PonyUp prides itself on working with the best in the industry and partnering with people and businesses who share our environmental and social values.
OUR OPERATIONS & RE-SALE PARTNERs:
MRI E-cycle solutions, an Australian company with 20 years' experience in recycling and e-waste solutions. MRI are ISO 14001, AS/NZS 5377 and EPA accredited. Their EPA licensed processes achieve up to 98% diversion from landfill. MRI E-cycle solutions have office locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Canberra.
Their computer and television recycling program DropZone by MRI is a Commonwealth Government-approved Co-regulatory Arrangement under the National Television and Computer recycling scheme. Assets with potential for reuse are refurbished and on-sold and components from items with no value are recycled, meeting and exceeding all national recycling standards.
At PonyUp for Good, we place a heavy focus on your privacy and data security. Our ‘full service’ process, ensures any data on disposed computer assets is irreversibly destroyed.
MRI E-cycle solutions, are a Blancco Partners and exclusively use the Blancco data erasure solution, which is the gold standard in data deletion and meets Department of Defence standards.
Blancco has been tested, certified, approved or recommended by 18 national and international governing bodies. No other security firm can boast this level of compliance with the most rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.
Blancco data erasure software erases to 22 different standards
Blancco’s mobile diagnostics solution includes 52 automated tests to find errors on all Android and iOS mobile devices
Any equipment that does does not successfully undertake the Blancco wiping process will be recycled. Assets with no refurbishment potential will also be physically destroyed and recycled ensuring no data is able to be retrieved from them.
OUR RECYCLING & ENVIRONMENTAL DISPOSAL PARTNER
DropZone by MRI is a Commonwealth Government-approved Co-regulatory Arrangement under the National Television and Computer recycling scheme (NTCRS). Assets donated to PonyUp with no potential for reuse will be passed to the DropZone program, stripped down domestically, separating all components ready for recycling. Components are then shipped to reputable and regularly audited offshore partners for resource reuse.
Geelong chamber of commerce
The Geelong Chamber of Commerce is one of Australia’s leading regional business bodies – boasting around 900 members and with a rich, long and successful history of advocating on behalf of Geelong business. They are unashamedly ‘pro business’ with the interests of Geelong businesses the driving force behind their efforts to ensure a healthy economy for industries and businesses – big and small – operating in the Geelong region. Their role is also to support, educate and facilitate a healthy, vibrant business community.
G21 - Geelong Region Alliance
PonyUp for Good are proud members of the G21 - Geelong Region Alliance. G21 is the formal alliance of government, business and community organisations working together to improve the lives of people within the Geelong region across five municipalities – Colac Otway, Golden Plains, Greater Geelong, Queenscliffe and Surf Coast. G21 supports the delivery of projects, which benefit the region across municipal boundaries and is a platform for the region to speak with one voice to all levels of government.
GROW - G21 Region Opportunities for Work
PonyUp for Good is a proud member of GROW. GROW is a collective impact initiative, with business, government, community organisations and individuals working together to address disadvantage in areas of high unemployment (including Colac, Norlane/Corio and Whittington). It is a unique regional strategy which focuses on one of the key features of place-based disadvantage – joblessness.
GROW is about creating new jobs, by asking organisations to choose to buy goods and services, which contribute economically and socially to the local community (social procurement) and by injecting capital into businesses and not-for-profit enterprises in target communities (impact investment).
TAKE2 - SUSTAINABILITY VICTORIA
PonyUp for Good is a proud member of TAKE2, the Victorian Government’s collective climate change action initiative. It supports Victorian individuals, business, government, educational and community organisations to take meaningful action to reduce climate change. In June 2016, the State Government committed to fight climate change, setting an ambitious target for Victoria to reach net zero emissions by 2050. This target has been enshrined in legislation. The State Government will reduce emissions from the operations of government departments by 30 per cent below 2015 levels by 2020.
TAKE2 is also encouraging and supporting all Victorian individuals and organisations to voluntarily commit to tackling climate change. The goal is to help keep the temperature rise under two degrees.