More companies strive to reduce their carbon footprint and create environmental ESG goals. However, some are accused of making exaggerated or false claims about environmental promises or greenwashing. Some in the industry are becoming more critical of these environmental claims, and one way to ensure your business follows through with environmental ESG goals is proper IT asset disposition.
IT asset disposition is typically an afterthought until IT hardware piles up and takes up storage space. Many companies are uncertain exactly how to dispose of old IT assets. Many lean toward landfills because it seems to be the easiest route, but electronics that sit in landfills too long can pollute the environment and cause fatal health issues in surrounding residents when they are exposed.
Another common method is incineration, but burning electronics also pollutes the environment by releasing toxic fumes into the air for surrounding residents to breathe in. Some businesses even leave retired IT assets out on the curb to be taken with municipal waste.
Proper IT asset disposal is becoming more critical in this digital age, and step one is finding a reliable ITAD provider like HOBI to take care of all end-of-use needs such as data security and erasure, reverse logistics, mobility managed services, data center services, and environmental services.
As part of the new generation of ITAD, value-added IT asset disposition (vITAD) services like ESG reporting provide more accountability and transparency to clients and help organizations maintain environmental, social, and governance policies and criteria.
ITAD enterprises collect retired IT assets and ensure they are disposed of properly via electronics recycling. Partnering with a vITAD service provider like HOBI can help a business achieve environmental goals and avoid ‘greenwashing’ criticism by responsibly disposing of used and retired IT assets.
HOBI is an R2v3, RIOS, and ISO-14001 certified IT asset management and disposition enterprise with more than 30 years of experience in the industry. We focus on maximizing economic return and mitigating environmental liabilities at every step of the disposition process. In addition to our other certifications, HOBI is a WBE-certified minority-owned business, and can also help companies achieve governance ESG goals by partnering with a woman-owned business.
For more information about our vITAD services, call 817-814-2620 or contact HOBI at firstname.lastname@example.org.