Understanding the Responsible Recycling (R2) Standard
R2 or the Responsible Recycling standard is specially designed for electronic recyclers and it sets forth the standards for environmental, health and safety and security requirements. R2 focuses on end-of-life electronics recycling with a special focus on the downstream of recycled materials.
Why Your Organization Needs an R2 Standards Certification?
Obtaining the R2 standards certification sends a positive message and reassurance among the customers of an electronic recycling company that the concerned company employs only the responsible recycling methods. The certification in a way verifies that the electronic recycling company is responsible about how end-of-life and used electronic equipment are managed by the company. At the same time, the standard helps the electronic recyclers highlight their performance and values to their customers.
R2 Certification Requirements
R2 certification requirements include compliance with employee safety standards and data security standards and based on ISO concept of Plan-Do-Check-Act. R2 is similar to ISO 14001 as it requires electronic recyclers to identify environmental, health and safety risk associated with given activities of the recycler.
Among the requirements, R2 certification requires electronic recyclers to:
Benefits of getting R2 certified
For more information on R2 standards certification, training and compliance, please feel free to contact the R2 consultants at GlenView Group.