Obtain the Official Standard

Currently, all e-Stewards Processors must be certified to the new Version 4.1 of the e-Stewards Standard. The V4.0 to V4.1 transition plan was previously published to describe the dates and timeline for the transition for existing e-Stewards from V4.0 to V4.1. To access Version 4.1 of the Standard, Sanctioned Interpretations, or the previously published Transition Plan, see the table below.

e-Stewards Standard Version 4.1

Official Standard

Official e-Stewards Standard V4.1 e-Stewards Standard V4.1 Guidance e-Stewards Standard Standard V4.1 with V4.1 Guidance
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(Last Updated on 4/20/2023)
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(Last Updated on 4/20/2023)

Additional e-Stewards Standard V4.1 Resources

Version 4.1 with Highlighted Changes Current Approved Sanctioned Interpretations Transition Plan from V4.0 to V4.1
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Terms of Use for the Official Standard

The e-Stewards Standard requires the international environmental management systems standard ISO 14001© (ISO) or RIOS™ (Recycling Industry Operating Standard). Additionally, as of July 1, 2022, it will require the current version of the international data security standard known as NAID AAA Certification including all NAID endorsements relevant to the Organization’s business model.