The current R2 Standard is changing to R2:2013. Once ratified by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) it will be submitted to the R2 Solutions board of Directors. The original Standard was released in 2008 as it related to best practices for E-waste and computer recycling. The new standard will incorporate ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001, two certifications XTechnology Global already has. This new standard will set the bar for companies seeking certification under the new R2:2013 standard. The new standard will require compliance with the new import and export laws, incorporates on site workers health and safety, and eliminates harmful E-waste disposal in developing countries. As the new standard gets adopted, XTechnology Global will be at the forefront of certification and will be in compliance with the new standard. This will allow for XTechnology Global to continue industry best practices as it relates to E-waste recycling for existing and future clients.