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Compliance and Certifications

Legal Compliance

EwasteWiz is 100% compliant with all legislation concerning data security and with all environmental and worker safety laws concerning the recycling of ewaste.

EwasteWiz' Due Diligence and Corporate Responsibility

Computers are loaded with identifying characteristics such as serial numbers, asset tags, and embedded sensitive data that link them to the original owner. If computers and their component parts are not properly handled there is great risk of a secure data breach or environmental violations for which the owner would be responsible.

Punishment for exposing, losing, or mishandling secure data:

  Gramm- Leach, Bliley Sarbanes-Oxley F A C T A H I P A A
Monetary Fines $110,000 5,000,000 2,500 1,500,000
Prison Term 5 Years 20 Years   10 Years

EwasteWiz completely complies to all local, state, and federal laws:

  • HIPPA-Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
  • GLBA-Gramm Leach Bliley Act
  • SOX-Sarbanes Oxley Act
  • FACTA-Fair and Accurate Transaction Act
  • CERLA-Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation/Liability Act
  • RCRA-Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
  • SEC Rule 17a-Security and Exchange Commission
  • SB 20/50/1386-California Senate Bills

HIPAA - Health Insurance Portability and Accountability
This legislation is in place for protecting the privacy of personal medical records by guarding the confidentiality of personal medical information and by making sure this personal data remains safe.

GLBA - Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
This legislation regulates the methods financial companies use in caring for their customers personal and sensitive information.

SOX - The Sarbanes-Oxley Act
This legislation regulates the way companies process their investors finance records.

FACTA - Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act
This legislation is for protecting individual consumers from fraud and theft of identity.

CERCLA - Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act
This federal legislation is for the proper governance of clean up and processing sites containing hazardous waste.

RCRA - Resource Conservation and Recovery Act
This legislation is for the protection human and environmental health from hazardous and toxic waste. Furthermore it is a proponent for the conservation of energy and natural resources. In general, it focuses on reduction of waste going into landfills. Its main focus is best practices management for the environment.

Securities and Exchange Commission - SEC Rule 17a
These are SEC commission requirements for the business world of securities, stocks and bonds. These regulations concern the data security related to financial documents, customer records, associated personnel records, and certain other matter.

California Senate Bill 1386
Requires an agency, person or business that conducts business in California and owns or licenses computerized 'personal information' to disclose any breach of security (to any resident whose unencrypted data is believed to have been disclosed).

California Senate Bill 50 (highlights)
A person who exports covered electronic waste, or a covered electronic device intended for recycling or disposal, to a foreign country, or to another state for ultimate export to a foreign country, shall do all of the following at least 60 days prior to export:
(a) Notify the department of the destination, disposition, contents, and volume.
(b) Demonstrate that the waste or device is being exported for the purposes of recycling or disposal.
(c) Demonstrate that the importation of the waste or device is not prohibited by
(d) Demonstrate that the exportation of the waste or device is conducted in accordance with applicable United States or applicable international law.
(e) Demonstrate that the waste or device will be managed within the country

Organizational Certifications

Organizational certifications are to make sure that businesses are run properly with respect to the environment and worker safety. Certifications also prove to prospective customers that a company is legitimate and is a worthy choice as a vendor. In some cases, customer requirements demand that a company be certified.

Here is a list of EwasteWiz Certifications (pending) and what they mean:

ISO 14001

This is the gold standard for environmental management. The primary objective is to reduce the carbon footprint, pollution and overall environmental impact (waste) of the participating company.

ISO 9001

This is the gold standard for quality management. Quality management has been around a long time and this is the most widely recognized certification in the world. Most large and successful companies have this certification.

OHSAS 18001

This certification promotes worker safety and health. The guidance provided by this certification enables companies to reduce risk or accidents and to ergonomically improve performance.

California Environmental Protection Agency (CA Facility #18505)

California Waste Management Board (CalRecycle) # 4017

National Association for the Information Destruction

NAID member "AAA" #(pending)

This is organization works closely with the Department of Defense in developing methods and standards for the destruction of classified information. Having this certification means that a company is qualified for the most rigorous conformance requirements related to secure data destruction. The criteria specification for NAID membership is DoD MilSpec 5220.22 and NIST 800-88.

GSA Schedule # 70 (pending)