With stringent regulation, an increasing replacement rate, and the innovative nature of tech hardware, IT Asset
Disposal (ITAD) is an important element of the IT Manager role. Without effective support in this key area,
businesses face legal-, financial- and reputational risk, as well as added complexity and lost value.
To protect your business from these risks, you need to have an effective process for the disposal of IT assets in place. It must be is compliant with both environmental-, and data security regulations where your business operates.
In the UK, the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations cover a broad range of commercial and consumer electrical and electronic waste. According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) an estimated 2 million tonnes of WEEE is discarded every year, with different categories requiring different disposal processing. The categories cover IT and telecommunications equipment, as well as audio visual equipment, medical devices and monitoring and control equipment.
Data security has become a significant challenge for businesses, as more and more sensitive or personally identifiable data is held by them. GDPR has increased awareness and understanding of this challenge, with businesses required to develop policies and procedures, as well as legal grounds for holding personally identifiable data. End of life assets pose a significant threat to data security, if they are not disposed of in line with regulations with an efficient and effective process.
In addition to the regulatory requirements to manage IT asset disposal effectively, customers, staff and other stakeholders expect increasing transparency over the environmental impact of a business’ activities. Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is playing a greater role in business brand- and reputation management.
Why choose Technical Reality for your IT asset disposal needs?
With the support of our expert team, we make managing tech recycling simple for our clients,
including public sector organisations and large corporates. Providing asset recovery, data
destruction, e-waste recycling and process management services, throughout the chain of custody, we
can work to any scale, nationwide.
Using our secure global tracking and control system we actively manage assets as they go through the disposal process. The system supports compliance, accountability, accuracy, efficiency, and offers detailed reporting for each and every asset we handle. You will be provided with access, enabling you to track the progress of your individual assets, as well as WEEE documentation, and asset and destruction reports with all disposals. The process is ADISA, ISO9001, ISO14001 and ISO27001 accredited.
Whether it’s on-site deinstallation and removal, data erasure or hard drive shredding, or uplift for processing in our fully compliant UK facility, we can support you to keep on top of your end-of use and end-of-life assets and support your corporate social responsibility efforts.
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