Boulder, Colorado – SERI announced today that transportation and logistics providerOneSource Freight is the latest organization to join the growing R2 Recycling Leaders program, which recognizers leadership efforts in electronics recycling among companies and non-profit organizations.
OneSource Freight has been a consistent supporter of the R2 Standard since its development in 2008, and provided guidance in the drafting of Provision 12 of the R2:2013 Standard, covering transport of recyclable electronics. One Source Freight has also designed its reverse logistics and supply chain management solutions to prioritize adherence to the R2 Standard.
OneSource Freight joins a growing coalition of 14 R2 Recycling Leader partners which also includes DIRECTV, Goodwill Industries International, Greeneye Partners, Keep America Beautiful, Microsoft, Oracle, Panasonic, Recycle Across America, Reverse Logistics Sustainability Council, Sony America, SourceAmerica, Wistron Corporation and Xerox.
Participating partners make a commitment to support sustainable electronics recycling, as well as consider R2 certification when choosing a recycling partner. Importantly, R2 Leaders also take a leadership role in a project to advance responsible reuse and/or recycling around the world, such as funding pilot projects for responsible recycling in developing countries, or creating new programs for electronics collection, refurbishment or recycling.
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.