Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) March 11, 2011
Apto Solutions, a global leader in IT Asset Recovery & Disposition (ITAD), announces today that their Quality Management System (ISO 9001: 2008) is registered compliant with the International Organization for Standardization.
The ISO 9001 certification marks the third certification of its kind for Apto Solutions. The company received ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 in September 2009.
“These certifications give credit to our company-wide established policies and show our commitment to ensure quality products and services to our clients and a safe work environment for our employees,” states Tim Farrow, SVP Operations.
“The increasing complexity and risks of ITAD and the growing number of associated legislative mandates is driving ITAD to board-level attention. The ISO 9001 certification is an important step in ensuring the secure and environmentally proper disposal of IT equipment” states Rob Schafer, research analyst at Gartner.
Apto Solution’s integrated quality management system is for the control of risks associated with managing decommissioned and end of life technology equipment, and is based on a reuse, remarket and recycle hierarchy of responsible management strategies throughout the repair/remarket/recycle process until final disposition.
The Quality Management System is implemented throughout Apto Solutions by:
- Complying with all customer, statutory, regulatory and other requirements pertaining to environmental, health, and safety legal requirements.
- Assuring that equipment containing Focus Materials are sent only to countries that legally accept them.
- Identifying and assessing environmental hazards of on-site occupational and environmental risks.
- Developing a comprehensive plan for responding to and reporting exceptional releases and other of the ordinary events that pose risks to worker safety, public health, or the environment.
“We (Apto) are proud of this achievement as it represents our determination to become a world leader in the Asset Recovery industry. Our team will continue to employ the same hard work and dedication that has brought us to this milestone; with the support of the Executive Management Team, sustainability is no doubt achievable,” said Darrell L. Thirkield, Director of Compliance and Client Services, in response to the company’s ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Apto Solutions has been providing best-in-class technology sales and asset disposition services since 2001. Headquartered in Atlanta with newly-opened facilities in Silicon Valley and Austin, Apto maximizes return on asset value recovery, while mitigating data, environmental, and compliance risk.
Apto processes and remarkets equipment across the entire IT spectrum, which include Data Communications, PC’s, Servers, Storage, Testing, and Telecom. Apto is considered a global leader in Green IT and sustainable computing initiatives.
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