The ITAD industry has grown and evolved throughout the years, adjusting to every new client request as their needs become more sophisticated. IT asset disposition has expanded from essential disposition services to audit reports, updated certifications, online customer portal integration, on-site services, reverse logistics, and more. ITAD has evolved to meet the clients’ needs, but now it seems that ITAD providers may have surpassed the knowledge of clients.
Throughout the years, IT asset disposition has transformed from few to no e-waste regulations to a revolutionary industry that has perhaps become more sophisticated than its clients. Nowadays, many companies do not have a disposition plan in place for end-of-use IT equipment, and this remains an issue for many reasons.
Many companies do not have the budget for proper end-of-use care, and others are simply unwilling to spend the money. Another portion of businesses are unaware of their options and equally unaware of the dangers of improper e-waste disposition. As a result, IT assets often end up in landfills where chemicals pollute the environment or are sold online with data still on the devices, which can lead to data leaks.
According to E-Scrap News, leaders in the industry believe the key to expanding client knowledge about proper e-waste disposition is for customers to institute best practices that evolved from the ITAD provider-customer relationship.
Implementing and promoting ESG goals can help provide clients with a better perspective of environmental impacts and encourage more accountability in the workplace and in downstream partnerships. During the past few years, ESG reporting has drastically increased, and many companies have begun providing ESG reports in their yearly reporting to demonstrate good standing.
ITAD enterprises like HOBI prioritize environmental safety throughout every step of the disposition process by ensuring that e-waste is recycled instead of sent to landfills. HOBI’s R2v3, RIOS, and ISO 14001 certifications ensure all equipment is processed under full legislative compliance. When processing equipment, HOBI focuses on maximizing value for our clients and the best choice of action for the environment.
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