Electronic Waste Stewardship
As a premier IT provider and an employer of men and women around the world, we are committed to having a positive influence on the amount of electronic waste (e-waste) that is responsibly recycled. We are committed to e-waste stewardship, which aligns with our largest customer’s commitment to the responsible recycling of used electronics. The federal government requires U.S. agencies to reuse electronics as much as possible and dispose of broken products via a certified e-waste recycler under R2 or e-Stewards.
We are improving our internal e-waste processes; educating employees about e-waste; and extending the message through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education to increase the responsible recycling of e-waste. Our achievements include:
Improving internal processes and influencing the supply chain
- We partnered with e-Waste recycling vendors to ensure that used electronics are responsibly managed. E-Stewards or R2 certification is a contract requirement for our e-Waste vendors. All of our e-Waste recycling vendors are e-Stewards or R2 certified.
- The Basel Action Network recognizes us as an e-Stewards Enterprise.
- E-waste recycling helps us reach our Go Green 2020 targets, which include reducing our waste to landfill by 35%.
- Employees have recycled approximately 80,000 pounds of their personal household e-waste at collection events at our sites. We continue to offer annual collection events at sites.
Extending the message to the next generation
- We partnered with the Miami University (Ohio) Lockheed Martin Leadership Institute to develop a teaching aid for Android devices to educate students on issues and opportunities related to e-waste.
We announced our commitment to e-waste stewardship at the Corporate EcoForum Rio +20 UN Conference on Environment and Development.
Our e-Waste recycling vendors are required to be certified via e-Stewards or R2.