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Securis R2 Certification – what it is and why it matters

Why does having R2 certification matter?

Each year, hundreds of millions of laptops, mobile phones, hard drives, servers, copiers and other electronic equipment are discarded by corporations, financial enterprises, government institutions and consumers. Just 18% of these are likely to be properly recycled or securely disposed of, which means that an alarming amount ends up in landfills.

Securis’ R2 certification ensures that our clients’ equipment doesn’t end up in a landfill. Ever.

Here are just a few of the R2 requirements:

  • We’ve undergone a rigorous audit by an independent third party who evaluates more than 50 areas of performance
  • We’re held accountable to effectively and securely destroy all data on our clients’ data storage devices
  • We do not export equipment or its components
  • We send materials only to licensed and permitted R2 facilities

What it boils down to is that Securis understands the need for your data to remain secure and effectively and securely destroys that data. It also means that when doing so, we’re not contributing to mountains made of dead electronics. And that’s good for all of us.


photo credit: http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/sep/26/rare-earth-metals-technology-boom