Global eWaste Solutions Ltd., with locations in in Duncan, British Columbia, and Guelph, Ontario, has achieved e-Stewards certification. Global eWaste Solutions also uses the acronym GES, however the Canadian e-Stewards recycler is in no way affiliated with Global Environmental Services in Kentucky and Texas, the company that earlier this month admitted to dumping and burying hazardous electronics waste next to a watershed in Kentucky.
The e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment was developed by the Basel Action Network (BAN), Seattle. As an e-Stewards certifed company, Global eWaste Solutions has undergone and will continue to have third-party audits to assure conformity with the e-Stewards Standard.
In July 2015 the e-Stewards program introduced unannounced on-site inspections. These audits are conducted by e-Stewards inspectors and provide additional assurance of standard conformity, BAN says.
"We are proud to have recently attained e-Stewards certification, as we acknowledge the standard as the highest available in the ITAD (information technology asset disposition) industry," says Kuljit Parmar, president of Global Ewaste Solutions. "We believe the e-Stewards core principles should be the goal for all participants in the ITAD industry in order to best manage the data security, health and safety and environmental impacts of the electronic waste.”
He continues, “With our facilities in BC and Ontario, the only sites in Canada currently certified to this standard, we are well-suited to bring the e-Stewards values of quality, care and transparency to our customers across Canada, and with our expansion into Singapore and Minneapolis we are ready to service clients around the world.”