It's probably no shock that Wells Fargo uses a lot of computers-more than 280,000 staffers in all use either computers or other electronic devices.

To make the turnover of these devices as environmentally sound as possible, Wells Fargo has joined e-Stewards Enterprises, a group of companies that are dedicated to using electronic recyclers that meet globally agreed upon standards for recycling.

Among other measures, the standard ensures that recyclers will not export electronic waste to developing countries, dump such waste in municipal landfills or incinerators, or use prisoners as labor. It also calls for the destruction of private consumer data and the implementation of occupation health standards in accordance with the Basel Action Network-a nonprofit group that aims to reduce the spread of toxic chemicals.

Wells' participation comes simultaneously whit the launch of the e-Stewards Recyclers Certification, the group's first global electronics waste management program.



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