What is R2 Certification?
The R2v3 standard was released in July 2020 by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) and is the second major revision or upgrade of the R2 standard since 2013, when the first revision was released.
R2v3 certification is a voluntary sustainability standard that certifies responsible electronics processors. IT Asset Managers partnering with electronics recycling and ITAD companies with R2v3-certifications and Environmental Health and Safety Management systems can have confidence their sensitive data is destroyed, that electronics with residual value will be reused, and that their assets won’t end up in a landfill or in a dumping ground halfway around the world.
R2v3 is a code of practices and procedures intended to increase environmental responsibility and lower the impact of waste on the environment. This is achieved through annual onsite compliance audits done by a 3rd party. The scope of the audit covers Data Security and sanitization, downstream through end of life, Environmental, Occupational Health and Safety, as well as Quality Management.