CloudBlue Awarded e-Stewards® Certification for Sustainable Electronics Recycling

October 4, 2010

ALPHARETTA, Ga., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire/ — CloudBlue Technologies, Inc., a worldwide provider of e-waste management services is proud to announce that it received the prestigious e-Stewards Certification today by the Basel Action Network (BAN) for its six US processing facilities: Alpharetta, GA, Chandler, AZ, Indianapolis, IN, Joliet, IL, Pine Brook, NJ, and Sterling, VA. The e-Stewards Certification is the world’s most rigorous independent e-waste certification program and is awarded only to e-waste providers who pass an extensive independent audit process.

By achieving the certification, CloudBlue has demonstrated that the company’s e-waste management services meet and exceed the complete list of e-Stewards regulations. Certified e-Stewards requirements include:

  • Prohibition of toxic waste disposed of in solid waste landfills.
  • Full compliance with international hazardous waste treaties.
  • Social accountability ensuring fair labor practices, including elimination of prison labor in the recycling of toxic and data-sensitive electronics.
  • Extensive baseline protections for recycling workings in every country worldwide.
  • A certified Environmental Management System (EMS) for maintaining environmental & occupational health and safety policies.
  • Strict management of downstream vendors to promote compliance throughout the recycling chain.
  • Reporting of all incoming and outgoing weights through Mass Balance Accounting (MBA) policies to ensure accountability and visibility of all e-waste received and processed.

“We built CloudBlue on the core values of social responsibility and data security, providing businesses with a professional service that ensures electronics are consistently dealt with safely and securely,” said Ken Beyer, CEO of CloudBlue. “The e-Stewards Certification not only credits our environmental initiatives, but better enables companies with the need for certified vendors to locate and utilize our range of services.”

In addition to e-Stewards operations requirements, CloudBlue ensures complete transparency for customers while managing all logistics of IT asset disposal from pick-up to recycling or refurbishing. Customers are able to track each item online and receive a comprehensive audit detailing the process and end result of all equipment. Its distributed operations model and exclusive-use trucks limit transportation between pickup and processing locations, resulting in the lowest carbon footprint and helping corporations reduce costs and greenhouse gas emissions.

“For too long so-called electronics waste recyclers have been duping the public by not doing any recycling at all but simply sending techno-trash to developing countries where it is dumped, burned, or recycled in conditions harming communities and environments in China and Africa,” said Jim Puckett Executive Director of the Basel Action Network. “By agreeing to be Certified to the Gold Standard of ethics and sound e-Waste management, CloudBlue provides consumers with assurances that they are a principled and responsible company dedicated to preventing both the outsourcing of recycling jobs and poisons.”

About CloudBlue

CloudBlue Technologies, Inc., based in Alpharetta, Georgia, is a leading provider of e-waste management services that reduce the risk, cost and complexity associated with securely disposing of electronics across multiple global locations in an environmentally compliant manner. With 16 locations, a full chain-of-custody security framework, online asset tracking portal and certified environmental compliance, CloudBlue provides its over 1,000 corporate and institutional customers seamless, cost-effective, secure and sustainable IT asset disposition management solutions.

For more information about the e-Stewards Initiative: www.e-Stewards.org

SOURCE CloudBlue Technologies, Inc.

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