Understanding the RIOS EHMS Standard
RIOS or Recycling Industry Operating Standard refers to the standard of recycling industry for environment, quality, and health and safety management systems. RIOS EHMS provides an excellent framework for the recyclers of scrap (irrespective of their size and scrap materials they recycle and this includes electronic scrap as well) to improve their quality, environment, health & safety management systems performance and bottom line.
RIOS covers key operational and continual improvement elements that also exist in ISO 9001, OHSAS 18001, and ISO 14001 without technical language and redundancies. RIOS renders a powerful framework for an integrated and comprehensive management system to drive continual improvement in the overall system thereby ensuring superior efficiency throughout the operations.
Why Your Organization Needs an RIOS EHMS Standards Certification?
Scrap recyclers used only generic management system standards for environment, quality, and health and safety management before RIOS came into existence. It was, however, quite difficult to use several standards that weren’t designed for recycling industry in particular. Realizing the need for designing a standard for efficient management of environment, quality, and health and safety management systems, ISRI introduced RIOS standard. RIOS is designed particularly for the scrap recyclers of all sizes and scrap materials including electronics, metal, paper, and so forth. With RIOS EHMS in place, therefore, your organization can ensure continual improvement in environment, quality, and health and safety management systems.
RIOS EHMS Certification Requirements
Here are few of the requirements that must be met by a recycling firm to be able to obtain RIOS EHMS: