Costco Wholesale Corporation

Costco is an American warehouse club. Since 2014, it has been the second largest retailer in the United States and the third largest in the world.

As You Sow Withdraws Shareholder Proposal on E-Waste

The company agreed to series of three meetings in 2015 to discuss its potential responsibility for collection and recycling of electronics. As part of the engagement, it agreed to meet with experts from advocacy and recycling groups to discuss actions by other retailers on electronics take back, existing state laws and e-waste recycler certification programs. The company recognizes it will be asked to develop a policy on electronics recycling and store-based take back pilot projects.

As You Sow has engaged with Costco on issues related to Electronic Waste.

Electronic Waste 2015

STATUS: Withdrawn; Company will address

BE IT RESOLVED: That Costco's board of directors prepare a report, at reasonable cost and excluding confidential information, on the company's policy options to reduce potential pollution and public health problems from electronic waste generated as a result of its sales to consumers, and to increase the safe recycling of such wastes.

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