What is Responsible Recycling?
The Responsible Recycling certification is the industry-wide standard for controlling the disposal of electronic waste in a sustainable manner. R2 certification is a voluntary set of best practices for the electronic waste industry facilitated by the U.S. EPA and recognized worldwide.
Accreditation requires the implementation of a system to track the downstream management of electronic equipment. An R2 accredited facility – be it an electronics collector, refurbisher, recycler, reseller or broker - should gain a clearer picture the impact its policies, procedures and practices have on: their business, their employee health and safety and their data security and the environment — both locally and internationally.
Helps you with
- Dispose of electronic waste in a sustainable manner
- Implement neccessary controls to achieve and maintain compliance
- Streamline processes
- Show your clients you've made a commitment
- Encourage and support best practice approach to recycling
- Improve efficiency of electronics refurbishment and recycling program.
Steps to Certification
You will need to fill in an application form in order for NQA to understand your company and requirements. You can do this by completing either the online quick quote or the online formal quote request form. We will use this information to accurately define the scope of assessment and provide you with a proposal for certification.
Once you’ve agreed your proposal your assessments will be booked with an NQA Assessor. This assessment consists of two mandatory visits that form the Initial Certification Audit. Please note that you must be able to demonstrate that your management system has been fully operational for a minimum of three months and has been subject to a management review and full cycle of internal audits.
Following a successful two stage audit, a certification decision is made and if positive, then certification to the required standard is issued by NQA. You will receive a hard and soft copy of the certification. Certification is valid for three years and is maintained through a programme of annual surveillance audits and a three yearly recertification audit.