Computer Connection of CNY, Inc. Expands Business of Responsibly Recycling Electronic Waste

Utica, NY, May 30, 2014 --( Computer Connection of CNY, Inc. (Computer Connection) announced today that it has officially received R2 | ISO 14001:2004 Certification; which is the highest industry standard for responsible recycling of electronic waste according to environmental health and safety measures.

R2 | ISO 14001:2004 Certification (commonly referred to as Responsible Recycling Certification) provides annual auditing and verification of Computer Connection’s environmentally responsible and transparent management of electronic components. These components include, but are not limited to: servers, storage systems, hard drives, computers, computer accessories, and miscellaneous consumer electronics. This Certification also ensures that data on hard drives and other storage devices is properly sanitized or destroyed in accordance of the Department of Defense standards.

“Our organization was founded as an IT resale company of new and refurbished hardware. It only made sense to branch out and offer a responsible means for us and our clients to dispose of end-of-life electronics equipment, as well as ensure that their data wasn’t compromised during the process,” said Scott Fluty, Chief Executive Officer and President at Computer Connection.

Computer Connection was recommended for this certification in early January 2014. The rigorous third party audit included over 50 areas of operational and environmental performance over a course of a year, in 2 stages. Each stage of the audit measured internal documentation of procedures and how those procedures are executed within the facility.

“One of our main goals is to ensure our employees, our partners and our community at large understands the importance of electronic waste disposal; as well as its negative effects on our environment,” said Tricia Shauger, Chief Operations Officer at Computer Connection.

Some of the major goals of the Nationally Recognized R2 | ISO 14001:2004

Standards include:

Assure open, transparent, and balanced governance of the R2 Standard
Educate about responsible recycling practices
Promote the use of the R2 Standard
Explore opportunities for collaboration in furtherance of responsible electronics recycling throughout the world

About Computer Connection of CNY, Inc.

Computer Connection of Central New York, Inc., is a systems integrator, reseller and recycler of IT networking/security hardware. Computer Connection has the knowledge and product base to increase the security posture and enhance the efficiency of your network. Employees are able to design, configure and implement custom solutions to fit our customer’s network architecture using the latest hardware based technologies.

Recycling Mission

Computer Connection strives for superior end-of-life asset management of electronic equipment by abiding by R2 certification policies by reducing, reusing, recycling and recovering electronics in an environmentally safe manner. Computer Connection consistently follows environmental rules, regulations, and health & safety laws. Computer Connection continues to achieve our goals of zero waste by diverting electronics, plastic, batteries, and metal from entering landfills.

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Computer Connection of CNY, Inc.
Jade Streifert
Marketing Coordinator
Phone: 1.800.566.4786
Computer Connection of CNY, Inc.
Jade Streifert