Environmental Policy

eForce Compliance is committed to the highest level of environmental stewardship and is a member of the EPA's Sustainability Partnership Program. It is our mission to constantly seek the highest reasonable reuse value for all materials we collect. We strive to maintain a zero landfill policy and zero export of hazardous e-waste to developing countries with added emphasis on the reduction of our carbon footprint in the processing of materials by our partnerships with local non-profit and community agencies. Our affiliates also share our mission to consider the environmental impact of their operations as paramount to the overall success of recycling initiatives.

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ENVIRONMENTAL, HEALTH & SAFETY POLICY

eForce Compliance is committed to following e-Stewards Standards Version 2.0 and to maintain conformance to the requirements of our EH&S management system.  We are equally committed to meet or exceed our customer requirements, to continually improve our processes, to prevent pollution and work place injuries and illness, and to maintain compliance with applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which eForce Compliance subscribes which relate to our environmental and Stewardship aspects.  The goal of eForce Compliance' operation is to have a positive impact on the environment through responsible recycling practices that includes the conservation of metals, plastic and other non-renewable resources.  Consistent with these core operations, it is eForce Compliance' overall goal to accomplish its business objects while meeting and exceeding the environmental and health & safety expectations of our management, employees, customer, suppliers and regulators.

We will continually improve our system while striving to minimize adverse impacts on the environment by managing used and end-of-life electronic equipment, components and materials - with respect to both on-site activites and the selection of downstream vendors - using a "reuse, recover, dispose" hierarchy of responsible management strategies.

In addition to the above statement, eForce Compliance is committed to:

  • The prevention of exports of Hazardous Electronic Waste (HEWs) throughout the Recycling Chain which violate international laws, treaties, and agreements,
  • The prohibition of forced or child labor throughout the Recycling Chain;
  • The prohibition of prison operations throughout the Recycling Chain that involve incarcerated individuals handling HEWs or Customer Data; and:

- Are subsidized by government (directly or indirectly),
- Involve the likelihood of risks of release or misuse of Customer Data, or
- Do not provide workers with the same rights as private sector workers to protections from exposure to toxics.

  • Social accountability values within eForce Compliance consistent with the principles of SA 8000;
  • Providing the framework for establishing and reviewing environmental, occupation health & safety, and data security objectives and targets;
  • Preventing of pollution;
  • Ensuring that these policies are appropriate to our operations, and its operational environmental impacts and health and safety risks;
  • Ensuring that this system and policies are communicated and understood by all persons working for or on behalf of eForce Compliance;
  • Is available to the public;
  • Encourages all Downstream Processors to operate consistent with the principles of SA 8000; and
  • Ensuring that this EH&S policy is documents, implements and maintained.

We recognize that the responsibilities for protection of the environment and worker health & safety are shared, requiring cooperation between employees, their supervisors and top management.  eForce Compliance will continually improve its environmental performance through responsible recycling practices.  This will include setting goals, taking into consideration our business, financial, operational and legal requirements as well as the views of interested parties.