NEWARK, Calif., Oct. 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- ITRenew, a global provider of IT asset disposition (ITAD) services and data sanitization software, today announced that it has been certified to the global Responsible Recycling (R2) standard for its processing facility in Brazil. With this certification, ITRenew becomes the only company with active certified electronics recycling operations in Brazil, the world's seventh largest economy.
"Brazil is the biggest economy in Latin America and has very tough restrictions for electronics processing," states Ness Lawrence, ITRenew's Director of Operations for Central and South America. "No used electronics can be imported, and nearly 20 permit to work certificates were required for us to process the materials responsibly, in compliance with our environmental management system. With a bustling business sector in Brazil and no certified recycling operations available, electronic scrap has been piling up in this underserved market."
The 14,000-square-foot-plus facility, which opened in July, supports the company's full range of ITAD and lifecycle management services for its multi-national corporate clients, including the only certified forensic-level data sanitization for solid-state drives. The facility also provides product returns management services for OEMs, retailers and leasing companies, and support for data center colocation providers.
Beyond environmental compliance, the facility also provides state-of-the-art security. According to Ness, the building is equipped with "three lines of defense. It's surrounded by walls and electronic gates. It is secured with magnetic controls, steel doors, steel-screened windows and concrete walls, and is patrolled by armed guards. Plus, it's monitored 24x7 by camera surveillance and motion detectors through a central security station."
In addition to R2, the facility has been certified to ISO 14001 and 9001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for environmental management, quality, health and safety.
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ITRenew has pioneered a revolutionary software-driven approach to ITAD that streamlines traditional processes while delivering superior financial returns and security for enterprise data. As the first ITAD service provider to develop its own proprietary, enterprise-class data sanitization platform, ITRenew can easily customize solutions to meet the needs of its customers. ITRenew specializes in complete lifecycle management for enterprise IT, mobile and data center equipment, processing millions of IT assets through more than 15 company-owned and operated facilities, which are strategically located across five continents and 100% dedicated to ITAD services.
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