Revised Requirements for Transitioning from V2 to V3 e-Stewards Standard
The Revised e-Stewards Transition Requirements were published and effective on August 9, 2017, redefining the requirements for recyclers, refurbishers, certification bodies, and the accreditation body when transitioning from Version 2 to Version 3 of the e-Stewards Standard. Both Version 2 of the e-Stewards Standard and the ISO 14001:2004 Standard (and certificates to them) become invalid on September 15, 2018. In order to transition to V3, work must begin far in advance of this deadline to implement and document the new V3 requirements in the management system, schedule and conduct audits with ample time to close out nonconformities, and issue V3 certificates prior to the September 2018 deadline. All interested parties are encouraged to prioritize this transition as soon as possible to avoid additional audits or invalid certificates.
The primary purposes of the revised transition requirements are to:
a) Give both certification bodies (CBs) and recyclers/refurbishers more time to prepare for V3 audits;
b) Allow ANAB’s new ‘Declaration for Transition’ of accreditation for e-Stewards CBs, in order to make the transition workable for CBs while retaining adequate rigor in the process; and
c) Better clarify requirements for CBs as they transition their own internal programs and their clients to V3.
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e-Stewards 2017 Face-2-Face Meeting in Orlando, FL
Registration is now open for the 2017 e-Stewards Certified Recyclers/Refurbishers Face-2-Face meeting. This year, based on requests, we are holding the Face-2-Face meeting in Orlando, FL, directly after the E-Scrap Conference. E-Scrap ends at 2:30 p.m., and check-in for the Face-2-Face meeting starts at 3:30, with the meeting starting at 4:00 p.m.
For those attending E-Scrap, the Face-2-Face is at the Radisson Resort Orlando Celebration, FL, just 8.5 miles from E-Scrap. For those of you only attending the Face-2-Face meeting, the Radisson is only 20.6 miles (approx. 28 minutes) from Orlando International Airport.
To find out more information, to register for the meeting, and to book your Group Rate hotel rooms, click here. We look forward to seeing you September 20th – 22nd, 2017.
Version 3 of e-Stewards Standard: Published March 15, 2017
Access Version 3 Standard: V3 is available for purchase on the e-Stewards website click here to access. Due to the licensing agreement with ANSI for use of ISO 14001: 2015, we must pay a royalty for each copy distributed, and therefore we must charge a fee to recipients of V3, even if you purchased V2 in the past.
Transition from V2 to V3 certification: The publication of V3 is exactly 18 months prior to the expiration of the older (2004) ISO 14001 standard. This allows 18 months for currently certified e-Stewards to upgrade to V3. After September 15, 2018, V2 of the Standard will become obsolete, and companies that have not upgraded will lose their e-Stewards certified status until they become certified to V3.
For more detailed information and deadlines for recyclers, CBs and ANAB regarding transitioning from V2 to V3, please click here.
Differences between V2 and V3: To access a downloadable PDF document with an overview of the differences between V2 and V3, please click here.
Coming soon: There will be a free Review Version of V3 of the Standard, and as before, this will have the language of ISO 14001 paraphrased with permission from ANSI. Following that, there will be a guidance document available for V3 as well.
e-Stewards App Available to Download Now
The e-Stewards website App is now available for both Android and Apple mobile devices. This App puts the most commonly used pages and tools from the e-Stewards website at your fingertips. You can quickly access things such as: the latest program updates, the e-Stewards difference brochure, videos, exposés, the Standard, SI’s and much more! Some selections on the App are for certified e-Stewards only and require a username and password. If you don’t have a username and password, please request yours today by contacting: info@e-Stewards.org.
Android Users: Go to the Google Play Store and search “e-Stewards” in the search bar, then click the “install” button. It can also be found by clicking this link while on your Android device.
Apple Users: Go to the Apple Store and search “e-Stewards” or click here if on your Apple device.
We look forward to hearing your feedback so we can continue to make improvements and additions to suit your needs!
Don’t Be Left Out of a Promotional Opportunity
Some certified e-Stewards companies have not taken advantage of having a personalized page on the e-Stewards website to promote your business. These pages are accessed by clicking on company names, which are found on the List of Recyclers page. All companies with a personalized page are added to a monthly rotation schedule, and each month ten companies are rotated onto the e-Stewards Enterprise page called, Meet the Recyclers. If you still need a personalized page on the e-Stewards website, please notify us at email@example.com, and send us the following: your company description (120 words or less); a high resolution photo (at least 300 dpi); and your company logo (file types: eps, png, gif, jpg or zip). To see this month’s Meet the Recyclers click here. Don’t miss out on this free marketing opportunity!