Selecting a Recyclercohenadmin2019-06-06T18:55:44+00:00
How to Choose a Recycler
Selecting an electronics recycler for your business is an important decision with implications for your exposure to liability. Every organization has unique needs, and decision-makers need to be asking the right questions to ensure that those needs are met.
To help you evaluate recyclers, we’ve assembled this easy guide to the top concerns and questions that will reveal any potential gaps or drawbacks that could leave you exposed.
Choosing a recycler that has been certified for electronics is the first step in protecting yourself against what could go wrong. There are a number of environmental, quality, safety, and security measures built into these certifications to hold recyclers accountable for how they handle their clients’ assets. Ask your recycler which certifications they hold, how often they are audited, and what they are doing to stay current with industry standards.
Cobalt is committed to IT Lifecycle Management in a manner protecting the environment, worker health and safety, our clients and our community.
Cobalt is committed to meeting customer requirements.
Cobalt is committed to continual improvement.
Cobalt is committed to the prevention of pollution.
Cobalt is committed to the prevention of injury and ill health, including maximizing injury and illness protection.
Cobalt is committed to comply with applicable legal and other requirements relative to the quality, environmental, health and safety aspects of our business.
Cobalt is committed to providing a framework for setting and reviewing quality environmental, health and safety objectives and targets.
Cobalt is committed to communicate the policy to all persons working for or on behalf of the organization and to the public.
Cobalt is accountable for focus materials and hazardous electronic waste throughout the recycling chain to final disposition and encourages all downstream processors to operate consistent with the principles of SA 8000.
Cobalt is committed to preventing the export of focus material and hazardous electronic waste throughout the recycling chain in violation of international laws, treaties and agreements of the importing, exporting and transiting countries.
Cobalt is committed to social accountability values consistent with principles of SA 8000 including the prohibition of forced, prison or child labor.
Cobalt is committed to educating our customers with regard to data security and privacy requirements and ensuring secure data destruction of their material.
When your equipment potentially has personal employee or customer information, sensitive financial data, and/or intellectual property on it, it’s imperative that your recycler be able to detail exactly where every asset is in the process and support that claim with the proper documentation. Otherwise, you risk significant exposure and even legal ramifications. Ask your recycler if they are protecting you from these risks with full Chain of Custody reporting, including make, model, serial number, and/or asset tags. This reporting supports the transfer of liability of those assets and their data from your company to your recycler.
Quality of Service
Managing end-of-life electronics is painless when you work with a partner that values convenient, comprehensive service. A broad range of services allows for customizable solutions and peace of mind that all the details are being covered to maintain compliance, without demanding extra oversight or homework from you.
Cobalt’s menu of services includes many measures for ensuring that your assets are handled in a safe, secure manner from collection to final disposition. Roll over each step of the process to see how you’re protected:
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Insurance works together with certifications and auditing to reinforce 360-degree protection against worst case scenarios. An uninsured or inadequately insured recycler could leave your organization and brand exposed without you ever knowing, unless you ask.
Cobalt carries a $1 million cyber liability guaranteeto protect your company from losses should your assets be compromised at any point in the process, as well as $5 million pollution liability insurance. We’re proud that our process is already so thorough that we’ve never needed to fall back on this safety net, but that doesn’t mean we’d ever let you go without.
The ideal electronics recycler eliminates your risks, provides convenient solutions, and ensures that reuse and recycling is done right, every time. That’s why companies choose Cobalt.