WorldLoop wants to be a quality label for actors involved in e-waste management in developing countries, guaranteeing 100% sustainable end-of-life treatment for e-waste.
Environmental standards, workers’ welfare and fair, transparent business methods are all essential to WorldLoop’s vision for a world without e-waste. WorldLoop has a commitment to act as a quality label towards its member organisations, ensuring sustainable end-of-life treatment and promoting adherence to the highest standards and best practices.
Important areas of compliance within WorldLoop’s framework for quality include:
- Human rights
- Workers’ health and safety
- Environmental standards
- Fair prices and wages
- Transparent business practices
In order to demonstrate transparency of the activities of our member organisations, members agree to:
- Abide by the WorldLoop Code of Conduct, derived from the 10 principles of the United Nation’s Global Compact.
- Implement occupational health and safety standards and best practices.
- Implement environmental standards and best practices.
- Implement recycling standards and best practices.
- Comply with all applicable legislation.
- Comply with monthly reporting requirements.
- Be audited annually on financials, environmental performance and occupational health and safety.
WorldLoop works with industry experts and thought leaders in e-waste recycling and development standards including:
UN’s Solving the E-waste Problem (StEP Initiative) | UNEP’s Global Partnership on Waste Management | Basel Convention’s Partnership on Computing Equipment (PACE)
WEEE Forum | Basel Action Network | E-Stewards | R2
These relationships are important to ensure WorldLoop is able to deliver the highest recommendations and requirements for recycling activities taking place in member facilities.
On the ground, WorldLoop supports its projects by monitoring recycling operations and compliance to environmental standards on a regular basis. This included commissioning a financial audit as well as a pioneering environmental audit against international standards to ensure the facilities are operating in an environmentally sound way, according to these recognised criteria.