Repair, Re-use, Recycle
SCT’s in-house RMA team repairs all returned products where possible, thus extending its lifecycle and ‘green credentials’. Any products which are deemed Beyond Economical Repair (BER) are disposed of in accordance with best industry practice and WEEE government legislation. SCT‘s policy is to:
Repair: Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair products down to board level.
Re-use: Where products cannot be repaired or deemed BER, the product is stripped of all good working components. These are then returned to the repair cycle for future use.
Recycle: Elements of the product which cannot be repaired or re-utilised are broken down into the various precious metals. These are subsequently delivered back into the mainstream recycling chain. SCT engages with specialist suppliers for the recycling and disposal of WEEE, RoHS and other controlled waste. This ensures full compliance with Government waste guidelines, including tracking and certification documentation which demonstrates conformity.
Decommissioning, Disposal and Reverse Logistics
SCT’s secure data wiping service ensures that all products are handled by SC cleared engineers who follow a strict security-audited step-by-step process. This process ensures all data traces are erased from decommissioned products. These are subsequently restored back to factory default settings, thus allowing the part to be reclassified for general use. Upon reclassification, parts which would otherwise be destroyed can be reutilised for support purposes or alternatively recycled and offered for general sale, thus extending the product’s lifecycle.