What Is R2 and Why Is It Important?
Anyone can claim to be a responsible recycler, but R2 Certified companies prove it with annual inspections conducted by independent third party certifying bodies. R2 Certified recyclers and refurbishers comply with the requirements of the R2 Standard which was developed by a multi-stakeholder group with representatives from the EPA, major manufacturers and recyclers to protect the environment, workers and data security. More and more businesses and government agencies are entrusting their decommissioned electronic equipment to R2 Certified companies because they recognize the value of protecting their brand and bottom line from data breeches and environmental liabilities stemming from improper disposal of their IT assets. R2 Certified companies conform to the highest industry standards, which reduces your exposure to liability.
Using an R2 Certified company offers the following safeguards:
(Visit SERI – Sustainable Electronics Recycling International @ www.sustainableelectronics.org to learn more about the R2:2013 standard and certification).
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