CompuPoint USA, LLC

Certifications

Highest and Best Environmental Practices...

The R2:2013 Standard is the most recent version of the Standard. The R2 Standard is a way to identify, aggregate, distribute, and monitor best-practices in electronics repair and recycling.

 

The (R2) Standard “Responsible Recycling practices for Use in Accredited Certifications Programs” emerged from a multi-stakeholder process convened by the US Environmental Protection Agency to create a voluntary, market-based mechanism for ensuring best practices in electronics recycling. The development of the standard addressed the operational and environmental challenges in electronics recycling and repair.

 

The R2 Standard creates market incentives for recycling facilities to implement environmental, health, and safety procedures that directly benefit their workers, the communities in which they operate, and the environment.

The R2 Standard helps facilities avoid “reinventing the wheel” by providing consistent knowledge and guidance for electronics repair and recycling that can be applied to any facility, anywhere. Here are just a few examples of how R2:2013 Practices addresses these top corporate concerns that impact decision making when choosing the right IT asset disposal provider:

 

Provision 1: Environmental, Health, and Safety Management System. An environmental, health and safety management system (EHSMS) is the foundation upon which the R2 requirements rest. The EHSMS is the mechanism to continuously improve environmental, and health and safety performance.

 

Provision 2: Reuse, Recover Hierarchy of Responsible Management Strategies. The R2 Standard requires a written policy for managing used and end-of life electronic equipment based on a Hierarchy of Reuse, Materials Recovery and Energy Recovery or Land Disposal, which is only allowed “if no reuse or recycling options are viable”. The hierarchy is implemented in the operational procedures of each organization.

 

Provision 3: Legal Requirements Identifying and complying with environmental, health & safety, data security and import/export legal requirements is an important provision of the R2 standard.

 

Provision 4: On-site Environmental, Health, and Safety. The goal of Provision 4 is to protect the recycler’s workforce, public health, and the environment. This includes identifying and controlling EH&S hazards, having the technical capability to process material and maintaining good housekeeping standards.

 

Provision 5: Focus Materials R2:2013 requires the responsible management of Focus Materials throughout the recycling chain. Throughout the R2:2013 Standard, various requirements are imposed on the need for qualification or “due diligence” of downstream vendors.

 

Provision 6: Reusable Equipment and Components Reuse is the preferred management strategy for electronic devices under the R2 Standard.

 

Provision 7: Tracking Throughout Provision 7 of the R2 Standard focuses on tracking throughput, including ways to track recyclable material, record keeping requirements, and other best practices.

 

Provision 8: Data Destruction Data security and destruction is increasingly important. Provision 8 outlines data destruction requirements for R2 refurbishers and recyclers, and this outlines guidance on types of data-bearing materials, destruction and sanitization methods, and best-practices.

 

Provision 9: Storage Properly storing used electronics is essential for compliance to the R2 Standard.

CompuPoint USA, LLC

Sustainability

Highest and Best Environmental Practices...

CompuPoint, USA LLC is a reliable Electronics Recycler with a strong emphasis on commodity reuse by dismantling electronics and is certified as a R2:2013 Electronics Recycler. The new R2 Standard includes heightened requirements for electronics recyclers such as tighter export regulations, detailed downstream material tracking, and a stricter focus on data security and destruction. The R2:2013 certification ensures all computers and electronics recycled by CompuPoint USA, LLC will be handled responsibly and won’t be exported or end up in a landfill.

 

The R2:2013 certification ensures CompuPoint USA, LLC will continue to provide the highest level of environmental compliance. A broad spectrum of clients ranging from State, Federal agencies, Cities, Counties, Landfills, Businesses across the U.S. depend on CompuPoint USA, LLC for their IT asset disposition needs. CompuPoint USA, LLC’s strict policies and processes ensure that all corporate partners are in compliance with all state and federal regulations for data destruction, and environmentally safe disposal of IT assets.

We always aim at keeping abreast with the highest standards in the industry, and with this newly updated certification, we take yet another leap forward when it comes to IT Asset Disposition.

Murtaza Dohadwala, Environmental Compliance Lead at CompuPoint USA, LLC.

The R2 standard certifies that electronics recycling and refurbishing facilities conform to best practices in environmental health and worker safety, data security, and comply with all applicable laws. The standard was originally developed in 2008 through a joint process convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and involving electronics recyclers and refurbishers, manufacturers, retailers, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders.

 

The new R2:2013 version of the standard emphasizes repair and reuse, record keeping and reporting, environmental health and safety planning, data security, and other updates.

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