QEHS Policy

The nature of Vintage Tech Recycler’s operations of recycling electronics has a positive impact on the environment through the conservation of metals, plastic and other non-renewable resources, and the proper management of used and end-of-life electronic equipment.  Vintage Tech LLC processes all types of electronics for consumers, schools, corporations, government, municipalities, and non-profit organizations, under our full service pick-up service model.  We are committed to exceeding the needs of our clients while protecting the environment and following all legal requirements in every step of the process.  Consistent with these core operations, it is Vintage Tech’s overall goal to accomplish its business objectives while striving for an injury-free workplace, minimizing pollution, and providing world-class service to our clients.

It is our intention to:

  • Develop and maintain quality, environmental, health, & safety and security programs that conform and exceed best practices within the scrap and electronics recycling industry;
  • Exceed our customer requirements,
  • Comply with all relevant environmental, health & safety regulations, all local, state, & federal laws and certifications
  • Comply with all relevant regulations of the countries, including the Basel Convention, Basel Amendment, OECD Decisions and national laws of import and export countries for equipment, components, or materials containing focus and hazardous e-waste that have passed through our facility or control;
  • Monitor our suppliers and contractors to ensure the principles in R2, e-Stewards; ISO 14001 and ISO 9001 are being followed throughout the recycling chain/downstream.
  • Manage used and end-of-life electronics equipment, components and materials based on a reuse, refurbish, recover, dispose hierarchy of responsible management strategies that covers materials management onsite, and throughout the recycling chain;
  • Manage the focus and hazardous e-waste materials that pass through our facility or control in a manner protective of worker health and safety, public health and the environment;
  • Commit to social accountability values including the prohibition of prison and minor labor;
  • Educate our customers on data security issues and protecting their data throughout the recycling chain;
  • Prevent workplace injuries by providing a safe environment for employees, contractors, visitors, volunteer workers, temporary workers and anyone else performing activities under our direction;
  • Investigate any workplace accidents, illnesses and near-misses, and promptly correct any unsafe condition or practice,
  • Work with our entire recycling chain including downstream vendors, suppliers, customers and contractors to fulfill our environmental, health & safety goals; and
  • Continually improve our quality, environmental, and health & safety programs and resulting performance.

We recognize that the responsibilities for quality, environment, health & safety and security are shared, requiring cooperation, not only between employees and their supervisors, but also among and between all those who assume the various roles within the company.

Vintage Tech Recycler’s will continually improve its QEHS management system and performance.  This will include the setting of QEHS goals, taking into consideration our QEHS and our business, financial, operational and legal requirements as well as the views of interested parties.

 

Karrie Gibson Signature


President/CEO
2-5-2014