Avnet Integrated Resources’ ROUND2 INC. Donates to The Nature Conservancy in Observance of Earth Day Initiative
Donation Will Help Organization Plant Hundreds of Trees in Brazilian Rainforest
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ROUND2 INC., an Avnet (AVT) (NYSE:AVT) company within Avnet Integrated Resources and leading eRecycling service provider, announced today that it will be donating $1,480 in observance of their Earth Day initiative that ran throughout the month of April. ROUND2 pledged to donate a tree for every 5,000 pounds of electronics processed in the month of April. With the assistance of employees and several sponsored corporate electronics recycling events in April, ROUND2 was able to accumulate and process 7.4 million pounds of electronics. The Plant a Billion Trees campaign, started by The Nature Conservancy, was established to help rebuild the Atlantic Forest on the coast of Brazil. For every dollar donated, one tree will be planted and will directly help The Nature Conservancys work in the region.
The Atlantic Forest is one of the biggest and considered one of the worlds most endangered tropical forests, said Randy Weiss, ROUND2s president. We are excited about the opportunity to work with The Nature Conservancy regarding their reforestation efforts in Brazil, especially since we have a presence there.
Avnet Integrated Resources has several international facilities, including one in Sorocaba, Sað Paulo, in southeastern Brazil. The facility in Sorocaba supports the Brazilian electronics market with refurbishment and repair services for a broad variety of technology products, including cell phones, TVs and computers.
About ROUND2 INC.
ROUND2 INC. , an Avnet company, part of Avnet Integrated Resources, is a leading eRecycling service provider offering a wide range of integrated asset disposition and technology recovery solutions. ROUND2s revenue-based recycling services allow clients to better manage their end-of-life asset retirement process, technology rotation and data security requirements, while maximizing economic returns. ROUND2 is an R2 Certified, ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, and OHSAS 18001: 2007 registered company.
About Avnet Integrated Resources
Avnet Integrated Resources, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), provides total solutions for the aftermarket needs of electronics OEMs, service providers and corporations. Capabilities include technical field services, board-level repair, refurbishment, IT asset disposition (ITAD), remarketing and R2 certified recycling.
Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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Source: Avnet Integrated ResourcesCopyright Business Wire 2012