On April 25th, 2018, the annual ADISA Conference 2018 ceremony took place in London in which ITAD certified companies from all over the country unite and celebrate achievements within the industry and congratulate those that excelled with their performance this year.
ADISA (Asset Disposal and Information Security Alliance) are one of our regulatory auditors that continue to monitor our processes to ensure we are meeting industry and compliance standards to Distinction.
All winners were determined by the official ADISA Conference Committee.
We were thrilled to have been nominated for the Industry Innovation Achievement after putting forward our unique IT Asset Tracking System, Trakk-IT.
Trakk-IT is our RFID tracking system for IT assets that allows for end of life product to be tagged and traced from the customer premises during transport and throughout the refurbishment process, offering clients full visibility of their assets at any time.
The Industry Innovation achievement was to be awarded to “the company who has delivered or created great innovation in the year”.
Our team waited in anticipation - It was a proud moment when we were announced winners on stage.
“Well done to the S2S Group for winning Industry Innovation 2018! Good work Alan (Managing Director) and team.” – Steve Mellings, Founder of ADISA.
We’re extremely proud of our developing team who helped form Trakk-IT and generate the cutting-edge system it is today. We look forward to seeing how we can advance the software in the years to come.
Our innovation team are already working on future projects, taking in trends such as virtual reality into view along with HoloLens developments that are in the works which could assist our technicians with repair processes using VR Headsets.
As we strive to continue to innovate, we look forward to seeing how we can truly change the future of IT Asset Management and Disposal. Watch this space.
Learn more about our Trakk-IT Software here
Learn more about ADISA here
With over 7.19 billion gadgets produced and distributed worldwide, it is thought-provoking to think that the quantity of mobile devices has surpassed the number of people on our planet.
In return, we are seeing a steady increase in the use of mobile ecosystems within organisations to improve internal communications along with Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies. It’s important to ensure plans are enforced and put in place when it comes to the efficient management and security of these devices.
The average mobile phone only has a lifespan of 48 months which leaves questions for organisations as to what to do with when this time frame is over. Instead of neglecting old and broken employee handsets lying around, there is a more cost-effective and environmentally-friendly solution businesses should take and that is to recycle.
Many businesses who regularly use mobile handsets within their everyday working environment tend to miss out on the key benefits and cost-effective opportunity they’d receive if they recycled their device. Organisations also tend to forget about the importance of their mobile data security. Your handsets contain valuable information about your business which should remain strictly confidential. Consequently, throwing away your handset in the trash could seriously pose as a major data-security threat if these devices fall into the wrong hands.
So, what are the Benefits of Mobile Phone Recycling?
Generate extra value
Recycling your device is beneficial for your budget and expenses sheets too. Some recycling companies will offer corporate trade-in schemes and will re-purchase old phones, helping organisations achieve maximum value for their redundant devices and in effect, make the most out of your initial investment.
It’s important to note that even if your mobile handset is broken, it may still hold value. Recycling companies can still repair damaged devices for reuse or recover any valuable materials to sell on to other markets.
Know that your Data is Safe
Performing a factory reset in an attempt to delete all your personal data isn’t enough – it can still be obtained and access by hackers. Ensuring your mobile phone is securely disposed of properly through an accredited IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) company reduces this risk through complete data sanitisation services, giving you the peace of mind you need knowing data bearing handsets containing confidential data cannot be recovered.
Positive Environmental Impact
Mobile devices contain highly toxic materials such as Mercury, Lead and Zinc which cause huge environmental damage and pollution when dumped carelessly. By recycling your mobile phones, you’re improving your organisation’s carbon footprint by helping to save and conserve natural energy as well as keeping hazardous commodities found in devices out of landfills and put to good use.
Tap into the Circular Economy
80% of your mobile handset can be recycled. Plastics, metals and other valuable materials found in phones can be recycled into a variety of products within the economy, including new electronics and goods from a range of different industries. Because of this, there’s a significant urge for organisations to tap into the circular economy and recycle their mobile phones instead of increasing potential waste.
Promote your Corporate Responsibility
By recycling your business phones, you can promote your efforts to be eco-friendly and in return earn respect and gain a positive reputation from customers. Not only this, but showing that you are responsible for your e-waste also ensures you are meeting WEEE regulations.
Do your part for Charity
Instead of throwing your mobiles and tablets away, why not put them to good use and help local charities? When trading your mobile phone with S2S, we’ll offer cashback that can be donated to a charity of your choice. Not only this, but you’ll also receive a 10% uplift too.
If you’re interested in recycling your device, get in touch with a member of our team at 01709 878 878 or find out more about our mobile refurbishment and remarketing services: www.s2s.uk.com/mobile
One of our main goals at S2S Group is to be a positive contributor to not only our environment but our community too.
DooGood Recycling Ltd started a partnership with The Prince Of Wales Hospice which, since acquiring DooGood, S2S have been keen to carry on.
The Prince of Wales Hospice provides specialist care for patients with a life-limiting illness, including cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic heart or lung disease. The Hospice helps people live better with their illness, with over half who stay there eventually returning home. Many choose the safety and dignity of the Hospice for care at the end of their life.
As the Hospice needs to raise over £3m to run its services, which are provided free of charge to patients, we are continuing to offer a completely free service for The Prince Of Wales Hospice, to help them with their IT Asset Disposal (ITAD).
The agreement arranged with both S2S Group and The Prince Of Wales Hospice covers all IT, Mobile and WEEE Collections, Data Destruction services and Asset Refurbishment and Resale services.
The Hospice is also helping us out too by encouraging people to trade in any unwanted IT equipment at their site for our teams to collect – keeping more electronic and electrical waste out of landfill.
We’re excited to be involved with such a great charity and wish them the best of luck in the future as we continue our partnership.