The e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment.
The e-Stewards® Standard has been designed to serve recyclers, re-furbishers, asset managers, processors, refiners, and re-deployment companies a rigorous, yet practical and operational criteria for globally responsible recycling and refurbishing of electronic equipment.
Be Environmentally Responsible
Demonstrate you are operating in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, reducing the export of e-waste, and the impact it has on developing countries.
Ensure Worker Safety
The standard also ensures worker protection through extensive baseline protections and monitoring of workers and accountability for the entire recycling chain of toxic materials.
Supply Chain Assurance
Providing e-Stewards® Enterprises with a system for assuring customers that their supply chains are functioning in an environmentally and socially responsible manner
Protect Data Security & Privacy
e-Stewards Certification is open to electronics recyclers, refurbishers and processors in all developed countries.
What Is It?
The Standard was established by the Basel Action Network (BAN) in partnership with leaders in the recycling industry.
Its purpose is to provide appropriately rigorous, yet practical operational criteria for globally responsible recycling and refurbishing of electronic equipment.
All stored data from all devices must be destroyed.
Best Recycling Practices
Managing toxic e-waste must be done in accordance with best available practices to protect workers and the environment.
Responsible Management of Toxins
e-Stewards recyclers must track all toxic materials downstream of their facilities, account for them, and ensure proper management.
No child, coerced, or prison labour is permitted.
Legal and Responsible Exports
Exports of toxic e-waste to developing countries are not allowed in accordance with international law (Basel Convention).
e-Stewards requires that all of the facilities and operations in each country belonging to a company are covered under the certification.