Ingram Micro, a leading IT asset disposition services provider, and the Basel Action Network (BAN), the environmental advocacy organization responsible for the e-Stewards certification standard, jointly announced today that Ingram Micro has committed to certifying all its IT asset processing facilities worldwide to the e-Stewards® standard within three years. Once these certifications are complete, Ingram Micro ITAD will become the first e-Stewards-certified provider operational across five continents, helping lead the industry towards greater global responsibility.
Ingram Micro is committed to the global e-Stewards certification process as part of its ongoing dedication to providing the most responsible level of ITAD services to its clients worldwide. Over the next three years, the company plans to expand its e-Stewards certification beyond its three processing facilities in the U.S., adding 14 additional processing facilities in Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, France, Germany, India, the Netherlands, Peru, Singapore, Spain, and the UK, as well as three planned facilities in Australia, Mexico, and New Zealand.
As part of this global program, e-Stewards has created a new designation – e-Stewards Committed – to brand company facilities that are on a strict path towards e-Stewards Certification. This designation is expected to help global organizations better identify certified partners that are dedicated to responsible recycling. It will also encourage e-Stewards Certified recyclers to expand their certification to other countries.
“Ingram Micro ITAD is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility everywhere we operate,” said Todd Zegers, vice president, ITAD, Commerce & Lifecycle Services, Ingram Micro. “Over the years, e-Stewards has emerged as the gold standard for the industry, challenging ITAD providers to comply with the most rigorous criteria for international trade, performance verification, and data security. This new agreement reflects our commitment to maintaining e-Stewards conformity everywhere we conduct ITAD operations.”
“We’re gratified that Ingram Micro has done the calculus and has chosen e-Stewards to certify its processing facilities. We’ve worked hard to become the premier standard for ethics and excellence,” said Jim Puckett, founder of the Basel Action Network and the e-Stewards program, “and we’re proud to partner with an industry leader that seeks not merely to comply, but to lead.”
About e-Stewards® Certification
The e-Stewards® Initiative, is a market-based solution to help individuals and organizations identify and promote electronics recyclers who ensure that used electronics are managed with the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. e-Stewards Certified Recyclers are audited and certified to ensure highest levels of responsibility and e-Stewards Enterprises are major corporations, municipalities, nonprofits or institutions that agree to make best efforts to make use of e-Stewards Certified Recyclers. e-Stewards is a program of the environmental advocacy organization Basel Action Network.
About Ingram Micro ITAD Services
Ingram Micro Commerce & Lifecycle Services’ ITAD group is a leading worldwide provider of enterprise IT asset disposition (ITAD), lifecycle support services, onsite data destruction, IT asset repair and reuse, and e-waste recycling services. Our services and processes reduce the risk, cost, and complexity associated with securely managing IT assets throughout their lifecycle in compliance with environmental and data security regulations.
For more information about Ingram Micro ITAD services, visit www.ingrammicroservices.com/itad/