Acquiring certification to the RIOS standard, will establish your commitment to EHS issues, while:
Prepare for RIOS the Recycling Industry Standard
We collaborate with you onsite and offsite to plan, develop, and support certification to RIOS (Recycling Industry Operating Standard). We prepare your organization to pass a formal audit, administered by an ANAB accredited Certification Body, while training your personnel to manage this system as a stand-alone or a mandatory component to the SERI R2:2013 Certification Standard.
What is Recycling Industry Operating Standard RIOS?
The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) is the recycling industry’s management system standard. It provides an outline for policies, processes, and procedures. RIOS is independently audited, and emphasizes best management practices with a focus on the recycling industry. RIOS is an International Standard; recognized worldwide as the Recycling Company Certification of excellence.
The RIOS Standard combines quality, environmental, health, and safety (QEH&S), in a single streamlined management system for the recycling industry. RIOS consists of the key principals found in ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 and can be used for meeting environmental, health and safety requirements required for meeting requirements of the R2:2013 Standard.
>> Minimizing environmental, health and safety impacts.
>> Improving operational safety and emergency preparedness.
>> Gaining an advantage over non-certified competitors.
>> Promoting recycling best management practices (BMPs).
>> Promoting environmental, health and safety awareness.
Why is RIOS Accreditation Important?
The RIOS or the Recycling Industry Operating Standard establishes guidelines for the operation of a recycling facility. RIOS addresses the management of recyclable materials and the many types of waste generated by these processes. It addresses the organization in a holistic manner addressing quality, environmental, health and safety concerns in a single standard.
By requiring quality environmental, health and safety management, the RIOS Standard leverages common components ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 for facilities primarily handling recyclable scrap and other recoverable materials. Formal certification will give you an advantage over uncertified companies by exemplifying your commitment to responsible electronics recycling. Formal certification will:
>> Provide a distinct advantage over unaccredited competitors, who often cannot participate.
>> Demonstrate proactive management of risks; onsite and offsite, through the downstream recycling chain.
>> Establish preferred supplier status with government organizations and prime contractors.
>> Improve environmental awareness and legal compliance.
>> Ensure you meet the additional environmental, health and safety requirements for R2:2013 Standard with RIOS.
>> Create new opportunities by demonstrating proactive quality, environmental, health, and safety management.