Desco is on a mission to help South Africa to develop a circular recycling economy and to prioritise responsible electronic recycling. It is for this reason that we put our people and processes through the extensive certification programme for ISO 14001. This international standard for environmental management systems (EMS) is the most widely used in the world, with over 360,000 ISO 14001 certificates issued globally. It specifies the requirements for the formulation and maintenance of an EMS, which helps to control the environmental aspects of any business, reduce its impacts and ensure full legal compliance with local and international legislation and regulations. Studies show that as much as 70% of total office waste is recyclable; however, only 7.5% of that waste actually reaches the recycling facility. ISO 14001 is at the forefront of the global effort to change that balance and move the planet closer to a circular recycling economy. The certification is broad enough to offer significant benefits to organisations in any industry or sector, while still providing a specific framework for implementing relevant sustainable practices.