The IT asset disposition firm Redemtech, headquartered in Columbus, Ohio, has announced that its Guelph, Ontario, technology change management (TCM) center has been certified to the e-Stewards Standard. Redemtech says it is the first company in Canada to be e-Stewards certified.
"As Canada's first e-Stewards-certified recycler, we are uniquely qualified to meet the demands of government agencies and companies in Canada for e-waste disposition practices that meet the highest standards for protecting the environment and ensuring corporate social responsibility," says Kuljit Parmar, president, Redemtech Canada. "Our deep understanding of the Canadian marketplace and regulatory environment enables us to eliminate risk from the recycling process and deliver a solution that exceeds customer expectations."
Redemtech's operations in the United States and United Kingdom also are e-Stewards certified, with the U.K. location becoming the first certified recycler in Europe in September 2010, the company says.
Redemtech Canada's Ontario TCM Center is also ISO 14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified, while the company’s British Columbia facility is in the process of completing these certifications and e-Stewards.
"These certifications demonstrate our commitment to serving large enterprises as a global partner that can deliver a consistent offering across borders, languages and industries that surpasses customer expectations and delivers on world-class standards of practice," says Robert Houghton, president of Redemtech.
"This achievement reflects Redemtech's long-term commitment to globally responsible electronics recycling," says Jim Puckett, executive director of the Basal Action Network (BAN), Seattle, which administers the e-Stewards program. "As the first e-Steward in Canada, Redemtech is ensuring the highest standards of environmental stewardship as it expands its global presence."