Boulder, Colorado – SERI today announced two additions to the R2 Recycling Leaderprogram: Oracle, and the Reverse Logistics Sustainability Council (RLSC), a trade association of 88 corporate partners (including Oracle) and many more supply chain and sustainability professionals.
The R2 Leader program recognizes leadership of companies and organizations in the field of electronics recycling, as well as creates a platform for engagement on green electronics projects. Participating partners make a commitment to support sustainable electronics recycling, as well as consider R2 certification when choosing a recycling partner. R2 Leaders also demonstrate leadership in recycling through a project to advance responsible reuse and/or recycling around the world.
In addition to the above, Oracle has also put in place take-back growth targets and customer support programs in all four of its operating regions, as part of its commitment to environmental stewardship.
RLSC will provide additional input and guidance on electronics recycling issues, as well as encourage its member companies to either pursue R2 certification, or partner with R2 certified recyclers.
The two organizations join a growing coalition of R2 Recycling Leader partners including DIRECTV, Goodwill Industries International, Greeneye Partners, Keep America Beautiful, Microsoft, Panasonic, Recycle Across America, Sony America, SourceAmerica, Wistron Corporation and Xerox.
The R2 Standard was created in 2008 through a multi-stakeholder process that included the U.S. EPA, electronics manufacturers, recycling companies, non-profit organizations, and other groups. Electronics recycling and refurbishment facilities certified to the R2 Standard adhere to best-practices in worker health and safety, environmental protection, chain-of-custody reporting, data security, and other areas.