U.S. Micro Corporation, a pioneer and leader in the IT asset disposition (ITAD) industry, today announced it received the Responsible Recycling (R2) certification and ISO 14001:2004 from Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc., a leading certification body offering a broad spectrum of certification services including those for Responsible Recycling (R2). U.S. Micro earned both sought-after endorsements after undergoing an independent audit that evaluated and tested its policies governing waste management, data security, employee health and safety, public health and the environment, and its chain of custody processes.
The R2 and ISO 14001:2004 certifications provide further validation of longstanding, industry-leading policies at U.S. Micro designed to secure data and protect the environment.
"From day one at U.S. Micro, we made data security and the environment our most important priorities. Securing these certifications at our Atlanta facility was a way to reinforce what has already been standard operating procedure for us since our inception", stated Steve Bowen, Chief Operating Officer.
Additionally, U.S. Micro recently received the prestigious SOC 2SM designation after an intensive examination of its processes related to data elimination; information security; disposition; electronic inventory counts; human resources; change management; and other criteria. U.S. Micro's pursuit of the designation was unique within the $5 billion ITAD industry.
Regulatory requirements related to IT asset disposition are increasingly a concern for companies nationwide. The R2, ISO 14001:2004 certification and SOC 2SM designation are important credentials for U.S. Micro to assure customers that its disposition process is in full compliance with industry regulations, from Sarbanes-Oxley to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
U.S. Micro Corporation
Since 1995, U.S. Micro Corporation has been a major innovator and leader in enterprise IT data security. Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nev., U.S. Micro serves Fortune 500 companies that demand the highest levels of data security and environmental stewardship. Committed to a 100 percent no landfill policy, the company refurbishes and sells approximately 90 percent of the equipment it processes; the remaining 10 percent is EPA-compliantly recycled at its Next-Generation IT Demanufacturing and Distribution Center in Las Vegas. U.S. Micro is R2, G.R.A.D.E. (Green Recycling Asset Disposal for the Enterprise), ISO 14001:2004 and Payment Card Industry (PCI) certified. It is also a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher and holds the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA) Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2, Type II designation.