Call2Recycle Canada receives preeminent sustainability certification
Achievement of R2:2013 underscores environmental commitment of battery recycling program
Call2Recycle Canada, Inc., the country's leading consumer battery stewardship and recycling organization, has achieved the latest Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2) certification, R2:2013. R2 is the leading standard for recycling organizations and is recognized by Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), an electronic recycling non-profit that serves as the housing-body for the R2 standard. The distinction reinforces Call2Recycle's commitment to following stringent requirements on the safe and secure collecting and processing of batteries.
Standard practices tied to R2 requirements align with Call2Recycle's core tenants. Practices include worker health and safety, security, the environment, downstream management (domestically and internationally) and end-of-life electronic material and equipment, inclusive of batteries.
"By managing to R2 standards, Call2Recycle is demonstrating its dedication to providing a responsible stewardship program centered on quality and transparency," said Joe Zenobio, president of Call2Recycle Canada, Inc. "The R2 certification is an important achievement that reflects the commitment of our members and collection sites to follow rigorous industry standards."
Two important prerequisites for achieving R2 status included Call2Recycle meeting the following standards: International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 and Occupational Health and Safety Advisory Services (OHSAS) 18001. Maintained respectively by ISO and the OHSAS bodies, these requirements create a framework for organizations to effectively manage environmental, occupational health and safety systems. As a result, R2 reinforces the environmental and social responsibility of the Call2Recycle program.