Obtain the Official Standard

Currently only V3.1 and V4.0 are in force and e-Stewards Certified recyclers/refurbishers can be certified to either of these versions. However, V3.1 will sunset on August 24, 2021, at which point all e-Stewards Certified recyclers/refurbishers will need to be certified to V4.0. To access the two operational Versions of the Standard see below.

e-Stewards Standard Version 4.0

Official Standard

Official e-Stewards Standard V4.0 Citation List of Sanctioned Interpretations V4.0 e-Stewards Standard V4 Guidance
Free (Click to download) Not Applicable Free (Click to download)
(Last Updated on 9/17/2020)

e-Stewards Standard Version 3.1

Official Standard

Official e-Stewards Standard V3.1 Citation List of Sanctioned Interpretations V3.1
$195.00 (Click here to purchase) Free (Click to download)

Terms of Use for the Official Standard

Version 3.1 makes use of ISO language within the Standard. Thus, it needs to be purchased and the purchaser must sign an End User License Agreement regarding its use, which includes a limit on the number of copies you may store and print with each purchase. Following the purchase, you will receive one digital copy via e-mail and may produce one hard copy, as per ANSI requirements. The End User License Agreement is available in full by clicking here.

Version 4.0 does not contain proprietary ISO language and thus is free of charge and requires no End User License Agreement.

Sanctioned Interpretations to the Official Standard

V3 Sanctioned Interpretations (Standard updates) are integrated into each updated Publication Version Series 3.0 (e.g. 3.1, 3.2). Note: Updated versions of V3, which integrate new Sanctioned Interpretations, will be provided for free to individuals who previously purchased a V3.0 Series Standard. Currently, Version 4.0 has no Sanctioned Interpretations.