AS 9001

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 released in 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…

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R2 Certification

R2 Just Makes Sense

We usually speak with companies who have already decided to pursue getting R2 certification (Responsible Recycling) or renewing their certification. But we know that making this decision often comes at a cost. R2 costs money and it costs time. But are the pro’s worth it? We know it can be a big decision to make. As one user recently…

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Recycling Standards

Recycling Standards: Top 3

Between R2, RIOS, and e-Stewards, the environmental/recycling 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…

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ISO 45001

ISO 45001: Introduction

We knew it was coming! And on March 12, 2018, ISO 45001 was published. On March 13, ISO hosted a livestream video to answer all of your questions about this new standard. Although we’ve been learning more about ISO 45001, and even wrote a blog a few months ago about the differences between ISO 45001 and OHSAS 18001, we…

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R2

R2 Standard 2018 Update

The Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) begins their 3 day meeting in Denver, Colorado today to discuss R2 standard revisions, which is open to the public. The R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has been meeting regularly via conference call to consider revisions to the R2 Standard.  The TAC is comprised of…

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OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001

OHSAS 18001 to ISO 45001

What is OHSAS 18001? OHSAS 18001 is a framework for an occupational health and safety management system, that guides organizations to put in place the policies, procedures and controls needed for organizations to achieve the best possible working conditions and workplace health and safety, aligned to internationally recognized best practice. What’s Next? OHSAS 18001 is going…

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R2 Makes Sense For Your Business

Why Your Business Needs R2

We usually speak with companies who have already decided to pursue getting R2 certification (Responsible Recycling) or renewing their certification. But we know that making this decision for your business often comes at a cost. R2 costs money and it costs time. But are the pro’s worth it? We know it can be a big decision to…

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R2 Standard Shifting to R2v3

SERI R2 2017 (TAC) Meeting

On Nov. 7 – 9, 2017, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International ( SERI ) hosted an open meeting in Denver to discuss revising the R2 (Responsible Recycling) standard. The R2 Standard provides a common set of processes, safety measures, and documentation requirements for businesses that repair and recycle used electronics. R2 is rigorously and independently audited,…

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ISO 9001 Certification

The ISO 9001:2015 Certification

Why Is ISO 9001 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. All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a…

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