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4AsChairoftheOESBoardIamhonouredtopresentthe2012AnnualReport.In2012theOESBoardfocusedcontinuingeffortsonensuringthedeliveryofanenvironmentallyresponsibleandcosteffectiveelectronicsprogram.WithacommitmenttocontinuousimprovementOESadoptedanumberofreformsaimedatensuringfinancialstability.Chiefamongthemismovingtoacostrecoveryfundingmodelwhichtakeseffectin2013andaddressestheuniquecharacteristicsoftheelectronicssupplychain.Ensuringthatend-of-lifeelectronicsaredivertedfromourlandfillsandwaterwayssafelyandresponsiblyisacorepartofourmandate.WorkingwithourpartnertheRecyclerQualificationOfficeRQOwemaintainhighstandardsandastrongcomplianceandenforcementregimetoprotectstewardsprocessorsandmostimportanttheenvironment.BycentralizingtherecyclercertificationprocessthroughRQOandharmonizingtheseeffortsnationallyoureffortstosafeguardtheenvironmentwillbefurtherstrengthened.Againstthisbackdroptheprogramcontinuedtogainmomentumandrealizegreatresults.WearedelightedtoreportthatinjustoverthreeyearsOntarioresidentsandbusinessestogetherwithournetworkofapprovedserviceprovidershavedivertedalmost170000tonnesofelectronicsfromlandfill.Inotherwordssome5.61kilogramsofwasteelectronicspercapitawerecollectedthisyearcomparedto1.31kilogramspercapitacollectedintheprogramsfirstyear.Overthesameperiodawarenessoftheprogramhasincreasedthreefoldfrom22percentto67percentwhiletotalcostpertonnehasbeendrivendownfrom1672in2010to1105pertonnein2012.ThebottomlinetheOESprogramnotonlyworksitisasignificantassetforOntarians.2012alsobroughtachangeinthecompositionoftheOESBoard.OnbehalfoftheBoardIwanttothankoutgoingmembersDavidBoisSergeLegerChristaCopelandElenaPapakostaPeterSkubnaDr.JamesGray-DonaldandGaryRygusfortheircommitmentandtheirservice.ThisyearsachievementsweredrivenbytheeffortsoffellowBoardmembersadedicatedOESstaffandacomprehensivenetworkofprogrampartners.AswelookforwardtotheyearaheadweremaincommittedtocontinuousimprovementandanadherencetoindustryleadingenvironmentalrecyclingstandardsthattogetherhavebecomethehallmarkoftheOESprogram.MESSAGEFROMTHECHAIRMESSAGEFROMTHECHAIR