ERS International, headquartered in Toronto, has received e-Stewards certification for its Chicago-area electronics recycling facility. The Basel Action Network, Seattle, developed and administers the e-Stewards program.
Through a third-party audit process, e-Stewards certification ensures ERS International's customers that data are secure, no prison labor is used, toxic electronic waste (e-waste) is not exported to developing nations and e-waste does not end up in landfills or incinerators, BAN says.
“We are delighted to see ERS International add its name to the growing list of e-Stewards electronics recycling companies recognized as industry leaders,” BAN Executive Director Jim Puckett says. “They are among the recyclers that are willing to go the extra mile to be truly socially and environmentally responsible with their customers' e-waste.”
Established in 2003, ERS International has grown globally with 11 locations in six countries.
“With the addition of our new state-of-the-art facility in Chicago, we continue to help people ‘Do What's Right' with an innovative, one-stop, environmentally responsible recycling solution,” says Alfea Principe, global director of corporate compliance at ERS International. “Leading organizations around the world trust ERS International to recycle their unwanted electronic equipment due to our emphasis on detailed audited processes, innovative technology and the reliable strength of our security.”