The Responsible Recycler Practices Standard, or R2 Standard, was developed by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in cooperation with major stakeholders and recyclers in the electronics industry. It describes best practices that go beyond legal compliance and calls for the responsible management of materials throughout the entire recycling process.
Your business needs to demonstrate commitment to best practices in operations, safety and the environment through R2 certification in order to meet the requirements of large electronics manufacturers. Additionally, one of the requirements for R2 certification is to comply with strict disposal methods for data storage devices to preserve the privacy of prior users. Their destruction processes are periodically reviewed and validated by an independent party, giving large electronic manufacturers the assurance that their customers’ data is protected.
How can we help you?
TÜV SÜD is one of the few Certification Bodies in the world that is accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) to provide certification to the R2 Standard. Our vast experience in carrying out audits coupled with our reputation for transparency and diligence makes us the ideal technical partner for recyclers seeking R2 certification.
Our R2 certification services
We offer services to support your company in achieving certification to the R2 Standard.
- Training and knowledge - TÜV SÜD’s experts have in-depth knowledge of the R2 Standard and can conduct informational seminars and webinars on the standard’s requirements to companies planning to seek R2 certification anywhere in the world.
- Pre-assessment - As an accredited Certification Body, TÜV SÜD is ideally suited to provide pre-assessments to companies seeking certification to the R2 Standard prior to formal assessment.
- Certification - TÜV SÜD can provide certification to the R2 Standard to electronics recyclers in the U.S. and globally.
TÜV SÜD is among the few reputable Certification Bodies that have been accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board to award R2 certifications. Our depth of expertise and global recognition as a leading management and product Certification Body allow us to help organisations worldwide to manage and achieve improved corporate and environmental goals through the R2 Standard, as well as other environmental standards.