NEW HYDE PARK, N.Y., Jan. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IT Asset Management Group (ITAMG), a leading provider of IT asset disposal, data destruction and electronics recycling services, has joined the EPEAT Champion program. EPEAT is the definitive global rating system for greener electronics. Becoming an EPEAT Champion complements ITAMG's goal to reduce the hazardous effect of surplus and end-of-life technology through refurbishing, reuse and electronic waste recycling.
As an EPEAT Champion, ITAMG will promote the use of the EPEAT system among its major enterprise, institutional and public-sector clients. Using EPEAT, purchasers and procurement officers can easily identify and compare thousands of environmentally preferable devices based on more than 50 environmental criteria, including energy use and recyclability.
"It is in the best interest of our environment, and ITAMG's core business, when large organizations make purchasing decisions that value the length of an asset's life, the amount of recyclable material that makes up the product, and are designed to easily dismantle for more efficient reuse and recycling," said Richard Sommers, President of ITAMG.
Frank Milia, Vice President of Account Management at ITAMG, added: "We are excited to promote the importance of green purchasing decisions as an EPEAT Champion. We know our work with EPEAT will support our current client base by providing resources that simplify purchasing decisions and improve the end of life cycle management of retired and surplus IT equipment."
IT Asset Management Group works with large organizations and provides IT liquidation, computer equipment recycling, and secure data erasure and on-site hard drive shredding services. Since 1999 ITAMG has been delivering a full suite of IT asset disposition services to a national client base of government agencies, private firms, and fortune 1000 companies.
EPEAT combines strict, comprehensive criteria for design, production, energy use and recycling with ongoing independent verification of manufacturer claims. More than 533 million EPEAT-registered products have been sold worldwide since 2006, resulting in significant environmental benefits. EPEAT was developed through a stakeholder consensus process and is managed by the Green Electronics Council, a non-profit organization based in Portland, Oregon.