There are still grants available for R2 Certified facilities interested in signing up for the Green Tracking Service, an independent provider of GPS trackers. SERI is offering 250 grants to help R2 Certified facilities evaluate how GPS tracking might be used as an additional quality check when verifying their own downstream recycling chain information. SERI has no business nor financial relationship with Green Tracking Service and SERI will have no access to this information. SERI hopes this will alleviate any privacy concerns recyclers may have about specific information identified by the trackers being made public by SERI without their consent. The sole intent of this program is to provide R2 certified facilities with the opportunity to test the usefulness of GPS tracking in managing their own recycling chains.
If concerns about downstream vendors are identified in the GPS tracking data, SERI encourages participants to fully investigate the concerns before drawing conclusions about their downstream vendors. When concerns are raised, R2 Certified participants may open an internal non-conformance, investigate to confirm the issue, seek to correct the perceived issue, and take corrective actions of their own to prevent a reoccurrence. If the downstream vendor in question is R2 certified, participants are encouraged to share their information with the downstream vendor’s Certification Body so those concerns can be further investigated.
R2 Facilities interested in benefiting from SERI’s GPS tracker grant can contact and engage with Green Tracking Service at firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling +1 408 702 2155.