Accreditation for Recycling Standards

ANAB offers accreditation for the following recycling standards: e-Stewards, Responsible Recycling (R2), and Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS).

Accreditation for e-Stewards

The e-Stewards standard is for use by organizations that have electronics recycling, processing, asset management, and refurbishment operations. The standard was developed by the environmental community in conjunction with industry experts in recycling and refurbishment, data security, worker health and safety, and auditing.

The e-Stewards program is a subordinate standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the e-Stewards application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.

Requirements

Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 33

e-Stewards Standard for Responsible Recycling and Reuse of Electronic Equipment© (available from www.e-Stewards.org)

e-Stewards Sanctioned Interpretations(available from www.e-Stewards.org)

List of ANAB Accredited CBs

For more information, contact anab@anab.org.

Accreditation for Responsible Recycling

Responsible Recycling (R2) is a set of guidelines for use by electronics recyclers to promote better environmental, health and safety, and security practices when recycling end-of-life electronics. The guidelines cover computers, peripherals, cell phones, and televisions sent to recyclers for proper refurbishment and recycling.

R2 is a base standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the R2 application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.

Requirements

Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 34

Available from Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI):

Responsible Recycling (“R2”) Practices

SERI R2 Code of Practice

List of ANAB Accredited CBs

For more information, contact anab@anab.org.

Accreditation for Recycling Industry Operating Standard

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) is a comprehensive integrated quality, environmental, health, and safety system based on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and focusing on aspects relevant to the scrap recycling industries. The six components of RIOS cover general requirements, policy, planning, implementation, checking and corrective action, and management.

The RIOS program is a base standard program in ANAB's fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the RIOS application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB's EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.

Requirements

Accreditation Requirements for Management Systems CBs

ANAB Accreditation Rule 32

Available from the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries:

Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS)

RIOS Certification Program document

List of ANAB Accredited CBs

For more information, contact anab@anab.org.

National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship

The Interagency Task Force on Electronics Stewardship has released the National Strategy for Electronics Stewardship, which details the federal government's plan to enhance the management of electronics throughout the product life cycle.