Global companies trust SRS to provide comprehensive and compliant ITAD services and electronics recycling.
Finding a Global Solution for Electronics Recycling and IT Asset Disposition (ITAD)
In the world of e-waste recycling and ITAD, a large part of the market is still run by small companies with local focus and varying standards and procedures. Large businesses and electronics manufacturers operating globally find it difficult to coordinate services and compliance through so many different vendors.
With processing facilities throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC, SRS is well-placed to directly support compliant disposition of retired IT assets and electronic equipment of multi-site national and global companies. Our global services teams coordinate cross-boundary activity to ensure standardized service delivery, while also ensuring all local regulatory and legal frameworks are followed. Clients benefit from the flexibility of using a global company with local facilities to ensure equipment is processed in the correct manner for different markets.
SRS offers a globally coordinated e-waste recycling and ITAD single solution with a high focus on data security, regulatory and corporate compliance, value recovery and sustainability.
Building a Successful Global IT Asset Disposition Program
Companies recognize the importance of protecting digital data and meeting regulatory requirements when retiring IT assets and obsolete electronics. This white paper offers a framework for structuring a global ITAD program built around four foundational areas:
- Regulatory Environment
- Corporate Compliance
- IT Operations
- Vendor Selection
As an international company, with SRS you can have:
- Complete integrated services
- One global contract for e-waste recycling and ITAD
- A secure program, avoiding a data breach or theft during the disposition and recycling process
- Regionally coordinated customer service to meet both local and global requirements
- Complete reporting about all your asset reuse and recycling efforts in all your territories
- Control over your reverse supply chain.
- Value recovery options through resell or redeployment of equipment
- A comprehensive global network of certified and audited processing sites
- Legal compliance to local and international regulations
- A sustainable program consistent with the Circular Economy
SRS offers data security, refurbishment, reuse, remarketing and recycling services for all types of IT, electronics, communications and media assets. Our network of owned and operated facilities provides a single chain of custody for disposition of assets.
Field services – decommissioning and data destruction
Our field services teams provide onsite services for clients including decommissioning retired IT equipment, installing new equipment and providing data destruction for storage devices while equipment is still within your custody.
Owned and operated ITAD and e-waste recycling facilities
SRS has owned and operated processing facilities throughout the Americas, EMEA and APAC. We are a business of Sims Metal Management, a global publicly listed company, offering governance and resources to ensure your corporate interests are protected.
MIDAS auditing program of subcontractors and downstream vendors
In some regions, SRS uses subcontractors to extend geographic coverage for global clients. To ensure that subcontractors meet our high standards of operation, we developed MIDAS, a process and software for subcontractor auditing and management. MIDAS enables us to systematically score and track subcontractors and downstream vendors. Our clients benefit from knowing that all processing is done according to environmental best practices, that processing is standardized, cost effective and compliant and that SRS offers transparency throughout our entire supply chain.
Standardized global delivery model
SRS is able to offer a globally secure and consistent service due to our standardization of operations across our facilities. Our security program ensures protection of data and assets as they are processed. It specifies complete control between client sites and our facilities and identifies the internal controls that SRS has implemented to ensure proper accountability to our clients. We provide data destruction solutions for tapes, magnetic drives and solid state drives. We can perform these services at your locations or at our processing facilities. Our standard processes, capabilities, expertise and capacity enable us to support the most robust global disposition program with secure, consistent and coordinated service capabilities.
Global accounts are managed regionally and coordinated globally
SRS operates regionally to address local concerns. The regional teams coordinate with our Global Service Center Managers (GSCM), located in the Americas, EMEA and APAC. Our GSCMs play an important role to deliver quality service for our global clients as well as aid to protect them from international fines. The role of the GSCMs is to provide consultative and advisory services relating to material movement and disposition across country boundaries. They manage our subcontractor network and understand unique country legislation governing e-waste. The expertise of this team ensures regulatory and legal frameworks are adhered to in all parts of the world.
This structure ensures:
- Service delivery is timely and consistent across all geographies and aligned to client expectations
- Single point of contact for change requests, new or modified capabilities, additional services and geographies
- Single interface for information on site capabilities and accreditations
Our web based portal provides 24/7 global tracking and reporting for all your assets
– Online asset tracking software providing you with 24/7 visibility
– Easy to use portal interface for clients for streamlined support
– Input orders and requests for services anywhere around the globe
– Certificates of Data Destruction, Recycling and Sustainability
Global reverse supply chain – full accountability
With secure and defined processes supported by a comprehensive IT infrastructure, SRS can provide complete transparency and evidence for corporate compliance, regulatory and risk management requirements.
SRS has broad experience in developing large and efficient reverse logistics programs to responsibly transport equipment from your many international locations to one of our processing facilities. Our expertise in moving material across international borders can help clients streamline logistics and avoid unexpected delays in shipments.
Extensive wholesale and retail resell channels
SRS built and manages an extensive resell network, which includes wholesale and retail channels throughout the world. SRS is able to provide complete working PCs, laptops and servers by leveraging our Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher (MAR) status. We install fully licensed Windows operating systems on refurbished equipment, allowing us to increase the final selling price of assets.
Certified facilities – local, regional and international certifications
Our processing facilities meet local, regional and international certification standards. Independent third-party auditors verify that SRS meets specific standards to responsibly manage e-waste and IT asset disposition services. Accredited companies like SRS are held to a high standard as we must continuously demonstrate through audits and other means, that we meet specific high environmental standards and effectively manage our operations.
SRS facilities are certified globally for proper product disposition and recycling, safety, and environmental compliance. Certifications include R2:2013, WEEELabex, ISO 14001, ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, ISO 27001 and other regional certifications.
Legislative expertise – protecting our clients
SRS services help companies maintain compliance to the myriad of local, regional and international legislative requirements that must be adhered to for data security and e-waste disposal and documentation.
Meeting local, regional and international regulations
SRS can help companies navigate unique legislative requirements that vary from country to country regarding data security, asset recovery and e-waste disposal and documentation. Our knowledge of international markets and regulatory requirements ensures adherence to corporate compliance and risk management requirements. We have a well-developed and vetted system in place that keeps us current and updated on the laws and requirements in all regions that affect the cost surrounding the transportation and processing of electronic end of life assets. This allows us to protect our clients from fines, fees and penalties and more importantly adverse publicity in the responsible disposition of their assets.
Corporate compliance and risk management
Our largest corporate clients seek a disposition solution for obsolete IT equipment that is resource and cost efficient, while ensuring risks are properly managed. Our defined processes and integrated solutions enable our clients to adhere to corporate risk management programs. We provide a complete audit trail for data destruction and responsible disposition of retired IT assets. Our security program, data destruction services and client reporting are pillars of effective risk management for our clients.
Our sustainability reporting and achievements can support your sustainability and corporate social responsibility requirements.
Transparent and Audited Supply Chain
Our commitment to operating in a sustainable manner can support your sustainability and corporate social responsibility requirements. Our transparent, audited and reliable supply chains provide you with confidence that your assets or e-waste is being environmentally, ethically and sustainably managed. We help companies ensure their e-waste is not illegally exported or landfilled and verify hazardous materials are properly identified, isolated and disposed.
The solution we offer allows you to shed outdated technology, and to stand as an earth-friendly institution to your customers, shareholders and employees. We invite you to leverage the core competencies of SRS, a company who leads the industry and has been recognized for our sustainability results and transparent corporate operations.