Electronic Recyclers International (ERI), the nation’s leading recycler of electronic waste, announced today that it has received official letters of registration and certification from independent auditor QMI-SAI Global that ERI’s Denver, Colorado, location is now officially a certified ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 facility.
The International Organization for Standardization sets global standards for business, government and society. Its ISO 14001 certification addresses environmental management. Receiving approval in this area indicates that ERI has successfully met or exceeded international standards in the areas of minimizing harmful effects on the environment caused by its activities, and has achieved evidence of continual improvement of its environmental performance.
The OHSAS 18001 certification is an Occupation Health and Safety Assessment Standard for health and safety management systems. It is intended to help organizations control occupational health and safety risks. It was developed in response to widespread demand for a recognized standard against which to be certified and assessed.
“It is an honor and of great importance to us at ERI that our Colorado operation has been recognized as an ISO and OHSAS certified facility,” said John Shegerian, ERI’s Chairman and CEO. “At ERI, being green is our cultural DNA. We talk the talk and walk the walk every day, and consistently strive to find new ways to reduce our emissions while providing the safest possible work environment for the employees we hire — so being ISO and OHSAS certified in two such important categories is particularly meaningful to us. It is also proof and assurance to our customers that we safely operate our facility in an environmentally sustainable manner. We will exhibit our letters of certification at our Denver facility with great pride.”