ERI is the first electronic recycling company to obtain SOC 2 Type I compliance certification

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–ERIthe nation’s largest provider of a fully integrated computer and electronic asset disposal and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction business, today announced that it has successfully completed the Type 1 Audit of Service Organization (SOC) 2 certification and received its compliance certification, making ERI the first and only SOC 2 certified e-waste recycler in the industry.

SOC 2 compliance certification is recognized globally for its rigor in examining organizations’ systems and controls. It affirms that ERI’s practices, policies, procedures and operations comply with SOC 2 standards for security and data protection.

Independent SOC 2 audits are conducted to review companies’ effective implementation of employee controls and training, IT systems and risk management control, product discipline and vendor selection. ERI’s SOC 2 exams for Type I compliance testing were conducted in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards. Type I testing confirms that the company’s systems and controls meet SOC 2 auditing standards.

“Achieving SOC 2 Type 1 certification reinforces ERI’s ongoing commitment to security, data protection and responsible recycling of all electronic devices,” said John Shegerian, President and CEO of ERI. . “Our partners and customers can be confident that we are making every investment to establish and maintain the highest level of security and compliance at the highest level. This process also demonstrates that we are willing and able to provide independent testing and validation that proves that our data processing systems and controls can be fully trusted.

Shegerian also noted that ERI is now embarking on SOC 2 Type II compliance, which asserts that its internal systems and controls are effective in meeting auditing standards on an ongoing basis while ensuring the protection of potential clients’ personal assets and existing in the organization.

ERI is the largest fully integrated computer and electronic asset disposal provider and cybersecurity-focused hardware destruction company in the United States. ERI is certified to the highest level by all major environmental and data security watchdogs to de-manufacture, recycle and refurbish every type of electronic device in an environmentally responsible manner. ERI has the capacity to process over one billion pounds of e-waste annually at its eight certified sites, serving all US ZIP codes. ERI’s mission is to protect people, planet and privacy. For more information on e-waste recycling and ERI, call 1-800-ERI-DIRECT or visit