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R2 - Responsible Recycling

R2:2013 Certification: The Responsible Recycling (R2:2013) practices for use in accredited certification programs (PDF) is a set of guidelines for accredited certification programs to assess electronics recyclers environmental, worker health and safety, and security practices. Since January 2006, EPA has facilitated a multi-stakeholder group to develop this document.

The voluntary R2:2013 practices include general principles and specific practices for recyclers disassembling or reclaiming used electronics equipment including those electronics that are exported for refurbishment and recycling.


ISO 14001:2004 Certification: The ISO 14000:2004 is a standard for environmental management systems that is applicable to any business, regardless of size, location or income. The aim of the standard is to reduce the environmental footprint of a business and to decrease the pollution and waste a business produces.

ISO 9001:2008 Certification: The ISO 9000:2008 family of standards represents an international consensus on good quality management practices. It consists of standards and guidelines relating to quality management systems and related supporting standards.


OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification: The OHSAS 18001:2007 Occupational health and safety was created via the concerted effort from a number of the worlds leading national standards bodies, certification bodies, and specialist consultancies. A main driver for this was to try to remove confusion in the workplace from the proliferation of certifiable OH&S specifications. It promotes a safe and healthy working environment by providing a framework that allows our organization to consistently identify and control its health and safety risks, reduce the potential for accidents, aid legislative compliance and improve overall performance.  The standard has been updated to OHSAS 18001:2007 to parallel ISO 14001 and ISO 9000 for more consistency and to enable easier integration of environment, quality and health and safety management systems into one.


C2 (Compliance Commitment): The Compliance  Commitment Certification from the Texas Commission for Environmental Quality assures that a recycler is in compliance with Texas requirements for recyclers. This site visit program offers free, confidential on-site, compliance assessments of facilities that are owned or operated by local governments, independently owned and operated businesses, and independent school districts. Those who successfully participate in the program receive a Compliance Commitment (C2) certificate and can earn up to a two-year exemption from routine investigations.