EPC, Inc. is honored to be recognized by a variety of organizations around the world as a leader in the IT Asset Disposition field. Our growing list of industry certifications and associations help to define our high standards and also serve as a beacon to those who interact with our customers to know that they are using the best in the business to get their jobs done.

Below we have listed our certifications and associations to help you better understand the quality and detailed standards that EPC, Inc. promises to deliver.

BAN e-Stewards

Developed by the Basel Action Network (BAN) in response to the export of toxic e-waste, the e-Stewards standard was designed to enable organizations who dispose of end-of-life electronic equipment to easily identify recyclers who adhere to the highest standard of environmental responsibility and worker protection. E-Stewards takes the ISO 14001 standard and adds emphases to the following:
• Health and safety
• Reuse and refurbishment of electronic equipment
Data security
• Management of e-waste
• Material recovery
• Exportation of e-waste
• Site closure
• Insurance
• Mass balance calculation

What this means to you:

By being e-Stewards certified, EPC is committed to preventing the flow of hazardous waste from rich countries to less developed nations. Additionally, EPC strives to…
• Facilitate due diligence for end-of-life (EOL) electronics
• Ensure proper downstream management of the recycling chain
• Help reduce recycler’s insurance costs and minimize liability

Microsoft Authorized Retailer

The Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher designation is for large refurbishers headquartered worldwide who meet a minimum threshold of 1,000 PCs shipped per month.  Refurbishers in the program professionally refurbish desktop and laptop computers and servers with genuine Microsoft software. Membership in this program is required in order for a firm to legally refurbish and sell used computer equipment with the Microsoft operation system. Since reuse is preferred to recycling, this program allows us to minimize environmental impact while maximizing value recovery for our clients.

What this means to you:
• EPC has partnered with Microsoft to ensure that all computers use legitimate copies of Windows.
• Get the most current and fully supported versions of Windows.
• Piece of mind that EPC refurbished computers will support all security patches.

National Association for Information Destruction (NAID)

The National Association of Information Destruction is an international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. NAID’s mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member organizations. NAID grants certification to vendors who apply for and pass rigorous third party audits based on its security and administrative standards.

What this means to you:

Clients can rest easy entrusting EPC with their data-sensitive materials. NAID certification requires that we…

• Follow security and operations policies at all times.
• Restrict access to NAID certified facilities at all times.
• Not employ persons with related criminal histories.
• Retain CCTV image capture for 90 days
• Maintain a thorough, documented chain of custody for all sensitive materials.

Blancco Certified Data Erasure

Blancco Technology Group is the de-facto standard in data erasure and mobile device diagnostics. The Blancco Data Eraser solutions provide thousands of organizations with an absolute line of defense against costly security breaches, as well as verification of regulatory compliance through a 100% tamper-proof audit trail. Our data erasure solutions have been tested, certified, approved and recommended by 18 governing bodies around the world. No other security firm can boast this level of compliance with the most rigorous requirements set by government agencies, legal authorities and independent testing laboratories.

What this means to you:
• Supports 22 erasure standards
• Tools and Reports compliant with ISO 27001, PCI DSS, GLB, NIST 800-88 (and more..)
• Patented SSD erasure method is unique in the industry

ISO: 14001

Sponsored by the International Organization for Standardization, ISO14001:2004 provides a framework for identifying and tracking regulatory compliance issues related to doing business. It starts with the establishment of an Environmental Policy which declares the organization’s stand on pollution. Environmental aspects (hazards) and impacts (risks) are then identified. Policies are written to support a system which manages and mitigates these hazards and risks on an ongoing basis. A well designed environmental management system (EMS) is a tool enabling EPC to systematically control its environmental performance.

What this means to you:

By way of its EMS, EPC…
• Controls the safe reuse and recycling of electronic equipment and components.
• Reduces pollution and risk to the environment and public health.
• Demonstrates compliance with both domestic and international laws.

Other Associations

INVESTMENT RECOVERY ASSOCIATION (IRA)

The Investment Recovery Association is the professional organization for managers of surplus and idle assets and a diverse group of suppliers to the industry. With corporate investment recovery (IR) departments and the many organizations providing specialized services for them, the Investment Recovery Association is the premier resource for companies and individuals engaged in the professional management of surplus and idle assets.

MISSOURI RECYCLING ASSOCIATION (MORA)

MORA was formed when two regional recycling associations merged in 1993. The Ozarks Recycling Association (formed in Springfield, Mo.) and the Missouri State Recycling Association (formed in St. Louis, Mo.) decided to merge into one statewide organization devoted to waste reduction and recycling. Missouri Recycling Association was the result of that merger.

NATIONAL RECYCLING COALITION (NRC)

The Mission of the National Recycling Coalition is to partner with and facilitate activities between and among non-profit organizations (NGO’s), businesses, trade associations, individuals and government to maintain a prosperous and productive American recycling system that is committed to the conservation of natural resources.

E-CYCLE ST. LOUIS (ST. LOUIS REGIONAL PARTNERSHIP FOR ELECTRONICS RECOVERY)

The St. Louis Regional Partnership for Electronics Recovery was formed in 2002 as a result of a grant issued by the St. Louis-Jefferson Solid Waste Management District. The purpose of the grant was to develop a regional consumer electronics collection program that would offer a convenient and cost-effective program throughout the region year-round.

E-CYCLE MISSOURI (MISSOURI PARTNERSHIP FOR ELECTRONICS RECOVERY)

E-cycle Missouri is a program designed by private, public and nonprofit recyclers, federal, state and local governments, manufacturers, environmental groups and retail organizations to provide you with the how and where information you need to recycle your electronics.  We provide electronic equipment recyclers and demanufacturers with best management practices for collecting, processing and transporting e-scrap in Missouri in a way that protects the environment.