SOURCE: Ingram Micro

Ingram Micro

March 07, 2011 13:02 ET

Ingram Micro Launches Smart Steward Recycling Program

Provides Revenue for North American Resellers Seeking to Be Socially Responsible

SANTA ANA, CA--(Marketwire - March 7, 2011) - Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), the world's largest technology distributor and supply-chain services provider, today launched its Smart Steward recycling program, providing a convenient avenue for the environmentally friendly disposal of small electronics and printer supplies. This new program is another way Ingram Micro is able to offer its resellers incremental revenue.

North American resellers can now utilize the company's Smart Steward website, www.ingrammicro.com/smartsteward, to arrange for the recycling of toner and ink cartridges and small electronic devices such as mobile phones, for which Ingram Micro provides a trade-in payment. Through the website, the reseller can also request shipping materials for the safe return of the recyclables. Resellers are able to set up accounts for their own business and those of their customers. If a cartridge cannot be reused, it is recycled into other products.

"Our company is dedicated to helping our business partners excel in a way that is responsible to our communities," said Keith Bradley, senior executive vice president and president, North America. "Through the Smart Steward program, we provide an efficient recycling program that offers our customers an additional revenue stream to help them increase profitability. They reduce landfill waste and receive payment for their efforts, while Ingram Micro contributes to a greener planet and strengthens our customer relationships."

Ingram Micro launched its Smart Citizen global corporate social responsibility program last year. Since then, it has received ISO 14001 certification for its environmental systems in North America and disclosed sustainability activities on a dedicated website, www.ingrammicro.com/smartcitizen. The company works closely with its business partners to contribute to a socially responsible supply chain throughout the world.

About Ingram Micro Inc.
As a vital link in the technology value chain, Ingram Micro creates sales and profitability opportunities for vendors and resellers through unique marketing programs, outsourced logistics, technical and financial support, managed and cloud-based services, and product aggregation and distribution. The company is the only global broad-based IT distributor, serving more than 150 countries on six continents with the world's most comprehensive portfolio of IT products and services. Visit www.ingrammicro.com.