The Retail sector has an extensive supply chain that utilises a large volume of E&E equipment, from computers, tills and hand-held devices through to warehouse management and distribution systems. The sector is expected to deliver a high level of efficiency from its value chain and has to safeguard brand reputation by implementing best practice throughout. Consumer environmental awareness and expectations have increased pressure on this sector to implement forward-thinking and active end-of-life E&E programmes. There are yet more risks to adequate brand protection for those retailers whose business model involves selling own-label E&E goods.

WSL is introducing people, processes and procedures from beyond the e-waste sector to transform it - connecting and streamlining the materials transformation ecosystem, reducing overall costs as well as creating new revenues and business opportunities for clients and partners. The result is an approach to business which addresses the legal requirements and potential brand protection and corporate social responsibility impacts of e-waste legislation for our clients by providing complete and compliant end-of-life strategies in line with current and anticipated WEEE Directives.