SANTA CLARA, Calif. Sep 29, 2011 - Zak Enterprises, a leader in electronic waste recycling and end-of-life IT solutions, is pleased to announce that its California processing facility has been certified for the ISO 14001:2004 "Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment."
Pursuant to Zak's "Zero Landfill Policy" for E-waste this is a fully accredited, independently audited certification program designed to ensure that E-waste will be accountably and responsibly recycled, and not shipped to developing countries.
"This is a significant milestone for our company. Many of our customers and partners have been looking for assurance from electronics recyclers such as Zak that we have the highest standards and processes available in the world," said John Schenk, Chief Compliance officer at Zak. "In addition, we are continuing audits with our other regional vendors' processing facilities to provide a fully certified, national solution for our clients."
The ISO 14001 Certification program formally recognizes electronics recyclers that adhere to environmentally and socially responsible practices when recovering hazardous electronic materials.
"This designation is extremely meaningful to our customers and prospects. They can be assured that our recycled materials are processed correctly, safely and not sent overseas. Some of our competitors can't make that claim," said Geoff Kellogg, Vice President of business development, at Zak Enterprises.
Companies pursuing ISO Certification are subject to extensive and rigorous audits and have a registered environmental management system in place. "We're proud to announce that Zak Enterprises California has received ISO 14001 Certification. This is no small feat," said Stephen Keneally, executive director of American Global Standards. "The fact that Zak is a computer equipment recycler and does not process hazardous waste is very important."