Ontario Electronic Stewardship (OES) is a not-for-profit organization that begin operations in April, 2009 with leading retail, information technology and consumer electronics companies who make and market electronic products in Ontario.
To lead end-of-life electronics collection
in an environmentally responsible and cost effective manner for the benefit of all Ontarians.
OES collects fees from member companies to fulfill obligations set out by Ontario’s Waste Diversion Act (2002) and the Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Program Plan. The program requires electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) “brand owners,” “first importers,” “franchisors,” and “assemblers” to fund the diversion of their products and packaging from the waste stream.
OES is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors consisting of “stewards” from across the supply chain, who represent a wide range of obligated electrical and electronic equipment. Officers, directors, and employees of companies that supply designated products for sale in Ontario are eligible for appointment to the Board.
The Board includes 10 voting directors and two observers (non-voting). OES’s Governance Committee and Chair regularly review the Board’s composition to ensure adequate steward representation for all obligated products.