The Basel Action Network (BAN) Seattle, has announced that Glezco’s Nuevo Leon, Mexico, electronics recycling plant has been certified to the e-Stewards standard, developed by BAN. Glezco, headquartered in Tlaquepaque, Jalisco, Mexico, is Mexico’s first certified e-Stewards recycler.
In addition to the Nuevo Leon plant, Glezco operates three other electronics recycling facilities in the Mexican cities of Guadalajara, Jalisco and Tijuana. The company also operates an electronics recycling facility in Laredo, Texas.
Glezco’s other operations are undergoing certification, as required under the e-Stewards standard.
“We are thrilled to welcome the first Mexican e-Stewards recycler,” says Jim Puckett, executive director of BAN. “The global expansion of the e-Stewards program is essential for servicing the needs of the world’s most responsible multi-national corporations.”
In addition to the E-Stewards certification, Glezco’s facilities are ISO 9001, 14001 and 18001 certified. (E-Stewards certification requires ISO 14001 certification.) The company’s plants also have achieved the Clean Industry Certification by SEMARNAT, a voluntary program designed to ensure compliance with Mexico’s federal environmental laws.
“Glezco has a long-standing commitment to best practices, but we felt that the e-Stewards certification was essential for ensuring our customers that their hazardous e-waste and sensitive data will be properly managed,” says Horacio Gonzalez, CEO of Glezco. “It was hard work, but we are very proud of holding the distinction of having passed the test of the industry’s gold standard."