IT E-Waste Policy

IT E-Waste Policy

With pervasive use of electrical and electronic equipments in our daily operations, disposal of obsolete equipment is increasingly posing a threat to our environment. Therefore, it is a crucial need to handle such disposals – referred to as E-Waste – in a responsible manner in line with emerging global best practices and standards.

IT E-Waste is a subset of E-Waste and covers the following IT equipments

Sl. No. Category Items
1 Computers Server / Desktop computer (CPU, Monitor, Keyboard and Mouse). Laptop, Notebook etc. or similar items
2 Printer & Accessories Printer, Scanner, Printer Cartridge. Toner etc. or similar items
3 Network equipment’s Routers, Switches, Patch panel, Firewall etc. or similar items
4 IT Accessories CD and DVD, Pen Drive, External Hard disk. External CD / DVD writer, DAT Drive, Speaker, Laptop Battery, Hand Held device. VC equipment’s, Data Cartridge, etc. or similar items
5 Associated Electrical items Power cable, Data cable, UPS etc. or similar items

IT E-WASTE POLICY

The lifecycle of all IT assets spanning from acquisition to disposal shall be managed in a manner which conforms to sound environmental norms as detailed in the IT E-Waste guidelines. This includes:

Preferential dealing with IT vendors having sound E-Waste management processes

Extending the useful life of IT assets to postpone / minimize generation of E-Waste

Responsible disposal processes conforming to regulatory requirements and best practices

IT E-WASTE MANAGEMENT GUIDELINES

REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT

Different government bodies have published regulatory framework for handling E-waste. Similarly, different trade and industry bodies are also evolving the best practices to deal with IT E-Waste. SeedWorks will scan the evolving code of practice and keep updating this policy document in line with the best practices for disposal of IT E-Waste. This will be done once a year or more frequently, if deemed necessary.

IT E-WASTE MINIMIZATION PROCESS

It shall be the endeavor of every user to maximize utilization of all IT assets to their full productive life. Apart from internal re-use, option to extend use outside SeedWorks through donation to bonafide charitable institutions will also extend the useful life of IT assets.

Only such IT assets which are non-operational and cannot be reused for any other alternate purpose should be considered as IT E-waste for disposal.

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