-- Redemtech Leads Fight Against Illicit E-Waste Exports Globally with
e-Stewards Certified Locations in Three Countries --
COLUMBUS, Ohio, June 19, 2012 /CNW/ - Redemtech, a world leader in IT Asset Disposition, announced today it is the
first company to achieve e-Stewards® Electronic Recycling Certification
in Canada for its Guelph, Ontario, TCM Center – a key advantage toward
helping Canadian and multi-national organizations ensure environmental
responsibility and legal compliance.
Despite laws and international treaties that ban the export of
electronic waste, or e-waste, from Canada to developing countries, this
illicit trade continues to flow freely and devastate the environment in
impoverished nations across Africa and Asia.
E-Stewards is a globally accredited, third-party audited program developed by the
Basel Action Network (BAN), with support from environmental groups and
industry leaders. Redemtech has chosen to pursue e-Stewards
Certification because it is the only e-waste recycling standard that
assures customers that no e-waste will be exported to developing
countries as well as zero use of prison labor, landfills or
incinerators for toxic materials.
"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," said 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."
For an overview of Canadian e-waste laws and regulations, visit the Redemtech regulatory library.
Redemtech's operations in the U.S. and U.K. are also e-Stewards
Certified, with the U.K. named the first certified recycler in Europe
in September 2010. Redemtech Canada's Ontario TCM Center is also ISO
14001, ISO 9001 and OHSAS 18001 certified, while the British Columbia
facility is in the process of completing these certifications and
"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," said
Robert Houghton, president of Redemtech.
"This achievement reflects Redemtech's long-term commitment to globally
responsible electronics recycling," said Jim Puckett, executive
director of BAN. "As the first e-Steward in Canada, Redemtech is
ensuring the highest standards of environmental stewardship as it
expands its global presence."
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