One of the key reasons for undertaking this facility upgrade is the new GDPR (General Data Protection Regulations) that come into effect from May 2018.
We have already seen a change in the mindset of businesses that are already considering the new regulations including their requirements for the way we collect, process and report on the data sanitisation of their redundant IT Assets.
Much of the recent new business we have won is due to the Peace of Mind our customers receive by not only understanding how we destroy all of their data, but how it is documented, both before the process begins, then during and after it has been completed.
Blackmore Ricotech is the only organisation in the South West of England accredited by both ADISA (Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance) and the EA (Environment Agency), which provides complete peace of mind that your business will comply with both the very latest data protection and environmental legislation when you use our services.
An element of the GDPR is the responsibility of the company whose data is being destroyed, to audit those destroying its data. Current legislation does not prescribe, therefore most base it purely on trust of what they are told or on the paperwork they receive after the event.
The new legislation however prescribes that audits are a necessary part of the due diligence responsibility when engaging with a data destruction supplier, however a third party auditor is permitted, provided they are qualified. Being accredited by ADISA provides all Blackmore Ricotech clients with their very own accredited auditor. By signing up to the ADISA Monitoring Service (which is Free of Charge) a business will receive copies of all audit documents as and when they are produced. They will also be updated on any changes which take place within the member’s services. ADISA conduct unannounced audits up to three times a year.
By centralising our operation into one location, our experts can now fully maximise the value of your redundant equipment (either whole, for parts or for material recovery) once data destruction has been completed with the minimum impact to the environment.
We specialise in giving organisations like yours, complete peace of mind when they recycle redundant IT and Electrical Equipment.
We are therefore very pleased to announce that following a refurbishment program of our Chitterne processing centre, as of today, Thursday 27th October 2016 all of your redundant technology equipment will be securely transported to this updated 25,000 square foot facility.
ADISA (the Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance) have approved the premises so that Chitterne will now be home to all our staff including the Audit/Data Destruction Engineers, IT Refurbishment and Listing Technicians, the Fulfilment Team, the Logistics/Collections department, Recycling, Online/Trade Equipment Sales, Business Development & Customer Services and Head Office/Accounts. The recycling team will continue to process all NON-IT equipment which supports our LDA (Large Domestic Appliance) parts re-use project that continues to grow from strength to strength.
We are particularly pleased that all of our existing Wells based staff will be joining us at Chitterne.
If you require any further information, please do not hesitate to give us a call or drop us an email.
To find out how BLACKMORE RICOTECH can manage your secure IT disposal, get in touch. Call 0800 880 3678 today
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