Life Cycle Services Appointed as BP's UK 'End-of-life' IT Asset Management Partner

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Hundreds of people with disabilities seeking training or employment will benefit from the latest contract award for Life Cycle Services from BP. The company will clean up, maintain and test computers, printers and other IT equipment, before putting it up for sale or donating it to a leading charity. The firm will also securely and safely recycle equipment that has reached the end of its useful life.

Hundreds of people with disabilities seeking training or employment will benefit from the latest contract award for Life Cycle Services from BP.

The company will clean up, maintain and test computers, printers and other IT equipment, before putting it up for sale or donating it to a leading charity. The firm will also securely and safely recycle equipment that has reached the end of its useful life.

Among the beneficiaries will be Remploy, the leading provider of jobs and training for disabled people. LCS operates in partnership with Remploy from 6 facilities across the UK, creating sustainable training and employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

LCS was awarded the contract by BP in the UK after a trial period which began in 2004. "Key requirements were that LCS meets BP's standards for safe and ethical working, which included undertaking an audit to ensure the company complies with the stringent ISO 14001 environmental management standard," says Nathan Dorney (Global Operations Relationship Manager) of BP.

Life Cycle Services Limited (LCS) is a leading provider of 'end-of-life' IT asset management services. Its managed approach enables companies to recoup more value from IT equipment once it reaches the end of its useful life with them. Since 2004, LCS has processed close to 30,000 pieces of IT equipment from BP, including laptops and PCs.

Notes to Editors

Life Cycle Services (LCS) is the UK's largest independent computer IT remarketing and recycling company, processing in partnership with Remploy over 400,000 assets per annum. The Middlesex based firm runs inventory clearance operations on behalf of several major computer vendors and two government departments. It is also the UK's most active player in the PC disposal market for both public and private sectors. LCS cleans and reconditions computer hardware. It sells most of this through a variety of sales channels, including auctioneers, retailers, and maintenance companies. The company processes any obsolete computer kit through its own environmentally-friendly electronics recycling plants.

LCS securely erases any residual data held on the hard drive of equipment using its WebView process control system. WebView integrates with Blancco data cleaner which is accredited to the new UK Government data security standard Infosec Standard 5 Enhanced. Many UK disposal companies are using outdated US Department of Defence standards which are now over 15 years old. WebView prevents human error by inspecting the data destruction process of every device and this enables LCS to offer a multi-million pound guarantee for each and every drive.

For more information about computer recycling, please call Life Cycle Services on 01784 256 625 or visit the web site http://www.lifecycleservices.co.uk.

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