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Certifications and Supporting Documents

SERI: Sustainable Electronics Recycling International

SERI is the housing body and ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization for the R2 Standard. While development and oversight of the R2 certification program is SERI's primary activity, SERI is engaged in other activities which will help accomplish its mission. SERI’s board of directors and staff worked diligently over the course of 2017 to develop SERI’s “2018 Strategic Plan.” It is a five-year plan that stresses three key themes: (1) maximizing conformance within the R2 certification program; (2) increasing responsible electronics refurbishing and recycling through other strategies, in both developed and developing countries; and (3) measuring and communicating to stakeholders the impacts of SERI’s work.

The R2 Standard provides a common set of processes, safety measures, and documentation requirements for businesses that repair and recycle used electronics. R2 is rigorously and independently audited, emphasizing quality, safety, and transparency. More than 800 facilities are currently R2 certified in 31 countries, with more added every day.

ISRI Brochure v5 - What is RIOS?


PCS of MA Certification : Responsible Recycling© (R2) Rev. 7/2013 Reuse, Recovery, and Recycling of Electronic Equipment and Components including Secure Data Destruction

Recycling Industry Operating Standard Rev. 3/2006 RIOS Certificate - PCS of MA Certificate

PCS of MA Certification : Recycling Industry Operating Standard Rev. 3/2006 Sorting, Collection and Recycling of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Metals and Plastic



ISRI: Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

The R2/RIOS™ certification is solely for electronics recyclers to demonstrate to customers that electronics equipment is being recycled with the highest standards for environmental protection, worker health and safety, and data privacy, and facility security. R2/RIOS™ is a combination of the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices and the Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS™). R2 was developed by a broad-based cooperative of electronics recycling stakeholders that included the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), state governments, manufacturers, recyclers, trade groups and non-governmental organizations. RIOS™ is the sole program on the market that combines quality, environmental, health and safety requirements in a single management system.

1.0 Preamble

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) represents both small and large scrap recycling businesses worldwide. ISRI members (Members) are critical partners in the manufacturing chain, unparalleled collaborators in the initiative towards sustainability, and economic drivers for local communities and the global economy. ISRI’s goal is to maintain an ethical, safe, professional, and environmentally responsible climate to assure continued public and business confidence in the scrap recycling industry. Therefore, ISRI recommends that members adopt this Code of Conduct (Code) to guide and govern their operations. The standards set forth in the Code are not new, but rather, they reflect the commitment to professionalism and community service to which ISRI Members have long adhered, and they serve as a renewed promise that ISRI Members will continue to embody these ideals as their leadership role in local and global commerce continues to grow. Ultimately, this Code is designed to assist Members in acting responsibly, ethically, and in a manner that fosters the highest level of professionalism in the provision of recycling services.

2.0 Member Values

2.1 To Our Customers

We value open, honest, and fair transactions, conducted by trained and knowledgeable staff who will ensure integrity, accuracy, and safety at our facilities.

2.2 To Our Employees

We value a safe and healthy workplace, and equal opportunity for employment, development, and advancement for all employees.

2.3 To Government and Law Enforcement

We value working with local, state, and federal law enforcement to ensure the safe and secure operation of our facilities, and to continuing to lead the effort to identify, report, and prevent materials theft.

2.4 To Our Communities

We value our role as critical partners in finding sustainable economic and environmental solutions, to operating as good corporate citizens, and to supporting the social welfare and economic development of the communities in which we live and work.

3.0 Business Conduct

3.1 Business Practices

Members are committed to conducting business honestly, ensuring that their weighing and buying practices are fair and accurate, and ensuring that materials shipped conform to agreed-upon contract specifications. In addition, Members are encouraged to consider further measures to continually assess and improve their business practices, such as by participating in ISRI-sponsored programs or attending other business training and certification programs.

3.2 Safety

Members are committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace for their employees and the public. In addition, Members are encouraged to consider further measures to continually assess and improve safety practices in their workplace, such as by participating in ISRI’s Scrap Safety Blueprint Action Plan or similar safety training and certification programs.

3.3 Materials Theft

Members are committed to cooperating with local, state, and federal law enforcement to identify, report, and prevent materials theft. In addition, Members are encouraged to consider further measures to train employees on how to identify suspicious transactions, how to respond when stolen or suspicious materials are offered for sale, and how to utilize metals theft notification programs, such as ISRI’s Metals Theft Alert System and similar local or regional materials theft notification programs.

3.4 Compliance with Applicable Laws

Members are committed to complying with all local, state, and federals laws and regulations applicable to their businesses and facilities. In addition, Members are encouraged to consider further measures to continually assess and improve their practices to ensure compliance with applicable laws and regulations, such as by participating in ISRI-sponsored programs or similar programs addressing laws and regulations relating to the scrap recycling industry.

3.5 Further Measures

In addition to these standards, Members are encouraged to consider further measures to manage quality, environmental, and health and safety issues in their operations, such as by adopting ISRI’s Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) or similar ISO standards and certification programs.

NAID Membership since 2013


Code of Ethics

Members shall not by any means engage in, nor allow the use of, statements that are false, misleading, incomplete, or likely to mislead consumers or members of the public.

Members shall respect the confidential nature of the customers' records and shall maintain appropriate protection to prevent any disclosure of such information except when required by law.

Members shall uphold and improve the integrity of the industry by affirmations of truth, fairness and professional conduct.

Members shall not consider or represent general office paper recycling as a form of destruction.

Members shall provide opportunities for the interchange of experience, opinions and knowledge through meetings, discussions and publications, for the improvement of the industry, and for the benefit of customers.

Members shall price their services in a manner that accurately reflects the terms of service and pricing as understood by the client.

Members shall promote the purpose and effectiveness of the information destruction industry by any and all means consistent with the public interest.

Members shall abide by Federal, State and local laws and regulations.

Members shall abide by, and be subject to, the By-Laws of the Association.

Members shall deal fairly with their customers, employees and suppliers.

Members shall be good corporate citizens by serving the community.

Members shall be honest, truthful and fair to all concerned.

OSD: Supplier Diversity Office (Certified Womens Business Enterprise )

An agency within the Commonwealth of Massachusetts helping promote the development of business enterprises and non-profit organizations owned and operated by minorities or women.

Certification is the process by which SDO reviews and investigates applicants who seek to participate in affirmative business opportunities to determine that they meet the requirements of state and federal statutes and regulations. SDO certifies companies for both State and Federal Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) certification programs.

Operational Services Division - SDO Certificate

Mass Governor Affirmative Market Program

Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP)


Certificate #0000001248

MA State Contract FAC 82 Category 7 Electronics Recycling /Vendor # 00002012

CAGE # 5WEK7/DUNS #790419217

Governor Patrick signed Executive Order 523 on Tuesday, June 29th, 2010 establishing a Small Business Purchasing Program (SBPP) in Massachusetts. The mission of the SBPP is to support the existence and growth of small businesses in Massachusetts by directing state spending for non-construction goods and services to SBPP-participating vendors in Comm-PASS. The Operational Services Division, the Commonwealth’s central procurement and contracting office, is responsible for SBPP development and implementation including policies, training, capacity-building, and annual benchmarks. For more information on the Operational Services Division please visit: http://www.mass.gov/osd

Miscellaneous Information, Documents and Brochures


Certificate #0000001248

Electronics Recycling /Vendor # 00002012

CAGE # 5WEK7/DUNS #790419217

7 Step Hard Drive/SSD/Data Destruction Brochure

List of Recyclable Items