ESTA's Product Stewardship Program is designed to help all members
of the entertainment technology industry -- manufacturers, distributors
and end users -- ensure the safe use of all products throughout
their life cycles. ESTA's Product Stewardship program gives companies
the tools they need to formalize their product stewardship procedures
and share them with clients, vendors and end users.
"The essential tools of our trade require an ongoing commitment
to safety, especially as new technologies are introduced so frequently," says ESTA TSC Co-Chair Mike Wood. "While many companies already practice product stewardship,
this program provides a framework for them to formalize their procedures
and make certain that product stewardship is part of their day-to-day
Is Product Stewardship?
Product stewardship is the safe use and handling of products and
equipment at all stages of their life cycles -- from design and manufacturing
to distribution, use and disposal. Companies practicing product stewardship
go beyond regulatory compliance. They integrate health, safety and
environmental considerations into every facet of their operations,
particularly their interactions with customers and vendors.