About the Standard

The e-Stewards Standard is an environmental, health and safety, and data security management system standard created specifically for the electronics recycling and asset recovery industries. It is the basis for the accredited e-Stewards Certification program and was developed in a multi-stakeholder process with experts and leaders in related fields.

Written for international use, the e-Stewards Standard is consistent with international waste trade laws, social accountability standards, and environmental and health and safety management system norms. ISO 14001, the global standard for environmental management systems, is integrated into the e-Stewards Standard, resulting in certification to both ISO 14001 and the e-Stewards Standard.

The e-Stewards Standard is a living document and updated as needed with relevant information to keep up with changing legislation and industry norms. It has undergone one evolution already and is in its second version.

All organizations seeking certification must meet requirements in both the current e-Stewards Standard and the current e-Stewards Sanctioned Interpretations.