CERS And Environmental Sustainability
CERS Lifecycle will ensure that throughout the entire electronic product lifecyle from receipt, characterization, dismantling, demanufacturing, sanitization, and destruction of equipment that is deemed non-reusable, all items are processed in secure refurbishing and disassembly operations. We adhere to the electronic recycling industry’s best of practice standards, and comply to all regulatory statues to ensure that our customers are confident that the job is done right.
CERS Lifecyle is continually improving its recycling practices to ensure that all components and equipment are reused and recycled to the fullest extent possible in an environmentally sustainable and secure manner.
Environmentally Sustainable Practices
- On-going eSteward R2, RIOS compliance auditing by fully qualified third parties
- Ongoing audits of all vendors and strategic partners
- Working with OECD-certified countries
- Employing a zero tolerance no-landfill policy
- Maintaining industry certifications for environmentally safe practices.
Security Driven Practices
Any end-of-life data storage and equipment is crushed, and shredded in order to fully destroy it. If any data storage devices are deemed suitable for reuse, they are sanitized with Industry leading wiping and overwriting software in accordance to NIST 800-88, Department of Defense 5220-22-M standards. making any data recovery impossible.
CERS Lifecycle Process
Phase 1: Reuse & Reverse Logistics
Upon entry into the CERS facility, equipment and components are assigned a tracking number and visually inspected and all equipment and components to determine which path it will follow All media and any reusable items are removed from equipment and. sent to our recovery division for data sanitization, testing and/or refurbishment, and resale. Any remarketable materials or components will enter our global sales network for reuse in full compliance with industry certifications, regulatory standards, and data security requirements.
Your unwanted or end-of-lease IT equipment may also have recoupable value. We can recover value in your IT equipment through to the refurbishing of your equipment for repurposing or remarketing, and provide serialized reporting for audit purposes – all of which will translate to a better bottom line.
Our reverse logistics services include:
• Warranty recovery,
• End-of-life recycling.
All equipment and inventory is serialized, to ensure that all equipment is evaluated, accounted for and reported. All equipment is sanitized and/or destroyed prior to return to our customers.
Phase 2: Recovery
During the first phase, if equipment or components do not pass our initial inspection process and are deemed non-remarketable, they’re sent into our Phase 2 recovery phase.
This processing phase includes data sanitization, demanufacturing or secure media destruction, and dismantling so that individual components can be harvested for reuse or remanufacture.
Phase 3: Final Recycling
Those materials deemed not suitable for any kind of reuse or resale are sent into the final recycling phase.
These items may be sent to our R2 RIOS downstream partners and separated into shredded commodities so they can be used to make new products.