Xperien, a leading IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) company, highlights the crucial link between ITAD services and a company’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) goals. As ESG initiatives gain momentum globally, corporations are recognising the need for their ITAD supplier to support their sustainability objectives.
Bronwyn Von Imhof, ITAD specialist at Xperien, comments, “Our commitment to global standards, constant growth, and innovation positions it as the ideal partner to help companies achieve their ESG goals.”
“With ESG considerations becoming increasingly important to businesses worldwide, it is imperative to evaluate how your ITAD supplier can contribute to your company’s ESG framework. Xperien, with over two decades of leadership in the local ITAD industry, is well-prepared to support your organisation in meeting its ESG objectives,” she adds.
Xperien sets an industry precedent in Africa as the first ITAD company to hold the R2V3 certification, developed by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI). This certification focuses on data security, accountability of downstream vendors, zero-to-landfill policies, as well as sustainability and IT asset reuse.
In addition, Xperien boasts ISO 14001 and ISO 45001 accreditations specifically tailored for ITAD, ensuring that it assists companies in achieving their environmental goals effectively.
Recognising the importance of corporate social responsibility (CSR), Xperien employs various methods to help companies meet their social goals. Through its donation program, it provides sanitised and refurbished IT equipment to charities, churches, and underprivileged schools, thus bridging the digital divide within communities.
“Furthermore, our in-house team facilitates staff sale programs, enabling corporate employees to access discounted refurbished IT equipment while extending the lifecycle of these assets. With our ISO 9001 certification for quality management systems, clients can be confident that all refurbished equipment leaving our premises meets retail standards and is fit for purpose,” she explains.
Data protection is a critical aspect of corporate governance, and Xperien excels in providing comprehensive solutions to address data security challenges and minimise reputational risks.
Its data destruction processes adhere to NIST SP 800-88 standards, and it complies with the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013 (POPIA) and the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For clients with specific requirements, Xperien also offers onsite physical destruction of hard drives.
“With the potential for severe reputational damage due to data breaches, the adverse environmental impact of e-waste on a global scale, and the corporate drive to positively impact local communities, carefully evaluating an ITAD supplier’s compliance and capacity to support your company’s ESG goals is vital during the supplier evaluation process,” she concludes.
Xperien invites organisations seeking a reliable partner to achieve their ESG goals to explore the wide range of services and certifications it offers. As an industry leader in ITAD, Xperien is committed to supporting businesses in their pursuit of environmental sustainability, social responsibility, and strong governance.