EPRA ANNUAL REPORT 2017 5 EPRA is committed to recycling end-of-life electronics (EOLE) collected through our approved network of drop-off locations in a responsible manner that protects the environment and worker health and safety. EPRA only works with recyclers who have been verified under the national Electronics Recycling Standard (ERS), which was designed by the electronics industry to ensure that EOLE are managed in a safe and environmentally-sound manner. Further, our Recycler Qualification Office (RQO) audits the recyclers against the ERS requirements with third-party certification by the internationally recognized R2 Standard as the first step in verification. EPRA requires that all recyclers actively process material and maintain appropriate environmental, health, safety and security controls for properly handling all materials. The ERS and audit processes promote: 4 sound environmental management practices 4 enhanced worker health and safety controls 4 robust data security measures; and 4 downstream processing accountability. EPRA Recycling Process and Standards