Allan Co. Attains RIOS Certification

Recycling company’s Baldwin Park, Calif., facility receives certification.

October 8, 2012
Recycling Today Staff
Certification Municipal / IC&I Paper Plastics
The recycling company Allan Co., headquartered in Baldwin Park, Calif., has announced that its corporate office and processing facility has been certified to the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS). According to Allan Co., the standard demonstrates its commitment to quality, environmental and health and safety management systems.
The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI) developed the standard, and certification is available from a number of independent third-party certification bodies (CBs) accredited by the ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB). Designed for the recycling industry, RIOS includes key operational and continual improvement elements also found in ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.
“By investing in certification, Allan Co. has taken the necessary steps to be competitive in this growing industry,” says ISRI President Robin Wiener. “RIOS certification showcases a facility’s commitment to the highest business and responsibility standards and that the facility is willing to prove it.”
Jason Young, CEO of Allan Co., says, “RIOS certification strengthens the ability of Allan Co. to provide unequaled service to its customers and builds upon Allan Co.’s reputation for excellent service, integrity, prompt payment and competitive pricing.”