XTechnology Global has earned the distinction of becoming the first company to achieve certification to the newly upgraded R2:2013 Standard. “We are pleased to be the first to comply with this new rigorous standard. The R2:2013 certification is clearly head and shoulders above any existing electronics recycling standard and puts XTechnology Global in a new class of e-waste service providers going forward,” Said Michael Saia, CEO and founder of XTechnology Global. “The R2:2013 Standard incorporates ISO 14001, ISO9001 and OHSAS 18001, and shows our commitment to not only the environment, but to quality and to our existing customer base. It was a pleasure to work with R2 Solutions in adopting the new standard, and we encourage other electronics recyclers to explore upgrading to R2:2013 Standard – it’s the platinum of standards and accountability in the industry.”
The updates to the R2:2013 Standard were recommended by the R2 Solutions Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) which consists of representatives from key stakeholder groups, including: regulatory agencies, public interest groups, international trade experts, entities covered by the standard, downstream vendors, users and electronics equipment manufacturers. Balanced in its make-up and transparent in its deliberations, the TAC provides the opportunity for input and due process to all interested parties.
“We are excited to welcome XTechnology Global as the first to join the R2:2013 community,” said John Lingelbach, Executive Director of R2 Solutions. “Industry leaders like XTechnology Global continue to raise the bar, positively affecting the health and safety of the environment and workers all around the globe. We congratulate Michael and the entire XTechnology team on their significant achievement.”