FOR MORE than a decade, G1 Asset Management has assisted more than 800 of Australia's largest companies to recycle their electronic waste correctly by avoiding illegal e-waste trafficking, diverting 100% of waste out of landfill and maintaining data security.
The specialised IT asset disposal and IT lifecycle services business help keep clients hands clean from the devastating health affects which men, women and children face in toxic third world e-wastelands.
G1 Asset Management Co-Founder Joel Prokic and his team have been safeguarding their clients in both the private and public sectors against unmitigated PR disasters for over ten years.
“Businesses have a social responsibility to ethically dispose of their e-waste, and we provide them with a service which guarantees their e-waste will not end up in the illegal e-waste trafficking system.”
“You really should know where your e-waste ends up. Organisations cannot afford to be exposed for harming the lives of the people involved in the e-waste trafficking.”
Over the past two weeks, the ABC’s War on Waste program has been exposing organisations who’ve failed to do right by their consumers and the environment. Joel has been following the ABC’s War on Waste program since the first season in 2017.
“In Australia, there are sound initiatives for consumer e-waste through the recyclingnearyou.com.au website and various drop-off points. However, these initiatives do not cover the scope of corporate and large business e-waste disposal requirements,” said Joel.
"An often undiscussed aspect of e-waste management, especially with regards to corporate disposals, is the fact that disposed IT equipment contains sensitive data.”
“Any corporate e-waste solution must consider both data security and environmental responsibility hand-in-hand to be considered viable,” he said.
G1 Asset Management fills this gap by providing an integrated disposal solution for corporate clients that consider not only the recycling obligations but also data security and audit requirements as well.
“Any corporate e-waste solution must consider both data security and environmental responsibility hand-in-hand to be considered viable,”
“There are serious risks associated with the improper disposal of corporate IT assets, both from environmental and data privacy perspectives,” said Joel.
“It is critical that providers of such disposal services are accredited and audited by relevant third parties to ensure compliance with Australian and international standards,” he said.
Since coming into effect, the Notifiable Data Breaches scheme (NDB) continues to stress the importance of secure IT disposal at a time when sub-par service has become a real threat to businesses.
Ensure Compliance To Modern ISO Standards
G1 Asset Management is proud to be an Australian corporate e-waste provider and maintains the following industry accreditations:
- ISO 9001:2015
- ISO 14001:2015
- AS/NZS 4801:2001
- OHSAS 18001:2007
- AS/NZS 5377:2013
Electronic waste is growing three times faster than any other type of waste in Australia with millions of televisions, computers and mobile phones discarded each year.
“It is critical that providers of such disposal services are accredited and audited by relevant third parties to ensure compliance with Australian and international standards”
According to the ABS, of the 15.7 million computers that reached their 'end of life' in Australia in 2007-08, only 1.5 million were recycled - that's less the 10%.
For information on G1 Asset Management’s recycling program visit g1am.com.au.