Quality, Transparency and Proven
An R2-certified company has the ability to implement best practices in environmental sustainability and overall health, safety and security aspects of electronics recycling.
Each provision of the R2 Standard is designed to help ensure the Quality, Transparency, and Environmental and Social responsibility, of R2 Certified electronics recycling facilities.
The R2 Standards
The R2 Standard focuses on the performance of electronics recyclers in the areas of :
• Environmental and public health
• Worker health and safety
• Security (Data and Facility)
• The whole of the recycling process and chain of custody of materials through final disposition
Importance of R2 Certification
The issue of e-waste and safe disposal is attracting increasing attention globally. Across countries, many of the end-consumers have minimal knowledge of methods of disposing of electronic waste which majorly include old IT equipment like circuit boards, cathode ray tubes, batteries, computer monitors and terminals, old mobile phones, stereos, televisions, DVD players, etc.
Most of this techno-trash make their way to local landfills or are exported to countries where the quality of life and labor is cheap. Here, the waste is generally either burnt, heaped in dumps or melted down.