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16 June 2016

Arrow Value Recovery Ostrava-Hrabova facility among 6 in EMEA to receive ISO 27001 certification for data security

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Amongst six other Arrow Value Recovery EMEA facilities, the site in Ostrava has received the demanding ISO 27001 certification for their information management security systems.

ISO 27001

The certificate was issued after extensive audits during which the processes for secure data sanitization and refurbishment of used ICT equipment were verified. The new certification helps ensure that Arrow Value Recovery meets the highest standards for handling client information carrying assets. ISO 27001 also helps clients to meet their obligation in regards to data privacy regulations. In addition to risk assessment and the mitigation of these risks, Arrow is constantly improving their system’s security. Beside the facility in Ostrava the other facilities which are located in Belgium, Germany, France, the Netherlands, and UK.

“We are proud to receive the ISO 27001 certification, which further strengthens our secure data sanitization processes and our global commitment to the protection of our clients’ data. While at the same time we further enhance our one Arrow global compliance program, adding ISO 27001 certification in addition to ADISA, R2, RIOS, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001,” said Mark Majeske, President Global Reverse Logistics, Arrow Electronics.

The ISO 27001 certification is now requested more and more by customers, both those who fundamentally require it and those who would like it as an added benefit. As an example of this, every business in the UK public sector requires the certification. The recently-published EU Data Privacy Regulation imposes stricter requirements on companies for the collection, processing, storage and destruction of personal data. Data destruction through a certified company like Arrow Value Recovery ensures the clients’ compliance with new regulations and helps them to avoid increased fines for non-compliance.

Arrow’s Value Recovery group is a worldwide provider of IT asset disposition (ITAD) and aftermarket solutions, designed to deliver data security, efficiency and value. With specialized expertise in reverse logistics, IT asset management and asset recovery, Arrow enables organizations to uncover hidden value and increase sustainability at the end of the IT product life cycle. In EMEA, Arrow Value Recovery operates throughout EMEA and has wholly owned facilities in Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and UK.

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