I have been doing internal R2 audits for many years now. In those years I've had the opportunity to see lots of companies. Big companies, small companies, companies that run like well-oiled machines and set the standard in their industry, and ragtag companies that do the barest minimum to stay in business.
The annual trade show E-Scrap 2018 was held in New Orleans, Louisiana from October 9 - 11, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency New Orleans. Marketed for attendees in the electronics scrap industry, there were a number of trade organizations such as Basel Action Network (BAN), Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) and several others.
ISO 45001 was published in March 2018 and since then, we've published a couple blogs about this new Occupational Health & Safety Standard, which will replace OHSAS 18001 in March 2021.
What Is NAID?
NAID is the National Association for Information Destruction and is the international trade association for companies providing information destruction services. Suppliers of products, equipment and services to destruction companies are also eligible for membership. NAID's mission is to promote the information destruction industry and the standards and ethics of its member companies.
What Is AS 9100?
AS 9100 is a certification based on a standard published by the Society of Automotive Engineers in the Americas (SAE). Initially releasedin October 1999 by the Society of Automotive Engineers in the Americas and the European Association of Aerospace Industries in Europe, and shortly thereafter by standards organizations in Japan and Asia, AS 9100 was a cooperative effort of the International Aerospace Quality Group. As such, it combines and harmonizes requirements outlined in the SAE's AS 9000's and Europe's prEN9000-1 standards.
We usually speak with companies who have already decided to pursue getting R2 certification (Responsible Recycling) or renewing their certification.
Glacier Consulting continues to grow! We are excited to introduce our new Director of Compliance, Michael Hutchcraft.
Between R2, RIOS, and e-Stewards, the environmental standards landscape can get really confusing. What is RIOS and how does it compare to R2? What is e-Stewards and why would I need it? Which standards make sense for me?Below we review each of the major environmental standards you may consider for your business. We'll describe each of these standards, explain how they relate to other standards and what is unique about each of them.
What is e-Stewards?
Introduced in 2009. The e-Stewards® Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment© is a comprehensive set of performance requirements created specifically for the electronics recycling and asset recovery industries, and other processors, set into the framework of the global environmental management system standard known as ISO 14001.
We knew it was coming! And on March 12, 2018, ISO 45001 was published. On March 13, ISO hosted a livestream videoto answer all of your questions about this new standard.
Why Is This Important?
ISO 9001 is the most common quality management system in the world. According to ISO in 2016, there are 1,106,356 current ISO 9001 certified organizations globally, which is a 7% increase over 2015. And this number continues to grow.