Below is a recap of this week’s blog posts including how improper disposal of electronics can lead to chemical fires, expanding diversity with a WBE certified ITAD provider, protecting enterprise data with responsible e-waste disposition, and reducing your digital footprint with data center services.
The Baltimore City Department of Public Works recently allowed a contract to lapse, leaving city residents with no way to dispose of electronic waste responsibly. Department spokeswoman Jennifer Combs said in an email that she thought the contract “expired.” It is unclear what happened, but Combs did not give any details on the reason for the contract’s expiration.
As a value-added ITAD service, ESG reporting provides accountability and transparency for companies seeking to reduce their carbon footprint and achieve social requirements in the workplace. Social ESG criteria focus on issues such as human capital, labor regulations, diversity, DEI, safety, human rights, and community involvement. Partnering with a woman-owned ITAD enterprise can help companies achieve diversity spending, social ESG goals, and a number of other enterprise benefits.
A single enterprise houses exponential amounts of data across every piece of IT equipment in use. The majority of business today is conducted digitally, and many companies use data centers for digital storage, which means enterprise data is more vulnerable to online data theft. One way to prevent data breaches is through responsible IT asset disposition.
Many companies are becoming more aware of their carbon footprint and trying to be more environmentally conscious. However, many are unaware that a digital footprint can be just as detrimental to the environment. Though businesses are now more vocal about environmental concerns, many are accused of not following through with green policies because of their digital footprints.