United Rentals offers viable solutions to the environmental requirements and sustainability challenges our customers face on every job. The results of our collaborative relationships with our vendors and suppliers speak for themselves: increased efficiency and lower environmental impacts. How do we do it?
United Rentals does a rigorous analysis and evaluation of supplier equipment to determine cost-effectiveness and projected product life. We seek out and work with suppliers who have sustainability programs, strong safety records and experience meeting the regulatory and contractual requirements of our customers.
Extending the useful working life of our equipment is part of both our sustainability and overall business strategies. Refurbishing prevents equipment from entering the waste stream and allows United Rentals to maximize the performance of its existing fleet. Since 2006, we have worked with our suppliers to refurbish approximately $160 million worth of equipment.
United Rentals works with qualified vendors and leasing companies that are recognized leaders in electronic recycling and disposal. We operate efficiently, knowing that when we do refresh our IT equipment, our old equipment is handled in a responsible manner.
United Rentals has adopted eProcurement to electronically document the purchase of equipment and supplies. Through this process we have eliminated the need to print thousands of invoices and procurement documents for our vendors and suppliers.
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