Environmental, Health & Safety Policy

US Micro is committed to following ISO 14001: 2004, OHSAS 18001: 2007 and the R2: 2013 Standard and to maintain conformance to the requirements of our EH&S management system. We are equally committed to meet or exceed our customer requirements, to continually improve our processes, to prevent pollution and work place injuries and illness, and to maintain compliance with applicable legal requirements and with other requirements to which US Micro subscribes which relate to our environmental and Stewardship aspects. The goal of US Micro’ operation is to have a positive impact on the environment through responsible recycling practices that includes the conservation of metals, plastic and other non-renewable resources. Consistent with these core operations, it is US Micro’ overall goal to accomplish its business objectives while meeting and exceeding the environmental and health & safety expectations of our management, employees, customers, suppliers and regulators.

We will continually improve our system while striving to minimize adverse impacts on the environment by managing used and end-of-life electronic equipment, components and materials –with respect to both on-site activities and the selection of downstream vendors - using a “reuse, recover, dispose” hierarchy of responsible management strategies.

In addition to the above statement, US Micro is committed to:

  • The prevention of exports of Hazardous Electronic Waste (HEWs) throughout the Recycling Chain which violate international laws, treaties, and agreements,
  • The prohibition of forced or child labor throughout the Recycling Chain;
  • The prohibition of prison operations throughout the Recycling Chain that involve incarcerated individuals handling HEWs or Customer Data; and:
  • Are subsidized by government (directly or indirectly),
  • Involve the likelihood of risks of release or misuse of Customer Data, or
  • Do not provide workers with the same rights as private sector workers to protections from exposure to toxics.
  • Social accountability values within US Micro consistent with the principles of SA 8000;
  • Providing the framework for establishing and reviewing environmental, occupational health & safety, and data security objectives and targets;
  • Preventing of pollution;
  • Ensuring that these policies are appropriate to our operations, and its potential environmental impacts and health and safety risks;
  • Ensuring that this system and policies are communicated and understood by all persons working for or on behalf of US Micro;
  • Is available to the public;
  • Encourages all Downstream Processors to operate consistent with the principles of SA 8000; and
  • Ensuring that this EH&S policy is documented, implemented and maintained.

We recognize that the responsibilities for protection of the environment and worker health & safety are shared, requiring cooperation between employees, their supervisors and top management. US Micro will continually improve its environmental performance through responsible recycling practices. This will include setting goals, taking into consideration our business, financial, operational and legal requirements as well as the views of interested parties.