Purposeful partnering – the ITAD reBOOT Canada purpose

July 31, 2018 Marc Saltzman

Returning, Refurbishing, and possibly Recycling products.  Often overlooked however a significant part of any business reverse logistic operations can impact your dollar – and now your community and your corporate social responsibility.

IT asset disposition (ITAD) –  which refers to disposing of obsolete or unwanted equipment in a safe, secure, and ecologically-responsible manner –  is a component that requires critical consideration.

In fact, Ingram Micro has already earned praise as a leading global provider in lifecycle and support services, including ITAD – by helping organizations reduce program risk, cost, and complexity – and now the company has partnered with reBOOT Canada to bolster the significance of its work in this space.

Through this unique partnership, Ingram Micro will offer a direct channel between clients and vital charitable work and programs, undertaken by reBOOT Canada since 1995.

It’s a win-win!  Organizations returning retired assets have the peace of mind knowing Ingram Micro Canada will ensure data destruction for all equipment and will refurbish equipment for the reBOOT Canada program. Assets that can’t be refurbished are responsibly recycled. Micro’s partnership with reBOOT Canada supports access to basic but vital technology, internet access and job skills development, building digital capacity within communities and improving economic prospects for neighbors in need.

Over the last two decades, reBOOT Canada has distributed more than 250,000 items, provided tens of thousands of hours of instruction and provides free internet access to thousands of users per month.

In a company statement, Francisco Rota, Executive Director of reBOOT Canada, said “working with Ingram Micro lets us leverage strengths to take the reBOOT Canada conversation national and create opportunities for every Canadian to participate in and benefit from the growing importance of technology and the digital economy.”

Keith Ford, Director of Business Development and Canadian lead for Ingram Micro ITAD, believe this partnership makes good sense, and with a “meaningful” social impact. “Many people just see Ingram Micro as an IT parts distributor, and what they don’t see is the best in class logistics and ITAD infrastructure behind our many years of success.”

For more info on Ingram Micro Canada’s Commerce & Lifecycle Services, visit ingrammicrocommerce.com,

 

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