The R2 TAC has been diligently working since August 2015 to strengthen, clarify and improve the R2 Standard. Their proposed changes reflect an evolving industry, the broadening array of industry sectors that rely on R2 certified facilities and services, and lessons learned since the R2 Standard was first introduced in 2008.
Some interesting TAC facts…
- The TAC has devoted more than 5100 volunteer hours on the development of R2v3. This includes 51 conference calls, five multi-day in-person meetings, and 16 small work groups assigned to specific issues or sections of the R2 Standard.
- The makeup of the TAC is balanced with representatives from different sectors including recyclers; customers/users of electronics reuse and recycling services; public interest groups; government regulators; and auditors.
- 48 different stakeholders have served on the TAC since the current review/revision process began in August 2015.
- Currently 30 members are serving on the TAC: 12 Recyclers; 9 customers; 9 public interest/ regulators/ auditors.
- 60% of current members have served since May 2017.