The Basel Action Network (BAN), Seattle, has announced that Dataserv USA Inc.’s Dayton and South Brunswick, N.J., plants have been certified to the e-Stewards standard. BAN developed and administers the e-Stewards program.
Charles McFadden, vice president of operations for Dataserv USA, says, “Having e-Stewards certifications and meeting the standards for ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and Responsible Recycling (R2) make us part of a select group of recyclers. The toxic metals found in electronic devices easily become environmental pollutants if not managed properly.”
Jim Puckett, BAN executive director, says, “We welcome Dataserv USA and congratulate them for achieving the ‘gold standard’ for global responsibility. There are far too many recyclers out there that simply export your old TV or computer to developing countries rather than properly managing it. Certified e-Stewards recyclers have undergone the industry’s most rigorous independent audit process and can demonstrate that they are managing all of the toxic materials and sensitive data responsibly.”
Thomas Holberg, global director of compliance and recycling for the Dataserv group, says, “The e-Stewards certification not only substantiates our core beliefs in health, safety and the environment, but it [also] assures our customers we are meeting their needs for adherence to the highest responsibility standards for their electronic equipment.”