BROOKLYN, N.Y., Feb. 28, 2017 – On February 7th 2017, Liquid Technology Inc., an e-Stewards certified IT asset disposition (ITAD) company, passed an unannounced inspection in their Brooklyn facility. The surprise inspection is part of e-Stewards’ Performance Verification program. e-Stewards piloted the program in July of 2015. The Basel Action Network (BAN) established e-Stewards in 2003. The Performance Verification program ensures that e-Stewards certified companies are abiding by specific guidelines. Now the program is being used to audit companies across the country.
Stephen Sidwell, Liquid Technology’s SVP of Technology & Compliance, spearheaded eStewards certification for the company. “One of the most powerful tools in BAN’s arsenal is the Performance Verification Program. The fact that any eStewards certified organization may, at any time, be subject to an unannounced audit helps everyone stay up to date. The program is a boon to consumers because it helps to ensure better transparency and brings home the message that certified organizations need to be able to demonstrate conformance to the e-Stewards standard at all times. Liquid Technology’s professionalism and company-wide adherence to the Standard helped us pass our recent Performance Verification audit with flying colors,” Sidwell stated.
In 2016, the EPA endorsed the e-Stewards certification. The standard forbids the export of toxic waste of all kinds. Also certified companies are audited annually by accredited third-party auditors. Liquid Technology has been e-steward-certified since 2014. The company is also NAID certified, R2 certified, ISO 14001 certified and OSHAS 18001 certified.