CompatABILITY – Supporting the
world in which we work

Our business is about technology but we recognise the responsibilities that we have to the wider environment in which we carry out our work. Our CompatABILITY programme is a corporate priority which supports our activity in the areas of environmental responsibility, business ethics and social involvement.

Equipment waste disposal policy

Compatibility Ltd has a structured approach to the recycling and waste handling of the range of hardware and electronic equipment that is brought back to the offices. The policy includes a number of in-house recycling activities blended with a close partnership with individual Councils who manage the disposal of the base industrial waste. Items include:

  • Transportation - using technology to cut down travel wherever possible
  • Stationery & office supplies – implementing our core policy of Reduce, Reuse and Recycle
  • Supply source - sourcing supplies from environmentally friendly countries and avoiding the world’s worst polluters
  • Old and broken equipment – where practical, stripping down all hardware and electrical equipment including PCs and servers, monitors and printers to the main components which incorporate soft plastics, glass and other recyclable materials, and sorting them into individual recycling bins.
  • Office and packaging waste – breaking down all waste and recycling wherever possible, using a mixture of private and council schemes.
  • Security – wiping of all data on old disk drives to the highest industry standards. All drives are subsequently put conclusively beyond mechanical use.

Business ethics

Our business works on the basis of respect for everyone with whom we have a business relationship. It follows three fundamentals:

  • Common sense – be guided by experience and the core values of what is right and proper
  • Acceptability – consider whether a decision is one that will be acceptable to all of those involved in it. If you are uncomfortable with it in any way, don’t do it
  • Corporate values – make sure that our actions comply with the way in which we want to run our business

Social involvement

We encourage all of our team to “get involved” with their local community and provide sufficient flexibility within our workplace to support a wide range of activity. Our teams are currently involved with:

  • Business networking groups – West Kent, Hastings, Lewes Chambers of Commerce, the Institute of Directors, Kent Executive Club
  • Sports and social organisations
    St Leonards Cinque Ports RFC.
  • Charities – World in Need, Build Africa, Kenward Trust, Samaritans



We’re there for people when they need us, which could be any time of day or night. People talk to us for as long as they like, as many times as they like. Visit to find out more or to become a volunteer.

Kenward Trust

Kenward Trust

Every year our specialist teams provide care and support to an average of 200 men and women affected by drug and alcohol dependence. Our work is critical in helping individuals to transform their life away from substance misuse. Visit to find out more.

St Leonards Cinque Ports RFC

St Leonards Cinque Ports RFC

The St Leonards Cinque Ports Rugby Club was formed in 2001 and are Sussex RFU affiliated. We’re always keen to talk to enthusiastic rugby players. Visit to find out more.

Build Africa

Build Africa

Build Africa is an African education charity. We believe in the power of education to help end poverty. We work to give children the education they need and fight the inequalities that stand in their way.

We partner with remote and rural communities where children are leaving school without vital basic skills. For over 20 years we have ensured vulnerable children in Africa get the right infrastructure, teaching and family support so they can get the most from their time at school and go on to lead productive, healthy and happy lives.

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