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Recycling Industry Operation Standard (RIOS) Certification

Today, customers of recycled materials want proof that their suppliers adhere to environmentally friendly practices and comply with the highest standards in quality and occupational health & safety. They insist on independent, third party recycling certification to verify this commitment. Globally recognised Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certification by SGS proves your commitment to quality, environment and safety in recycling practices.

RIOS certification provides a comprehensive, integrated recycling management system for your operation. When you partner with SGS for your certifications, you benefit from our global reputation as a leading provider of audits and certifications. SGS auditors thoroughly understand recycling industry operations as well as local and international environmental and health and safety issues and regulations.

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) was developed by the scrap recycling industry to help companies manage and improve their quality of work and environment, health and safety (QEHS) management systems. RIOS provides a framework for effectively managing and controlling your recycling operations and achieving measurable continual improvement in QEHS performance.

Initially designed for the scrap metal recyclers, RIOS is readily applicable to electronic recyclers. It applies and can be readily implemented to all other recycling operations including paper products and plastic recyclers.

The RIOS standard can be readily aligned with your existing management systems including ISO 9001, 14001 and / or OHSAS 18001.

RIOS certification by SGS provides a number of important benefits to your recycling operation including:

  • An improved environmental and health & safety footprint and better relationships with stakeholders, regulatory bodies and members of your community
  • An increased understanding of environmental regulations and your improved compliance
  • A clear understanding of health and safety regulations and practices
  • Continuous improvements to your operation, leading to increased customer satisfaction and a more favorable bottom line

RIOS certification demonstrates your commitment to quality, environment and safety in recycling practices and provides you with practical ways to improve your recycling operation. Contact SGS to learn more about the RIOS certification process.

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