ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE: ARW), today announced the certification of its Reno, Nev., facility to the e-Stewards standard, one of the world’s most comprehensive electronic waste management certifications.
“Aligned with our ‘one global’ policy, Arrow currently is working to certify all of our value recovery processing facilities globally to the e-Stewards standard, and we are pioneering industry standards in parts of the world that lack certified reuse, remarketing and recycling processes,” said Scott Venhaus, director of global quality, compliance and engineering for Arrow’s value recovery business. “With Arrow’s engineering experience and distribution expertise, we continually focus on the reuse of devices, parts and components – with recycling as a last resort. As standards and best practices continue to evolve, we incorporate them into our business – helping to move our industry forward.”
The e-Stewards initiative and certification is a market-based solution for e-waste aimed at helping individuals and organizations identify and promote electronics recyclers that are committed to the highest standards of environmental and social responsibility. It is a globally accredited, third-party-audited certification program developed by the Basal Action Network with industry leaders.
“Arrow is our first global e-Stewards IT asset disposition provider. We are pleased that Arrow has committed to certifying all of its facilities worldwide within three years,” said Jim Puckett, executive director of BAN. “Arrow’s Reno facility is the first of many to follow and BAN is thrilled to mark this milestone in moving the e-Stewards initiative across the globe. “
Arrow’s Reno facility is part of a global network of value recovery processing centers that provide secure and environmentally responsible asset recovery, data sanitization, testing and screening, remarketing, service parts management, and product returns management services for a wide range of electronic equipment. It also serves as the primary distribution center in North America for Arrow’s electronic components segment.
About Arrow Electronics
Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and commercial customers through a global network of more than 460 locations in 58 countries.