Commitment to the Highest Standard for Environmental and Social Responsibility
Cork, Ireland. January 28, 2020. Wisetek, a leading global Information technology asset disposition (ITAD), reuse and manufacturing service, and e-Stewards® have reached an agreement to extend their American e-Stewards Certifications to all of Wisetek’s facilities worldwide within two years. The four additional facilities to be added in that time frame will be in Cork, Ireland; Dublin, Ireland; Reading, UK; and Amphur Sriracha, Thailand.
Wisetek has chosen e-Stewards certification to maintain alignment with their standing goal of providing the most responsible and ethical standard for ITAD services to its many multinational clients. These new global facilities will join Wisetek’s existing US e-Stewards Certified sites in Hyattsville, Maryland; Beltsville, Maryland; Milford, Massachusetts; Sacramento, California, and Austin, Texas.
“Wisetek’s ethics and culture ensures that we do not compromise on environmental and social responsibility, anywhere we do business,” said Sean Sheehan, CEO of Wisetek. “Over the years, e-Stewards has emerged as the industry gold standard consistent with that aim and this new agreement reflects our acknowledgement and honor of that standing.”
To meet the needs of international clients wishing to expand their e-Stewards Certification footprint, e-Stewards has recently created a new designation — e-Stewards Committed, for existing e-Stewards Certified companies that operate in one country but wish to attain global coverage. The new designation is designed to benefit responsible global enterprise companies who prefer to work with ethical recycling partners that emphasize optimal levels of responsible ITAD wherever they do business.
e-Stewards will soon release Version 4.0 of its Standard. The new version maintains and extends some of the existing rigorous requirements while presenting these in a simplified form. e-Stewards 4.0 will require an additional Certification to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management System standard, and as of July, 2022 will also require the world’s best data security standard — NAID’s AAA Certification. The e-Stewards Standard remains uniquely based on the definitions and trade rules of the Basel Convention and the new version will include application of the latest Basel Convention amendments. Further, uniquely, in addition to the yearly in-person audits, all Certified e-Stewards Recyclers and ITAD companies are subject to random unannounced inspections, and random hidden deployment of GPS trackers within their recycling streams to verify ongoing performance.
“We are very excited to be part of the growth trajectory of a company with the deservedly excellent reputation of Wisetek,” said Jim Puckett, founder of the Basel Action Network which operates the e-Stewards program. “We’re gratified that they have done the analysis and concluded that among the various standards and partners out there, e-Stewards is their choice to foster their requirements for ethics and excellence.”
For more information contact:
e-Stewards Program Manager
+1 240 696 2897
About e-Stewards® Certification
The e-Stewards® Initiative, is a market-based solution to help individuals and organizations identify and promote electronics recyclers who ensure that used electronics are managed with the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. e-Stewards Certified Recyclers and Refurbishers are audited and certified to ensure highest levels of responsibility and e-Stewards Enterprises are major corporations, municipalities, nonprofits or institutions that agree to make best efforts to make use of e-Stewards Certified Recyclers. e-Stewards is a program established by the environmental advocacy organization Basel Action Network. See e-Stewards Video.
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