MPC Becomes One of First Minnesota Businesses to Receive e-Stewards Certification
MINNEAPOLIS, Dec. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — The Basel Action Network (www.BAN.org), a global toxic trade watchdog organization, announced today that the Minnesota based asset disposition business, MPC, has achieved e-Stewards certification at its Mendota Heights headquarters facility. MPC has been formally aligned with e-Stewards since 2008 and is now certified to the e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Reuse & Recycling of Electronics EquipmentÃ‚®.
“We are very excited to receive this certification as it exemplifies our diligence and shows that MPC is a strong leader in the asset disposition industry,” says MPC’s Director of Compliance, Theresa J. Bauer, EHSS. “By investing time and energy into our processes and policies for certifications like e-Stewards, our customers have assurance that we are handling their material properly.”
Setting MPC apart from others in the industry, the e-Stewards certification serves as recognition of compliance to strict operational standards including proper health and safety processes, no land-filling of toxic wastes, and the protection of data-sensitive materials. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports both the e-Stewards certification and the Responsible Recyclers (R2) certification, which MPC received in 2010.
“By achieving e-Stewards Certification, MPC joins an elite group of recyclers that have successfully completed rigorous independent audits to verify conformance with the highest standard for responsible e-recycling”, said Jim Puckett, BAN’s Executive Director. “Only Certified e-Stewards Recyclers ensure customers that their hazardous electronic waste is not exported to developing countries and will be recycled in accordance with the most secure practices in the world.”
MPC’s Chief Business Development Officer, Todd Schachtman, adds that this is just one of many examples of how MPC will go to great lengths to ensure compliance and customer satisfaction. “As always, we want to ensure that MPC is doing the very best for its customers and for the environment. By taking the steps we have to become a certified asset disposition company, new and current customers can be confident that their assets are, every time, being handled in a secure, environmentally responsible way.”
MPC is an innovative asset disposition and risk management business setting the standard for 100 percent zero-landfill electronics recycling and data security. Founded in 1983, MPC is dedicated to ensuring that its clients maximize value, meet sustainability initiatives and mitigate risk in how they manage IT assets, electronics and other equipment at the end of their natural lifecycle. With facilities in Minnesota and Philadelphia, MPC proudly holds R2, e-Stewards, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 certifications and is a member of NAID. For more information, visit www.mpc-e.com.
About e-StewardsÃ‚® Certification
The e-Stewards Certification program, created by the Basel Action Network (BAN), formally recognizes electronics recyclers that adhere to environmentally and socially responsible practices when recovering hazardous electronic materials. It is the first such program backed by environmental organizations and major corporations alike. The accredited third-party audited certification program is supported by the USEPA and is endorsed by Greenpeace USA, the Sierra Club, the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), the Electronics TakeBack Coalition and 68 other environmental organizations. It has also drawn the public support of major corporate “e-Stewards Enterprises” including Alcoa, Samsung, Bank of America, Capital One Financial Corp. and Wells Fargo.