SS 587 standards assist  organisation to reduce the environmental impact of infocomm technology (ICT) equipment waste. It also provides guidelines for organisations to establish the policies, systems and processes necessary to improve the management of their ICT equipment recycling processes so as to lessen environmental impact.

It also specifies the requirements of a certifiable management system which provides organisations generating ICT equipment waste with a recognised framework as well as a logical and consistent methodology to establish, implement and improve their ICT equipment recycling processes. This framework is aligned with established international management system standards, and is based on the Plan-Do-Check-Act continual improvement framework.

This standard placed greater emphasis on the management of end-of-life ICT equipment, which consist :
– Reuse
– Repair
– Remanufacturing
– Salvage
– Material recovery
– Responsible disposal.



  • Enhance the corporate images of both MNCs and SMEs
  • Increases organization competitive advantage
  • Demonstrates strong corporate policies and governance
  • Reduce environmental impact and natural resource depletion