Step takes pride in working towards a definitive set of objectives and having a clear-cut methodology to enable us achieve our vital goals. The criteria we employ come under the following headings:
Research and piloting
Overcoming the e-waste problem requires knowledge, leadership and action. By conducting and sharing scientific research, Step is helping to shape effective policy-making. Research is also key to reducing or replacing resources used in manufacturing. By fostering the generation of problem-solving ideas, Step can support their implementation and analyze their effect.
Strategy and goal-setting
While the overall goal is the elimination of e-waste as a problem, there are realities to be embraced along the way. Targets, goals and strategies must take into account the varying circumstances of different jurisdictions and markets. A key strategic goal is to empower pro-activity in the marketplace through expanded membership and to secure a robust funding base to support activity.
Training and development
Step’s global overview of e-waste issues makes it the obvious provider of training on e-waste issues. The Step E-Waste Academy brings together diverse groups of participants and trains them on key issues. A syllabus is being defined with the ultimate goal of expanding the Step E-Waste Academy.
Communication and branding
Brand communication and awareness is vital, both within the membership and throughout the industry as a whole. One of Step’s priorities is to ensure that members, prospective members and legislators are all made aware of the nature and scale of the problem, its development opportunities and how Step is contributing to solving the e-waste problem.