European Charter for Sustainable Refurbishment of digital devices
The SuRe Charter: a charter for refurbishment professionals
The SuRe Charter is meant for organisations active in refurbishing digital equipment.
As a user of digital devices, conscious of the need to extend the lifetime of your equipment outside of your organisation, you probably donate or sell it, to give it a second life. But are you sure that your partners, handling these devices, apply all best practices and requirements ? Get them to sign the SuRe Charter, to reassure you and your collaborators that your devices will not become a bigger problem.
This charter commits the refurbishment organisations to do their utmost to collect, refurbish and put back into circulation EEE (Electrical and Electronic Equipment) with a view to extending its lifespan in good operating conditions as much as possible, seeking, across the entire value chain, to reduce the environmental footprint and resolve economic, social and societal issues.
The SuRe charter commits its signatory to 4 mandatory areas: technical, ethical, legal and fiscal. In addition, it allows the signatory to commit to 2 complementary axes, to differentiate it from its competitors: a social and/or an environmental commitment.
Several technical principles are detailed in the charter: specialisation, systematic control, transparency of its technical processes, reasoned replacement of components.
In addition, ethical (confidentiality), legal (information, operational framework) and fiscal (conformity) commitments are required from the signatory.
Option 1: environmental commitments
Optionally, the signatory can add commitments related to the environment: regional activity, reciprocal commitment (on value chain, partners and providers) and transparency (detailed reporting on the outcome of the refurbishment process)
Option 2: social commitment
The signatory can also opt to commit towards more social justice, solidarity and equity.
Download the SuRe Charter
Download & read the full content of the SuRe Charter:
If you are a professional organisation active in refurbishment of EEE (Electric and Electronic Equipment), you can elect to sign the SuRe Charter, appear on this website and proudly annouce your commitment to your partners, clients, donators and prospects.
To do so, download the Charter using one of the links above, sign it and send an electronic copy to email@example.com, with your logo.