Supporting and Enabling Responsible E-Waste Management
SGS Renovo™ assists governments in establishing self-funded waste management systems for imported electronic products.
In addition to inspecting second hand products to ensure they are not waste and can be reused or refurbished, SGS helps governments, such as those of Ghana and Ivory Coast, to collect the eco levy on all imported electronic products to ensure there is a revenue stream to finance the local recycling infrastructure. These schemes create employment opportunities, eliminate the human and environmental risks posed by discarded equipment and provide access to high quality and less costly products.
Furthermore, although 66% of the world’s population is covered by e-waste legislation (+22% in 3 years), many of the countries with such legislation have not enforced the law or taken appropriate measures to monitor progress. SGS Renovo not only acts as an efficient enforcing tool, it also offers consultancy services tailored for the remaining 34% of countries without e-waste legislation and in need of expertise.
SGS Renovo directly contributes to the achievement of 6 of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), addressing not only environmental protection and health but also economic growth by driving employment opportunities and entrepreneurship.