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 overall society"
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 lives."
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
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