The e-Stewards Standard was created by the environmental organization Basel Action Network in 2009. e-Stewards recyclers are certified through annual audits to the e-Stewards Standard. The e-Stewards Certification is supported by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). EPA notes that e-Stewards is a certification that “advances best management practices and offers a way to assess the environmental, worker health, and security practices of entities managing used electronics.”
The e-Stewards certification is available all over the world, is globally accredited, and independently audited by trained auditors. The e-Stewards Standard for electronics recyclers and asset managers requires:
You can demonstrate your commitment to environmental safety and social justice when you use certified e-Stewards recyclers. The best way to support the e-Stewards program is by becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise.