Environmental Policy Statement

Cornerstone Technologies offers IT Asset Management and Disposition Services, Reverse Logistics as well as Electronics Recycling to local, state, federal government agencies as well as public and private businesses.  Cornerstone Technologies is committed to testing, refurbishing, reusing, recycling and remarketing of end-of-life electronic equipment in an environmentally safe manner ensuring accurate downstream distribution with the mitigation of reputation, environmental and data security risks. Cornerstone Technologies will ensure through a defined scope within its Environmental Management System is appropriate to the nature, scale and environmental impacts, and occupational health and safety, social accountability, and protection of confidentiality through strict data destruction practices during all of its activities, products sold and services provided. Our model is based on a “Plan-Do-Check-Act” philosophy. Cornerstone Technologies has implemented sustainable business practices and implemented safe technologies associated with our recycling operations that minimize the creation of waste and prevents pollution through the conservation of energy and that minimizes our ecological footprint.  Cornerstone Technologies has in place efficient emergency response procedures that minimize potentially adverse impacts on the environment. Cornerstone Technologies prohibits holistically the use of forced or child labor and/or prison labor/operations throughout the Recycling Chain.

Cornerstone Technologies adheres to a strict “zero landfill” policy for all electronic waste through the REcovery, REfurbish, REuse and REcycling of ALL assets and surplus electronics to the extent that it is technically and economically practical.

Cornerstone Technologies is dedicated to sustainable development and recognizes the necessity for comprehensive environmental management through the recognition of Focus Materials (FM’s) in order to safeguard the global environment for our community, our business, and our people. In addition to complying with environmental laws and regulations, we will constantly endeavor to balance environmental considerations and social responsibilities through a sustainable approach that benefits the consumers, customers, shareholders, associates and communities we serve by both meeting our business goals and protecting and improving the quality of the environment in which we all live. In an effort to measure up to these commitments and responsibilities Cornerstone Technologies is committed to ensuring strict compliance with all relevant local, state, federal and international environmental legislation and regulations and other requirements as identified in the Environmental Management System consistent with the requirements which relate to Cornerstone Technologies’s Environmental and Stewardship Aspects. We will comply with all relevant regulations of the countries importing equipment or components containing Focus Material (FM’s) that have passed through our facility or ever came under our control.

To ensure steadfast commitment to the constant improvement both through qualitative and quantitative measures, Cornerstone Technologies will maintain an Environmental Management System, (EMS) and Quality Environmental Health & Safety Program in conformance with the requirements of “R2” 2013 (Responsible Recycling) Standards, ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015, BS OHSAS 18001:2007 as well as the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID). This system includes the development and continuous quality improvement of effective policies, appropriate programs and procedures, which set environmental, occupational health and safety, and data security objectives and targets. These goals and objectives will be monitored and audited on an ongoing basis to assess progress or need for increased attention in an identified area. The Environmental Policy is available to all staff and the public and requires that all downstream processors operate consistent with the principles of SA 8000.   Through a thorough orientation and training program with all of our staff, we strive to improve the performance of our processes to enhance the benefits to our customers, suppliers, neighbors, partners, and other stakeholders.