Capstone has pursued and implemented various initiatives related to environmental management systems internally that are EPA and HIPAA compliant. In 2009 Capstone received an e-Stewards certification and we also received ISO 14001:2004 certification. Our CEO and Founder, Joel Urano, also had the opportunity to serve on the board of directors for e-Stewards and was involved in structuring their guideline standards for EPA compliant electronics recycling.
What does this mean for your company? You are partnering with an organization that is concerned about limiting our impact on the environment and have created processes internally to achieve this result. Likewise, with our e-Stewards certification we’ve taken it a step further to extend a built in channel for end of life electronics disposition through our recycling services. Capstone offers our clients a responsible product life-cycle management pathway, whereby their customers can properly dispose of “end of life” electronics previously purchased from you in an environmentally sound manner. You can then provide a credit toward a new products purchase, plant a tree or simply have peace of mind that you have a disposition strategy in place.
Capstone continually strives to:
- Make environmental concerns an integral part of our planning and decision making process sand a commit sufficient resources to implantation effective environmental and sustainability programs.
- Promote and practice sound environmental stewardship of all company facilities and properties.
- Educate employees to be accountable for environmental stewardship and encourage them to seek innovative ways to improve the environmental aspects of our operations.
- Avoid, minimize and mitigate any adverse environmental impacts caused by our operations where possible.
- Maintain open channels of communication with our customers, employees, government agencies, public officials, the media and the public to meet their information needs in regard to energy, environmental and sustainability issues.
- Participate with government agencies and others in framing responsible laws, regulations and standards affecting the community, the workplace and the environment.
- Continually improve our environmental programs.
- Ensure the proper handling and disposal of all wastes, and minimize their creation while pursuing opportunities to prevent pollution and recycle and reuse waste materials.
- Support research and development of programs and technologies aimed at minimizing the environmental impacts of our operations.
- Evaluate our environmental performance through periodic reviews and audits to ensure that our conduct is consistent with these principles.
- Inform and engage with our staff, partners, regulators, customer and communities. Pro-actively work with other local and international stakeholders through research and joint programs to advance environmental management through proper electronics recycling.
Capstone is making a positive environmental contribution in the local community by encouraging open communication, general environmental awareness and promoting community projects. Capstone operates its facility in a manner which reduces the environmental impact of the facility and its operations. This includes reducing the use of fresh water, minimizing the generation of solid waste to landfills while maximizing the use of solid waste for recycling, investigating any new technology to reduce energy usage, utilizing new packaging technologies to reduce source materials and improve shipping logistics. Throughout its operations Capstone is committed to continuous improvement and to lead the way in compliance with all environmental regulatory and certification requirements. Capstone is fully committed to adhering to the e-Stewards and ISO 14001:2004 requirements for the management of electronics waste.