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Responsible Recycling Practices (R2) Certification

Today, customers of electronic recyclers want proof of the management of environmental, worker health and safety, and security issues. An increasing number of your customers will insist on independent, third party electronic recycling certification to verify compliance of your recycling management system with a highest requirements. SGS’s globally recognised Responsible Recycling© Standard (R2) certification for electronic recyclers, based on an independent audit, is the key operating standard for the electronic recycling industry.

The recycling of electronics presents unique challenges on several fronts. The hazardous chemicals, including lead, cadmium, arsenic and mercury, commonly found in electronics equipment present risks to the environment and to workers in a recycling operation. Information stored in computers, copiers and other electronic devices must be properly managed to avoid its improper distribution.

R2 is the voluntary operational practices standard specific to electronic recyclers (e-recyclers). The standard provides a framework for your recycling management system and EHS management system. R2 addresses environmental, worker health and safety, and information security issues that are directly related to the recycling of electronics equipment. R2 is the industry operating standard and your certification to the standard demonstrates your knowledge of safe, secure electronics recycling

R2 certification by SGS provides a comprehensive, 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 all aspects of electronic recycling, as well as local and international environmental and health and safety issues and regulations.

Organisations may elect to integrate R2 with the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) as the supporting EHS management system. R2 can also be readily integrated with other certified management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001. R2 certification demonstrates your commitment to environmentally responsible recycling practices, and it also provides you with practical ways to improve your recycling and electronics recycling operation. Contact SGS to learn more about the R2 certification process.

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