What's the e-Stewards Standard?

The e-Stewards Standard was created by e-Stewards International in 2009 and is a globally accredited, independently audited certification for electronics recyclers that calls for:

  • Secure data.  Sensitive information must be removed from all devices.
  • Global Compliance.  Compliance with all laws in all jurisdictions is required, including international trade treaties.
  • Ethical Labor.  No child, coerced, or prison labor is permitted.
  • Safe Exports.  Exports of toxic e-waste to developing countries are not allowed.

You can demonstrate your commitment to environmental safety and social justice when you use certified e-Stewards recyclers or become an e-Stewards Enterprise.