In order for e-Stewards Certification to provide value, e-Stewards the program relies on the following methods of conformity assurance:
This auditing system is based on global rules and norms, The system relies on multiple tiers of conformitssurance professionals and standards:
e-Stewards’ ANAB accredited certifying bodies are the organizations that certify your facility to the e-Stewards Standard —the defining step in becoming an e-Stewards processor. Once contracted, one of the four CBs, listed below, will independently audit and certify each of your electronic recycling facilities located within one country within the allotted time period of 18 months. Once you have contracted and scheduled with a CB of choice, a Stage 1 audit to determine your readiness will be performed, follwed by a Stage 2 audit to determine implementation. A pre-determined timeline to ‘close’ any non-conformities found will follow each audit, allowing opportunities for correction and improvement. Once all non-conformities are closed a, your CB of choice will issue your e-Stewards Certificate.
The CBs above are the only ones currently qualified to audit and certify your facility(ies). In order to be accepted into the e-Stewards program, all CBs must meet the requirements found in Appendix C of the e-Stewards Standard.
Auditors who participate in the e-Stewards program must be qualified according to ANAB and ISO 19011 Guidelines for quality and/or environmental management systems auditing requirements. In addition, auditors must meet the specific requirements for e-Stewards auditor qualifications which include:
The e-Stewards Performance Verification (PV) program is a unique program run by e-Stewards directly to increase the confidence among stakeholders in the e-Stewards® certification program. It operates over and , abovethe routine annual udits accomplished by the accredited certification bodies. This special program now involves three different aspects.
These inspections are designed to make sure that the Standard is being followed between annual audits. They involve random inspections by a qualified consultant auditor employed by e-Stewards. The inspector can appear at any working hour and request paperwork, interview employees, and examine the loading docks and floor operations. They can take place at process facilities and ancillary sites.
In preparation for this program, every e-Stewards RProcessor will be required to document the procedure describing how your company will receive unannounced inspectors. e-Stewards processors will be required to immediately permit entry into all sites by our inspectors. Please click here* to access a checklist to assist you in preparing for an inspection.
e-Stewards also randomly delivers electronic scrap equipment with embedded GPS trackers to processors in our program to ensure companies fulfill their downstream obligations for electronic wastes. e-Stewards processors can also purchase though the EarthEye™ program more GPS trackers for their own use to provide their customers additional assurance. For more information on this technology visit our and the EarthEye program, click here.
In order to provide greater accountability for participants and their customers alike, the e-Stewards program created the Critical non-Conformity Policy which provides for stronger sanctions for egregious and willful violations of the Standard. Such Critical non-Conformities are addressed outside of the normal procedures of the Certification Body system. Following a careful investigation and review, if the e-Stewards Administrator conclude that a Critical Non-Conformity has occurred as defined by the Policy, Certifications can be suspended, withheld or withdrawn. This policy is available here.
eGreen IT Solutions
11034 N 23rd Dr, Suite 107 Phoenix, AZ 85029
Withdrawn March 2, 2023
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Withdrawn August 15, 2022
2200 6th Avenue, Seattle, WA, USA
12050 Industry Way, Anchorage, AK, USA
6427 NE 59th Place, Portland, OR, USA
Withdrawn May 3, 2016
2700 Hazelhurst Avenue, Orlando, FL, USA
Withheld February 25, 2015