R2v3 Transitioning – What You Need To Know!
In July 2020, a new version of the Responsible Recycling standard (R2) was released by SERI. Download a Free Executive Overview.
What does this mean to new recyclers looking to achieve R2 Certification?
Effective January 1, 2021, all new certifications must be to this latest revision.
What does this mean to recyclers that are currently certified?
If your existing R2 cert expires on or before December 31, 2021, you will still be able to recertify to the R2:2013 standard.
If your R2 cert expires after January 1, 2022, your business must recertify to R2v3.
Effective July 1, 2023, all R2:2013 Certificates expire.
Why is this important?
It is important to know your company’s deadline and plan accordingly to ensure all new requirements have been implemented, documented and an internal audit has been performed to the R2v3.
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Key Differences between R2:2013 and R2v3
Many of the requirements have remained the same. Changes that were incorporated into the new version reflect changes in the electronics industry, and regulations.
Two Sections – Core and Process Requirements
The major change is that the R2v3 has been divided into to sections. These two sections include: Core requirements and Process requirements. Core requirements apply to all R2v3 certified organizations. Process requirements will be based on the organization.
There are new and more detailed and extensive requirements with regards to tracking, managing and maintaining records for equipment managed by an R2 facility.
Organizations will be required to delineate the approved method for removing and destroying data they use. In addition, each organization will be required to assign an individual who will serve as the Data Protection Representative. This individual will assume the responsibility for the data security and legal compliance.