Geneva, Illinois (PRWEB) July 22, 2010
As a responsible company that uses and sells computers, network infrastructure equipment and other electronic devices, Christie Technology Corporation (Christie Technology) has joined a group of companies and institutions, known as e-Stewards® Enterprises, committed to using electronics recyclers that meet the world’s highest standards for responsible recycling.
At the heart of the certification program is the e-Stewards Standard, which ensures that recyclers will never export hazardous e-wastes to developing countries, dump them in municipal landfills or incinerators, or use captive prison populations as labor. It calls for strict protection and destruction of customer’s private data and occupational health created by the Basel Action Network (BAN ) with leading electronics recyclers, certification industry experts, and occupational, health, and safety specialists criteria to prevent workers in recycling plants from being exposed to toxic dusts and fumes.
“The e-Stewards® Enterprise program makes it easy for us to demonstrate that our electronic waste management standards are responsible and align with best practices,” said Cynthia Duke, President of Christie Technology. “To provide our customers sustainable, comprehensive, and responsible IT Asset Management services, we have partnered with e-Stewards® Recyclers so we know that old computers and other electronics aren't going to be disposed of in a way that harms people or the environment and that, when possible, electronic components are recycled and reused.”
“We applaud Christie Technology for joining the growing number of companies making the e-Stewards Enterprise commitment,” says Lauren Roman, BAN’s e-Stewards Business Director. “It’s an important step for a company in the IT sector to take—and for any company that uses computers or other technology. Our thanks to Christie Technology for becoming an early adopter.”
On April 15, 2010 BAN launched the e-Stewards Recyclers Certification and announcement of the first fully certified e-Stewards Recyclers and e-Stewards Accredited Certifying Bodies. The e-Stewards Recycler Certification is the world’s first global electronics accredited e-waste management program. It is the only electronics recycling certification supported by environmental groups such as the Natural Resources Defense Council, the Sierra Club, and the Electronic TakeBack Coalition. It has also attracted broad participation from the electronics recycling industry: approximately 50 e-Stewards Recyclers have already passed BAN’s initial review and are now committed to become certified in the next two years.
By becoming an e-Stewards Enterprise and by partnering with eStewards Recyclers, Christie Technology is demonstrating their commitment to “Think Local, Simple and Sustainable!” Committing to e-Stewards Certification means reused, refurbished or disposed electronics will always be managed in a way that protects the environment and the workforce, both here and overseas.
BAN was founded in 1997 and named after the Basel Convention, the United Nations treaty that restricts trade in hazardous wastes and was intended to stop the dumping of toxic waste on developing nations, in particular. In the last decade, BAN has exposed the toxic trade issue to the world via investigations, reports, and documentary films. Today, BAN is the leading global source of information and advocacy on toxic trade and international hazardous waste treaties.
About Christie Technology Corporation
Founded in 2009 by Cynthia Duke, Christie Technology Corporation focuses on IT Services and Solutions. In addition to Network design and implementation, Wireless/Mobility, and IT Asset Management/Disposal, the company also offers IT audit/compliance-related services such as PCI, Red Flag, Telecommunication Reviews and SAS 70. Think Local, Simple and Sustainable!
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