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Only about 25% of e-waste is recycled, and it is not always managed responsibly. This causes environmental and health risks from hazardous materials as well as data security risks related to data destruction.
Certifying to an industry standard for safer recycling and disposal of electronic waste demonstrates your organization’s commitment to responsible and effective e-waste management.
NSF International Strategic Registrations (NSF-ISR), an NSF International company, is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to certify to the Responsible Recycling (R2), Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS™) and e-Stewards programs.
R2 is the leading standard for electronics repair and recycling. It provides a common set of processes, safety measures and documentation requirements for businesses that repair and recycle used electronics.
R2 practices include general principles and specific practices for recyclers disassembling or reclaiming used electronics equipment including equipment exported for refurbishment and recycling.
R2 certification addresses:
You can also become a Certified Electronics Recycler® by certifying to both R2 and the Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS™) at the same time.
RIOS™ is an integrated quality, environmental, health and safety management system certification. It allows recyclers to more effectively manage their system, which results in stronger health and safety programs, greater environmental responsibility and better operational efficiency.
Whether recycling paper, plastic, metals, textiles, electronics or tires, recyclers of all commodities are able to adopt RIOS™. RIOS™ is appropriate for both small and large firms anywhere in the world.
You can also become a Certified Electronics Recycler® by certifying to both RIOS™ and Responsible Recycling (R2) standard at the same time.
The e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment is a comprehensive set of performance requirements for the electronics recycling and asset recovery industries. ISO 14001 is fully integrated into the e-Stewards Standard, resulting in dual certification to both ISO 14001 and the e-Stewards Standard in one audit process.
e-Stewards is applicable internationally and meets:
e-Stewards recyclers abide by a rigorous set of requirements and do not export hazardous electronic waste to developing countries or allow such toxic materials to be disposed of in municipal landfills. They also ensure that industry workers are protected from occupational hazards.
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Assurance Program for Sustainable Assessment of Professional Services – Call for Pilot Participants
June 1, 2020
NSF International is calling for participants in a new assurance program for the NSF/ANSI 391.1 standard, the first American National Standard for sustainability in the professional services industry. The pilot will include professional service organizations, purchasers of professional services and approved certification bodies (CBs).
NSF International and Soil Association Team Up to Offer SFI® and FSC® Forestry Certifications
September 25, 2019
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – NSF International subsidiary NSF Certification, LLC and Soil Association Certification Forestry, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Soil Association, today announced an agreement to offer certification to the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC) responsible forest management standards.
NSF and E-Reuse Services Collaborate to Make Electronics Reuse Conference Waste-Free for Second Year
September 19, 2019
Every year, tradeshows and conferences generate thousands of tons of waste in the form of flyers, hand-outs, packaging, coffee cups and more. A closer look reveals an estimated 60 million people attend tradeshows each year—with each attendee generating up to 20 pounds of waste. Not surprisingly, this has a significant impact on the environment.
New White Paper on Quantifying Sustainability Impacts and Setting Successful Sustainability Goals
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Customers and investors are demanding stronger sustainability commitments from companies they work with. The question remains: What is the best method for quantifying and reporting sustainability impacts?