Industry. There’s just something about Rentwise that have kept us going all these years. Find out more from Leanne Ooi, CEO of Rentwise on how we have led the way with sustainable computing.

The use of circular products empowers people with a personalized relationship that brings them closer to the climate action experience by virtue of using a climate-friendly device daily.

Realising the crucial role circularity plays in sustainability, Leanne Ooi, CEO of Rentwise, shares more about how we can increase adoption of circular IT products in the form of remanufactured computers.

Not only is the use of remanufactured computers represents the most logical and easiest way to rapidly reduce carbon emissions, the adoption of circularity in IT is a creative and cost effective way to generate ROI. As IT is at the core of every businesses, enabling sustainability should naturally begin with it.

It’s truly an honour and privilege to be working with Sumitomo Corporation Asia & Oceania Pte Ltd, Kuala Lumpur Branch (SCAOKL) & Sumitomo Corporation Malaysia Sdn Bhd (SCMY) in a joint CSR programme to donate 10 units of remanufactured desktops to SMK Taman Klang Utama (PPKI – Program Pendidikan Khas Integrasi / Special Needs Education Integration)’s special needs division on the 28 July 2022.

Rentwise is proud to be working with Sunway Medical Centre in our first ever project that saw the donation of 100 remanufactured computers to 5 public schools in Malaysia. Each school received 20 computers that have undergone the strict 16-step remanufacturing process that Rentwise is uniquely associated with. To celebrate this joyous occasion, a computer lab opening ceremony was held at SK La Salle PJ on the 26 August 2022; one of the 5 schools chosen by Sunway Medical Centre to receive the computers.

Featuring remanufactured computers

Rentwise is proud to be appointed as the official IT partner of #MyDigitalMaker Fair 2022 Central Region Chapter organized by Aerocentric Events. The event was held at Quill City Mall, KL from 10 – 13 Nov 2022 at 10 AM – 5 PM. As the official IT partner, the event was powered by Rentwise’s 20 refurbished laptops and 4 refurbished desktops used for a variety of purposes such as registration and other administrative tasks.

The #MyDigitalMaker Fair 2022 event was attended by more than 2,000 participants from all over Malaysia including virtual visitors who participated in the various online workshops that were conducted. Rentwise has taken this opportunity to also feature Malaysia’s first and only remanufactured desktops and laptops at the exhibitor’s area on Level 6, as part of Rentwise’s advocacy for sustainable computing to uphold the virtues of circular economy.

Engaging the crowd on circular economy

The key objective of this family-friendly fair is to launch a movement that will encourage a shift from being consumers of the digital economy to becoming creators amongst the younger generation. The success of this digital maker movement is made possible through a blend of various hands-on experiential learning and workshops designed for students, educators and families.

Recognising the importance of having exposure to digital learning skills among the younger generation, Rentwise hopes to help raise awareness on the responsible use of circular IT products as a means to reduce one’s carbon footprint. The latest and the greatest in tech is often not necessary when it comes to their use in education. As such, the democratized use of repurposed computers in the form of either refurbished or remanufactured desktops and laptops represents a potent solution that is instrumental to fighting climate change.

Finding out about Rentwise’s circular IT solution at MyDigitalMaker Fair 2022

Rentwise hopes that the #MyDigitalMaker Fair serves as a conducive platform for young people to become more passionate about the digital economy as creators rather than users, in hopes of fostering the development of new tools, ideas and content. More importantly, one should be mindful of the need to achieve excellence in the field of information and communications technology via the use of remanufactured computer devices for a sustainable future.

Recognising education as a fundamental human right and the importance of digital learning capabilities, Rentwise constantly seeks to establish collaborative partnerships with corporate organisations who are looking at responsible ways to dispose of their IT equipment when they retire old computers. Please do get in touch with us to discover a whole new way of saving the environment and empowering our future leaders at the same time, all by just a single simple act of kindness.