R2:2013 – Electronics Recycling
Responsible Recycling Management System
The R2 standard is the leading standard for electronics repair and recycling. The R2 Standard is rigorously and independently audited, emphasizing quality, safety, and transparency. Over 530 facilities are currently R2 certified in 21 countries, with more added every day. While R2 is a stand-alone certification, the R2 process must be implemented concurrently with an environment, health and safety management system (ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001). Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible reuse, repair and recycling of electronic products. SERI is the housing-body for the R2 Standard and works with a coalition of partners to raise awareness of electronics repair and recycling issues around the world.
The R2 Standard is a way to identify, aggregate, distribute and monitor best-practices in electronics repair and recycling. R2 creates market incentives for recycling facilities to implement environmental, health and safety procedures that directly benefit their workers, communities, and the environment. Operational improvements, record-keeping and safety are a market differentiator for prospective customers.
R2 Focus Materials
R2 Focus Materials, also referred to as “FMs”, are materials in end-of-life electronic equipment that warrant greater care during recycling, refurbishing, materials recovery, energy recovery, incineration, and/or disposal due to their toxicity or other potential adverse worker health and safety, public health, or environmental effects that can arise if the materials are managed without appropriate safeguards.
Focus Materials (FMs) contain:
- Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs)
- CRT glass, CRT fines, coatings, and frit
- Whole or shredded circuit boards
Consulting Support for R2:2013
Core Business Solutions has qualified R2 consultants ready to help you achieve certification. Support for the R2 standard is available through all of our Online and Onsite Consulting Programs. We also provide consulting support for companies seeking multiple certifications (such as ISO 14001 and ISO 45001) through an Integrated Management System.
Our consultants translate the technical language of the standard into Plain English and make it as simple and effective for your organization as possible. Implemented properly, R2 gives you a continual return on your investment.
If you would like any additional information about our ISO certification consulting programs, or would like a quote for any of these options, please give us a call or send a quick email. We’re also glad to answer any ISO questions you may have.
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