Xperien has received Environmental Management System (EMS) ISO 14001:2004 accreditation for refurbishment and redistribution of redundant IT assets and equipment.
ISO 14000 is a global series of EMS standards that were developed for organisations to incorporate environmental aspects into operations and product standards. It is a set of voluntary environmental management standards, guides and technical reports, which specifically focuses on corporate environmental management systems, operating practices, products, and services.
Xperien CEO Wale Arewa is elated by this accomplishment: “Our clients trust us to deliver high quality service whilst still caring for the environment. It helps them comply and it is crucial that customers do business with vendors and suppliers that are accredited. Xperien continues to be the market leader by establishing best practice in our industry sector.”
These standards do not prescribe environmental performance targets, but rather provide organisations with the tools to assess and control the impact of their activities, products or services on the environment.
Arewa says Xperien’s Environmental Management System was specifically developed to manage significant environmental aspects and to limit the impact on the environment. “We are committed to protecting the environment by minimising the environmental impact concerning our activities, products and services.”
IT disposal has legislative requirements, it will help ensure legislative awareness and compliance to the Protection of Personal Information Act 2013 (PoPI 2013), the National Environmental Waste Management Act 2008 (NEMWA 2008) and the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008 (CPA).
“A trusted partner can help you with a secure-asset disposition strategy and once the job is under way, your partner will provide complete documentation of the disposal process. You’ll rest assured that security regulations are being met,” he concludes.