SERI is proud to announce that with newly-released R2v3, the R2 Standard has taken another significant step forward by earning recognition by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI), and is now the only approved American National Standard for responsible electronics reuse and recycling.
Why is this important? Because if you believe in the process, you can trust the result. There are hundreds of thousands of standards in the world -- some are strong, valid standards, but some are nothing more than pay-to-play schemes. How do you know the difference?
ANSI accreditation validates that the process of developing R2v3, which took more than 5 years and over 5100 volunteer hours from our multi-stakeholder TAC, meets their rigors for standards development. And the result is an R2v3 Standard that is at the same time independent and fully invested in creating positive change through responsible and sustainable electronics reuse and recycling.
Said Corey Dehmey, SERI’s Executive Director, “SERI has always been committed to an open, balanced, consensus-based process to develop the R2 Standard. The strength of R2 is that it is the stakeholders (the R2 TAC) that create and revise the R2 Standard, and that strength is reflected in R2’s overwhelming adoption by OEMs, businesses, governments, refurbishers, recyclers, ITAD providers, and warranty, returns, and trade-in programs. Recognition as an Approved American National Standard verifies the credibility of the R2 Standard development process.”
Standards are voluntary and SERI is proud that more than 950 R2 Certified facilities in 33 countries have chosen to implement R2 and improve how the world reuses and recycles electronics.
Learn more about ANSI's development process by viewing ANSI Essential Requirements: Due process requirements for American National Standards