This is a simple list of FAQs to help companies seeking the R2v3 certification.
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Be sure to include all R2 relevant processes; equipment, component and material streams managed.
Evidence could be an image of the facility, a government license, a self certification etc.
Any other locations or under the R2 Facility’s control and related to the certification – such as an extra warehouse or collection site, must ALSO be included in the scope.
A current listing of all additional locations owned and/or operated by the R2 Facility that are not R2 Certified and are used to manage used or end-of-life electronic equipment, components, or materials.
This is a management policy for managing end-of- life electronic equipment, components, and materials. Companies seeking the R2v3 certification need to develop and adhere to a policy for managing used and end-of-life electronic equipment, components, and materials that is based on a hierarchy of responsible management strategies prioritizing reuse first, followed by materials recovery for recycling into new products.
The evaluation depends on physical condition, functionality, and value in the destination market as laid out in Core 6.
Reuse can be handled in-house by Appendix C facilities OR outsourced to an Appendix A compatible vendor
Recycling can be handled in-house by Appendix E facilities OR outsourced to an Appendix A compatible vendor
Disposal is only permitted in rare circumstances when no reuse or recovery options are available to the facility
There should be periodic audits to make sure that Facility remains compliant
Evidence could be an import/export permit, a letter from the relevant authorities, or a link on the website of the import/export department of a country