Sunnking Inc., an electronics recycling and data destruction company with facilities in Brockport and Buffalo, has successfully completed the updated R2/RIOS:2013 certification process. It is among one of the first electronics recyclers in New York to upgrade to the new standards. In addition, Sunnking also added the RIOS:2006 standard to its list of certifications.
R2/RIOS is a combination of the responsible recycling (R2) practices and the recycling industry operating standard, or RIOS. The R2/RIOS:2013 Standard establishes responsible recycling practices for the recycling of electronics globally. By certifying to this standard, electronics recyclers help customers make more informed decisions and have increased confidence that used and end-of-life electronics are managed in an environmentally responsible manner, protective of the health and safety of workers and the public, and that all data on all media devices is secure until destroyed.
RIOS is a comprehensive integrated quality, environmental, health and safety system based on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001. It focusing on aspects relevant to the scrap recycling industries. The six components of RIOS cover general requirements, policy, planning, implementation, checking/corrective action and management.
The R2:2013 standard was developed by the R2 solutions technical advisory committee as the next generation of the R2 practices released in 2008 by the Environmental Protection Agency. R2:2013 seeks to clarify requirements of the R2:2008 practices, improve the readability and understanding of the standard, provide additional best practices, and enhance the quality of certification.