CEWASTE is looking for auditors to help assess implementation of its voluntary certification scheme in the piloting phase of the project. The auditors, who must have knowledge and experience of the EEE, WEEE and, possibly, electric vehicle sectors, are required during Q2/Q3 2020 to visit facilities that are running a pilot test of the certification scheme and to undertake an audit against the requirements of the scheme. Facilities are located in the EU with three pilots are also potentially scheduled in Rwanda, Turkey and Colombia.
Full training will be provided including an accompanied training audit to a facility in Europe. This is an excellent opportunity for anyone working in the sector who wants to broaden their skills and experience and to be there at the inception, and be ready for the formal roll out, of this interesting development in standards for recycling. Further information is available here.
Help us shape the voluntary certification scheme!
The public consultation on the draft of the voluntary certification scheme developed by the CEWASTE project is now open. The document CEWASTE Requirements for Improving CRM Recycling from WEEE and Waste Batteries was revised following a consultation meeting in Geneva at the end of October and is now available for further comment and feedback.
CEWASTE has developed a set of managerial, environmental, social, traceability and technical requirements and accordingly has established an assurance and verification system and related verification mechanisms. The project has taken stock of the normative requirements defined in existing relevant guidelines and standards in the field of electrical and electronic waste treatment - among others, the CEWASTE document is built on the EN 50625 standard series - only where these are not sufficient to meet all the project's objectives, have new requirements been developed (with a focus on CRM recovery).
Developing a widely accepted and mature certification scheme demands a multi-stakeholder process including key experts through an open and transparent procedure. With the current online consultation process, CEWASTE aims to ensure transparency, actively engage with the experts and stakeholders and provide them with mechanisms for participation in the development process of the certification scheme. The ISEAL Assurance Code of Good Practice forms the basis of the stakeholder participation activities in the project.
Consultation is open to the public and is on a voluntary basis. The CEWASTE project team invites stakeholders from different sectors of the value chain to contribute to the consultation process with the aim of getting responses from those with a specific interest in the subject matter and with a wide geographic spread so that opinion is received from informed participants across many countries. The information needed for the stakeholders to decide whether and how to participate in the consultation process are provided in the CEWASTE Terms of Reference.
We hope you are able to contribute to this important part of the project and invite you visit the Consultation section of the website for further information and where all documents associated with the consultation process can be downloaded.