Privacy laws, regulations, and policies mandate that personally identifiable information (PII) must be protected, and unauthorized access to this information must be reported. PII is any information about an individual maintained by an organization that can be used to distinguish or trace an individual‘s identity or can be linked or linkable to an individual.
While not necessarily mandated by privacy laws, regulations, and policies, the unauthorized access of company confidential and proprietary information can potentially be even more damaging.
Revert’s On-site Device and Media Sanitization Services are specifically designed to ensure compliance with data privacy laws, regulations, and policies that require data storage be sanitized to prevent unauthorized access to PII during the data and/or IT asset retirement stages.
Electronic Waste Management
IT spending is set to hit $3.8 trillion in 2014, up 3.1% on the previous year, according to Gartner's annual global forecast. Hardware becomes obsolete or unwanted, often within 1- 3 years of purchase. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of this electronic waste is actually recycled. Another disturbing fact is that personally identifiable information (PII) is often found on IT assets that have been retired; in fact, the Ponemon Institute estimates that 70% of data breaches come from offline computers, usually after they have been disposed of by the equipment owner.
Revert’s On-site Device and Media Disposition Service ensures compliance with local, state, and federal legislations and industry regulations for data privacy and electronic waste disposal and recycling.
Unlike electronic waste, energy efficiency is more difficult to quantify. A typical desktop computer uses 868 kW of electricity per year, and many companies have thousands of computers. If we calculate the carbon emissions from 20,000 computers using 868kW of electricity each year, it equals 12,467 metric tons of CO2. The Foundation for IT Sustainability estimates that this much CO2 is equivalent to the:
- Annual greenhouse gas emissions from 2,384 passenger vehicles; or
- CO2 emissions from 28,994 barrels of oil consumed; or
- CO2 emissions from the electricity use of 1,619 homes for one year.
Revert’s On-site Device and Media Sanitization and Disposition Services help reduce carbon footprint and ensures compliance with local, state, and federal legislations and industry regulations for electronic waste disposal and recycling.
Certification and Standards
Revert has a proud reputation for delivering quality services while reducing the use of environmental resources and the impact of electronic waste on our environment. Our primary objective is to provide ethical and knowledgeable service resulting in customer satisfaction. We have established comprehensive management systems allowing us to achieve these goals.
Our management systems focus on the following principles:
- Quality is the responsibility of every employee
- Continuous improvement and ongoing training are vital to ensure that our customers continue to receive “best-of-class” products and services
- Committed to being a leader in environmental sustainability, both in the way we carry out our operations and in the products and services we offer
- Conducting our business in a manner that acknowledges, measures and takes responsibility for our direct and indirect impact on the environment
- Employees are trained and accountable for preventing work-related injuries and illnesses
- Operate an occupational health and safety management system that ensures continuous improvement through risk assessment, risk minimization, and performance reporting
- Committed to health and safety practices and work environments that enable our employees, our partners, and our customers to work injury and illness free.