Category: Innovation Technology & Application
And The Winner Is…
Friday, March 28, 2014
The Globe Foundation has proudly supported the commitment of business leaders by recognizing outstanding achievement in environmental stewardship with the GLOBE Awards for Environmental Excellence. Considered to be the most high-profile national awards series of its type, it is with great privilege that I unveil ERS International as the 2014 winner of the Globe Award in the category of Innovation Technology & Application.
ERS International was one of 3 finalists along side Bombardier Aerospace & Kruger Inc. Two very well known companies for their global reach, innovation and environmental stewardship.
It was a privilege to be amongst these finalists, it was an absolute honour to be the award recipient.
Join me in congratulating ERS International for their prestigious recognition, but more importantly, thanking them for their groundbreaking recycling & upcycling technologies whose positive environmental impact has paved the way to a cleaner, greener earth.
Ladies and Gentlemen,
It is with great privilege that I share with you ERS Internationals – International Television Debut!
ERS International will be sharing its story with the world via 21st Century Business Television and their broadcasting Networks.
21st Century Business Television, an award winning business program airing to over 100 Million viewers, prides itself on unique businesses making a difference within their field or industry. The show is half hour and typically showcases 3-4 stories/corps. In our case, our story and field reports were so intriguing, we were granted the full 1/2 hour slot – our own dedicated episode!
21st Century Business Television will be airing ERS International story on the following Networks:
- Bloomberg International (Western, Eastern, Central Europe, Middle East & Africa): Aired Sunday, March 23rd
- Bloomberg Asia Pacific (Asia Pacific): Aired Sunday, March 23rd
- CNBC (USA, Canada [via Direct TV Satellite]): Aired Wednesday, March 26th
- FOX Business Network (USA, Canada [via Direct TV Satellite]): Airing Saturday, April 5th @ 4:30pm (EST)
- Other media outlets such as Vimeo, You Tube, Airline television programming, PBS.
This is an important broadcast opportunity for ERS International to expose its global footprint as well as the uniqueness of our state-of-the-art proprietary processing technologies, self-developed and self-designed industry equipment via ERS Manufacturing.
I encourage you all to read the press release (attached) that has pushed through the networks distribution list around the world as well as well as watch the video in its entirety and share our proud, environmentally sound story with all your friends, families and associates.
To all of ERS International: We Thank You & We Applaud You for making a significant positive impact to our Earth.
ERS International Accomplishes Highest Standard in Electronics Recycling by Achieving e-Stewards Certification
ERS International Brings Responsible Electronics Recycling
to Chicago Businesses and Residents
Chicago, Illinois. August 27th, 2013 – e-Stewards® is proud to announce that ERS International has joined the elite group of e-Stewards certified electronic recyclers. e-Stewards recyclers adhere to the world’s highest standards for social and environmentally responsible recycling.
The Basel Action Network (BAN), a nonprofit organization focused on preventing irresponsible trade of toxic waste, created the e-Stewards certification. Through a third-party audit process, e-Stewards certification ensures ERS International’s customers that data is secure, no prison labor is used, toxic electronic waste (e-waste) is not exported to developing nations, and e-waste does not end up in landfills or incinerators.
“We are delighted to see ERS International add its name to the growing list of e-Stewards electronics recycling companies recognized as industry leaders. They are among the recyclers that are willing to go the extra mile to be truly socially and environmentally responsible with their customers’ e-waste,” said BAN’s Executive Director, Jim Puckett.
ERS International has been helping companies “Do What’s Right” since 2003. In less than a decade, ERS International has grown globally with 11 locations in 6 countries.
“With the addition of our new state-of-the-art facility in Chicago, we continue to help people ‘Do What’s Right’ with an innovative, one-stop, environmentally responsible recycling solution,” said Alfea Principe, Global Director of Corporate Compliance at ERS International. “Leading organizations around the world trust ERS International to recycle their unwanted electronic equipment due to our emphasis on detailed audited processes, innovative technology and the reliable strength of our security.”
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About e-Stewards® Certification
The e-Stewards® Initiative is a market-based solution to help individuals and organizations identify and promote those electronics recyclers that 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 or institutions that agree to make best efforts to make use of e-Stewards Certified Recyclers. For more information about the e-Stewards Initiative visit: www.e-Stewards.org or blog.e-Stewards.org, and follow @e-Stewards on Twitter.
About Basel Action Network
Founded in 1997, the Basel Action Network is a 501(c)3 charitable organization of the United States, based in Seattle, WA. BAN is the world’s only organization focused on confronting the global environmental justice and economic inefficiency of toxic trade and its devastating impacts. Today, BAN serves as the information clearinghouse on the subject of waste trade for journalists, academics, and the general public. Through its investigations, BAN uncovered the tragedy of hazardous electronic waste dumping in developing countries. For more information, see www.BAN.org or blog.BAN.org.
About ERS International
At ERS International, corporate social responsibility is a top priority. ERS International has been helping organizations around the world “Do What’s Right” with its proprietary, self-engineered, manufactured, innovative closed loop electronic recycling process. It’s processing lines, along with its electrostatic separation process and particle classification technology, assures complete destruction of electronics and the cleanest refining process possible for recovery programs. ERS International’s maximum security measures include 24/7 security-patrolled premises, security check points, a maximum security vault with an independent shredding line and secure mobile destruction for on-site destruction. All data at ERS International is put through the Department of Defense 7 Pass Data Wipe System. Certifications: e-Stewards, ISO-14001 and R2. Accolades: World Trade Group Strategic Manufacturing Awards 2012, Innovation and Change Award Winner; Green Living Award 2012, Excellence in Corporate Responsibility Award Winner; Recycling Council of Ontario Awards 2012, Ontario Waste Minimization Award Winner. www.ers-international.com
For more information on e-Stewards please visit: http://e-stewards.org
On behalf of the ERS INTERNATIONAL family, thank you all for this prestigious recognition.
ERS as welcomed guests to prestigious Mayor’s Ball in Toronto, Ontario
Left to right: Keith Ford (ERS Account Executive), Honourable Mayor Rob Ford,
Nick Bax (ERS CFO)
Call2Recycle Awarded a special recognition to Electronics Recycling Services, in appreciation of our continued commitment to the reclamation and recycleable batteries and cell phones through the Call2Recycle program.