Provision 1 of the R2 Standard requires that R2 certified companies also be certified to an accredited Environmental, Health and Safety management standard. Two options are given:
- Certification to ISO 14001 (environmental best practices) and OHSAS 18001 (worker health & safety best practices); or
- Certification to RIOS (combines best practices for environmental, worker health & safety, and quality)
For companies new to the world of certification standards, understanding the requirements and preparing for certification can be daunting.