Gaining certification to the R2:2013 standard, establishes your commitment to customer satisfaction while:
Prepare for Certification to R2:2013 Responsible Electronics Recycling
We will collaborate with you one-on-one, onsite and off, to prepare you for audit, certification, and management of the R2:2013 Responsible Recycling Standard. We prepare your organization for ANAB Accredited Registrar audit to the SERI R2:2013 Standard; mandatorily combined with RIOS:2006 or OSHAS 18001 and ISO 14001.
What is R2:2013 Responsible Recycling?
R2:2013 is the leading standard for electronics repair and recycling. It provides a common processes, safety measures, and documentation requirements for businesses that repair and recycle used electronics. R2 is independently audited, and emphasizes quality, safety, and transparency. More than 500 facilities, in more than 20 countries are currently R2 certified.
Although the R2 Certification is the only certification managed by non-profit organization Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), this certification can only be attained in combination with other approved environmental, health and safety management systems, including either: a.) R2:2013 with Recycling Industry Operations Standard (RIOS), or b.) ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 and R2:2013 combined.
>> Significantly improving operating and market performance.
>> Creating customer confidence and retention.
>> Opening doors to new domestic and international opportunities.
>> Providing advantages over uncertified competitors.
>> Identifying weaknesses and improve internal processes.
Why is R2 Accreditation Important?
Holders of R2:2008 must have updated to R2:2013 as it is now de facto standard, and mandatory. R2:2013 is relevant to any organization which recycles electronics, and performs all of this associated processes and procedures.
In addition to demonstrating an organization's commitment to environmental, safety and security concerns associated with electronic scrap processing, this management system provides for:
>> A distinct advantage over unaccredited competitors, who [often] cannot even participate.
>> A demonstrated, proactive, management of risks; onsite, offsite, and through the downstream recycling chain.
>> Establishing preferred supplier status with government organizations and prime contractors.
>> Alleviatingstakeholder health and safety concerns.
>> The improvement environmental awareness and legal compliance.
>> The collection of electronics from government agencies at all levels; which require R2:2013.
>> Creation new opportunities by meeting certification or accreditation conditions found in e-scrap contract requirements.