Global IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) Certifications
Electronic technology development is heading in new directions releasing newer devices and operating systems. Because of these innovations we are witnessing data bearing devices such as smartphones, computers and personal tablets having shorter lifecycles. It should come as no surprise that businesses, and consumers alike, are continually upgrading to the latest technology. When the time comes to replace and dispose retired IT assets, it is important to understand how an IT asset disposition (ITAD) vendor can help prevent the potentially devastating consequences of a data breach.
Implementing an ITAD program is an important initiative, but you’re probably asking yourself “what certifications are out there as guidance?” Thankfully there are global compliance program standards and accrediting bodies such as the Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) that is the housing-body for the R2 standard, the Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance (ADISA) that offers the leading accreditation for the ITAD industry, and the International Organization Standardization (ISO) who provides numerous International Standards that certify a vendor’s quality of services.
A vendor’s certifications demonstrate dedication that retired equipment will be processed in a manner that is based on environmental standards, employee protection, safe management of materials and the fulfillment of security measures.
There are many standards and accreditations around the world, yet here are notable certifications that are dedicated to environmental protection, worker safety, and security procedures.
These global certifications that exist are just the minimum requirements expected from ITAD vendors. Still, the best means to validate processes is to conduct a site visit to observe firsthand all security measures in place.
A full list of Sims Recycling Solutions’ certifications and standards is posted on the global website.