|Environmental Policy Statement
Vernon is committed to providing asset recovery services that are consistent with the recycling strategy of
“Reduce, Re-use, and Re-cycle”.
Our philosophy is that “re-use” is the most desirable form of resource conservation. By maximizing re-use opportunities for retired electronic equipment, Vernon strives to minimize the environmental impact from recovery and recycling operations.
To accomplish this, Vernon will:
• Adhere to the recycling standards set by appropriate industry associations such as International Association of Electronic Recyclers (IAER), the Electronic Product Stewardship of Canada (EPSC) and both the Federal & Provincial Ministry of Environment guidelines.
• Limit export of electronic equipment to re-usable material sold for the originally intended use. Vernon will not export “e-waste” or hazardous materials
• Advocate and support a national approach to electronic recycling legislation.
• Adhere to a “zero landfill policy” for hazardous materials that is in full compliance with Canadian Legal Disposal regulations.
• Develop and maintain options for re-use of electronic systems and components. Alternative processes for recycling and disposal will be implemented when re-use options are not practical.
• Offer our customers environmentally responsible end-of-life recycling services for all types of electronic equipment.
• Provide environmental stewardship to our customers and colleagues by sharing and adopting “best practices” through white papers, trade associations and speaking engagements.
• Meet or exceed all applicable legal requirements for recycling electronic equipment.
• Conduct regular site visits and maintain audit reports of suppliers and Vernon operations to ensure compliance with environmental standards and legal requirements.
• Provide customers and regulators a transparent process flow of the Vernon “downstream” recycling network. This network includes each supplier of recycling services to Vernon.
• Conserve natural resources by re-using and recycling materials and by using recyclable packaging materials wherever practical.
• Monitor provincial and federal legislation related to electronics recycling.