VANCOUVER, June 5, 2013 /CNW/ - The Electronic Recycling Association is
happy to announce its work towards ISO14000 and ISO27000 certification
with the assistance from The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC)
(Banque de Développement du Canada) a federal Crown corporation wholly
owned by the Government of Canada.
ISO14000 and ISO27000 certification award recognizes commitment to
environmental programme, sustainability and highest data security,
consistent with the principles of ISO international standards.
Bojan Paduh of ERA.CA said: "I'm thrilled because these certificates
will further recognise the way we already put green issues and
information security at the forefront of our agenda. When we take
decisions in the boardroom safety, security and environmental matters
are always at the top of our agenda.
"We live in a throw-away society where the opportunities afforded by old
electrical equipment are often ignored. At ERA.CA we prioritize re-use
of equipment and bring it back into use for charities and community
groups either via free of charge donations on behalf of our clients or
at a low cost - both positively benefiting the local community and
Since it was launched in 2003, ERA.CA has also provided many training
opportunities for unemployed and disadvantaged people.
Paduh said: "We aim to give something back to the local community. I
came to Canada as a 12 year old refugee myself so I know first hand
that a little bit of support can make an amazing difference to people's
As well as the ISO 14000 and ISO 27000, ERA.CA is also working towards
ISO 9000, which is held by only around 3 per cent of Canadian
businesses and recognises investment in people, training, and quality
of customer service.
Earlier this year ERA.CA became the only one in Western Canada with
several state of the art Ameri-Shred mobile hard drive shredders, which
can destroy up to 200 hard drives per hour, making data not recoverable
even by the special services.
Also, earlier this month ERA.CA challenged Google's $200 Google laptop
offer - with its own sub ERA.CA $100 refurbished laptop offer for low
income families and access to low cost equipment for small businesses
with ultra-secure OPEN-BSD open source operating system. Full story
with video here:
ERA installs software for charities with the help of volunteers. ERA
also installs specialty server software for charities, Calgary's very
own, Opensource, OpenBSD, which is an ultra secure server operating
system, as well as a personal operating system.
ERA.CA Free Guide to computer recycling:
SOURCE: Electronic Recycling Association
For further information:
www.era.ca / firstname.lastname@example.org / 1-403.262.4488