This certification confirms our commitment to responsible recycling that carefully considers the environmental impact of technology. - Brian Glahn, President and CEO, Atlantix Global Systems
Norcross, GA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014
Atlantix Global Systems announced today—Earth Day—its certification as an R2:2013 electronics recycler. The new R2 Standard includes heightened requirements for electronics recyclers such as tighter export regulations, detailed downstream material tracking and a stricter focus on data security and destruction. The R2:2013 certification is a guarantee that all computers and electronics that enter the Atlantix Global Technology Asset Recovery Services program will be handled responsibly.
“Atlantix Global believes that the most important aspect of an Asset Recovery program is the recycling process of ‘end-of-life’ equipment,” said Brian Glahn, president and chief executive officer, Atlantix Global Systems. “This certification confirms our commitment to responsible recycling that carefully considers the environmental impact of technology.”
The R2 standard was originally developed in 2008 through a joint process convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and involving electronics recyclers and refurbishers, manufacturers, retailers, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders. The R2 Standard focuses on the performance of electronics recyclers in the areas of:
- Environmental and public health
- Employee health and safety
- Security (data and facility)
- The whole of the recycling process and “chain of custody” of materials through final equipment disposition
About Atlantix Global Systems
For 38 years, Atlantix Global has served its customers as one of the largest resellers of enterprise-class equipment in the world. Atlantix buys, sells, maintains, leases, consigns and trades just about every product line including Cisco, Sun, HP, IBM, Dell, storage equipment (including NetApp and EMC), Nortel and telecom equipment. Atlantix provides its customers with reliable IT expertise and 24 hour coverage through maintenance and support product offerings. Atlantix Global has achieved certifications for ISO 14001:2004 and ISO 9001:2008 for asset recovery and OHSAS 18001:2007 for safety. For more information, please visit http://www.atlantixglobal.com.