Because computers and electronics recycling is important, our company passes the certifications in the field of professional recycling. An effective gesture for the health of the planet, for today and for future generations.
ISO14001 defines the criteria for an environmental management system and lends itself to certification. It offers a framework that companies or organizations can apply to set up an effective environmental management system.
The ISO14000 family standards are developed by ISO technical committee / TC207 and its various subcommittees. For a complete list of published standards in this family, see this committee’s standards catalog.
ISO14001 establishes the requirements associated with guidelines for the implementation of the standard within the framework of environmental systems. Other standards in this family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labeling and life cycle assessment, and also address environmental challenges associated with climate change.
R2 stands for Responsible Recycling and is an international standard specially created for the electronics recycling industry by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI). SERI is the ANSI Accredited Housing Organization and Standards Development Organization for R2: Responsible Recycling Practices for Use in Accredited Certification Programs.
Stakeholders who contributed to the creation of these standards include the US Environmental Protection Agency (the EPA was responsible for a study on the implementation of the R2 standards); regulators of state agencies; recyclers, renovators and their electronics trade associations; OEM / electronic product recycling service customers; and non-governmental organizations.
The standards were then accredited by ANAB, and in 2008 R2 was published. R2 certification is international and standards and guidelines are available in five languages. The current standard for R2 certification is R2: 2013. As of early 2020, this standard is under review and is expected to be republished with updates in the coming year.
This R2 Equipment Categorization (REC) is used to determine the R2 process applicability for all equipment, components and materials upon receipt and throughout processing, and to assign the cosmetic, functional, and data sanitization status to Collectible and Specialty Electronics, and Functional Products after processing.
These categories are integrated with the R2 Standard to ensure the proper handling of the equipment by the R2 Facility. While these categories may be applied to individual pieces of equipment or components, they may alternatively be used to identify the status of batches of equipment or components, or specific storage areas.
ISO 45001 is the standard developed by ISO for organizations concerned with improving the safety of their employees, reducing workplace risks and creating better and safer working conditions.
According to the International Labor Organization, more than 7,600 people lose their lives every day as a result of workplace accidents or occupational diseases. This is why an ISO committee of experts in the fields of occupational health and safety has been commissioned to develop an International Standard with the potential to save nearly three million lives each year. Structured in the same way as other ISO management systems, this standard will be familiar to users of standards such as ISO 14001 or ISO 9001. ISO 45001 builds on the success of earlier international standards developed in this area such as OHSAS 18001, as well as that of the ILO-OSH guidelines of the International Labor Organization, various national standards and international labor standards or ILO conventions.
Electronics and Computers recycling Inc. requires a minimum of 5 computers to access the Free Pickup service.