SUNNYVALE, Calif. and SAN DIEGO, April 16, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Fujitsu America, Inc., a leading ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 provider of business, information technology, and communications solutions, in partnership with AnythingIT, a U.S. owned and operated, fully-certified and compliant electronics recycler, together announced today that they have exceeded the 150,000-pound mark of eCycled electronic waste. Over the last eight years, Fujitsu and AnythingIT have successfully removed end-of-life electronics such as laptops, desktops, printers and servers from companies in the healthcare, education, retail, government and public sector. Through AnythingIT E-Stewards certified recycling process, all electronics have been disposed of in accordance with ISO 14001 and certified by the EPA to operate transparently providing certification documentation for all materials received -- thereby keeping de-manufactured components out of landfills.
"Enterprise technology is one of the fastest growing industries in the world today, as computers, tablets and laptops have become a necessity for maximizing productivity. As our customers' rapidly increase adoption of our first-rate technology offerings, we also need to be cognizant of our responsibilities to properly dispose of out-of-date devices," said Kevin Wrenn, senior vice president, PC business, Fujitsu America, Inc. "From supporting new clients with our technology to helping upgrade current ones, we are dedicated to supporting the entire lifecycle of electronics and are extremely happy to be working with AnythingIT to ensure that all of the de-manufactured materials are recycled in the most eco-friendly, responsible way."
Fujitsu, in addition to providing industry leading technology, offers clients with system management and integration opportunities to create a seamless transition to their upgraded hardware. Outdated technology, regardless of manufacturer, is then given to AnythingIT for proper disposal. AnythingIT is a global organization that employs experts in the area of technology, asset management and logistic support. Through a comprehensive suite of management services, AnythingIT is able to meet the needs of medium and large companies and provide strategic consulting and hands-on implementation throughout every phase of a project lifecycle. AnythingIT is properly certified, obtaining e-Stewards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and Class D Permit certifications. AnythingIT also provides services for nationwide removal of IT assets, inventory services/data collection, real-time market valuation and data destruction.
"It is estimated that corporations retire more than eleven million computers each year, not counting other devices. At this rate, it is important to address the effects of this waste on the environment if not properly recycled," said David Bernstein, president and CEO of AnythingIT. "We are honored to partner with Fujitsu and applaud their dedication to responsibly retiring their equipment through our certified recycling process. We look forward to continuing our relationship and anticipate reaching many more milestones in the future."
Fujitsu is the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company offering a full range of technology products, solutions and services. Approximately 170,000 Fujitsu people support customers in more than 100 countries. We use our experience and the power of ICT to shape the future of society with our customers. Fujitsu Limited (TSE:6702) reported consolidated revenues of 4.4 trillion yen (US$47 billion) for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information, please see http://www.fujitsu.com.
About Fujitsu America, Inc.
Fujitsu America, Inc. is a leading ICT solutions provider for organizations in the U.S., Canada and the Caribbean. Fujitsu enables clients to meet their business objectives through integrated offerings and solutions, including consulting, systems integration, managed services, outsourcing and cloud services for infrastructure, platforms and applications; data center and field services; and server, storage, software and mobile/tablet technologies. For more information, please visit: http://solutions.us.fujitsu.com/ and http://twitter.com/fujitsuamerica.
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AnythingIT is a leading asset management vendor and e-waste handler serving OEM's, Equipment Resellers, government and enterprise clients. Services provided by the company include: data scrubbing, shredding, inventory management, repair and remarketing of equipment and recycling of parts and materials. AnythingIT has been operating since 1992 and is a GSA Schedule Holder who is an e-Stewards and ISO 14001 certified company.
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