There are well-respected industry associations and non-profits that specialize in different areas of IT Asset Disposition. ASCDI – The ITAD Association has partnered with these organizations to further promote sustainability and circular economy.
Please click on the links below to learn more.
Sustainable Electronics Recycling International – SERI
SERI’s Board of Directors and its R2 Technical Advisory Committee comprise diverse groups of individuals representing recyclers, customers of recyclers, government, purchasing officials, nonprofit organizations, certification bodies, OEMs, and others. This enables SERI to understand and incorporate the political, sociological, and economic dimensions – not just the environmental and technical – into the solutions it helps craft.
SERI has the expertise to administer the R2 Certification Program with help from a widely diverse and experienced Board. SERI is keenly familiar with the multi-dimensional challenges relating to refurbishing and final disposition of electronics, including those that confront many developing countries and regions of the world.
Though SERI’s focus primarily lies within the used portion of the electronics lifecycle, we realize that it takes responsible decision making and forward planning at every point in the lifecycle to achieve our goals. Since sustainability cannot start at a device’s end of life, we’ll pursue opportunities to make a positive difference all throughout the electronics lifecycle.
While SERI is currently best known as the housing body and ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization for the R2 Standard, our reach continues to grow as we find new opportunities to make a positive impact for everyone, everywhere around the globe.
Reverse Logistics Association – RLA
The Reverse Logistics Association is the only authoritative body for best practices related to reverse logistics. RLA is a member-driven, global trade association for the returns and reverse industry. The RLA offers information, research, solutions, and facilitates networking introductions for manufacturers, retail companies, and third-party providers. Our goal is to educate and inform reverse logistics professionals globally and be the voice of the reverse industry.
International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers – IAITAM
The International Association of Information Technology Asset Manager, Inc. (“IAITAM”) the professional association for individuals and organizations involved in any aspect of IT Asset Management (“ITAM”), Software Asset Management (“SAM”), Hardware Asset Management and the lifecycle processes supporting IT Asset Management in organizations of every size and industry across the globe.
IAITAM officially incorporated in 2022 after years of extensive research. However, the concept of IAITAM started back in 1998 when a group of software and hardware asset managers began meeting to discuss the need for a centralized organization devoted to expanding and codifying information and knowledge within the IT Hardware & Software Asset Management fields.
The Repair Association – Repair.org
It’s simple. You bought it, you should own it. Period.
You should have the right to use it, modify it, and repair it whenever, wherever, and however you want. It’s our mission to make sure you can. We fight for your right to fix.
Our goal is to advocate for repair-friendly policies, regulations, statutes, and standards at the national, state, and local levels.
Members of The Repair Association enjoy the backing of some of the world’s most powerful activists. We travel the globe on your behalf, testifying in front of statehouses, standards committees, and media outlets to make sure your business continues to thrive.
Our efforts have already yielded success from jailbreaking to automotive repair and even the right to unlock your cellphone.
We plan to do more. We’ll be launching more initiatives that are important to the repair industry in the future…stay tuned.