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ITAD Industry Best Practices
Our industry is known as ITAD—or IT Asset Disposition—which is the disposal of obsolete or unwanted technology equipment.
When it comes to disposing of older IT equipment, the two most important concerns are data security and environmental impact. However, not all ITAD companies are created equal. At TechReset, we aim to deliver the greatest possible good for the environment while keeping your confidential information safe. We do this by following ITAD industry policies and best practices.
It’s essential to ensure you’re working with a provider that provides the latest in ITAD policy and certifications. Below are the key features to look for when it comes to environmentally-safe e-waste disposal.
The ITAD industry’s top environmental policies serve to prevent environmental contamination and ensure the proper management of IT equipment at the end of its life. Proper ethical practices in the disposition of e-waste should always include:
- A commitment to zero-landfill initiatives and signed documentation provided as proof of environmentally-safe e-waste disposal
- Audit reports containing catalogued information of all IT units picked up, processed and repurposed
Some of the top environmental certifications to look for are:
ISO 14000 Standards – Environmental Management
The ISO 14000 family of standards focused on environmental responsibilities and providing tools, systems and specific approaches such as audits and life cycle analysis to ensure best practices.
TechReset is ISO 14001:2015 Certified.
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The electronics recycling industry’s leading certification, R2 helps drive quality, transparency and environmental and social responsibility among its certified organizations.
We hold the latest version of R2 – R2:2013 Certified.
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Data security management policies must ensure the safe destruction or cleansing of IT hardware that contains personal or company-owned information. When working with ITAD disposal companies, you should look for:
- An audit report detailing each asset’s status upon pickup
- A Certificate of Data Cleanse or Destruction for all securely disposed of assets
Some of the top data security management certifications to look for are:
Blancco certified data erasure software offers the most certified data erasure available across every IT asset. Certified and approved by 18 governing bodies worldwide, it meets the most rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.
TechReset is a certified Blancco SIlver Partner.
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Ensuring top quality management of a company in turn delivers superb customer service to clients, which just makes great business sense. Working with a company that builds this mentality into the core foundation through tools, processes and continual improvement will result in ideal business relationships.
While quality management is not always easy to discern, there are certifications that can help identify well-managed organizations.
ISO 9000 Standards – Quality Management
This standard set criteria for quality management systems for organizations of any size and industry. Driving strong customer focus and continual improvement, helping to ensure customers get consistent, good quality products and services.
TechReset is ISO 9001:2015 Certified.
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