The electronics recycling firm Round2 Inc., based in Austin, Texas, has earned the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices/Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) Certified Electronics Recycler designation.
Round2 is a subsidiary of Avent Co., a distributor of electronic components, including connectors and semiconductors, within Avenet Integrated.
Round2 achieved its certification following extensive audits at its Grove City, Ohio, processing center. Round2 also holds R2, ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications at all of its other North American processing centers.
“We have a long-standing reputation in the industry for our commitment to excellence,” says Randy Weiss, Round2 president. “Receiving our R2/RIOS certification clearly demonstrates this commitment, while recognizing the rigorous standards to which we adhere in all aspects of our operations.”
R2/RIOS combines two industry standards. The R2 standard establishes a hierarchy for the safe and responsible handling of electronic scrap through reuse and resource recovery. RIOS, developed by the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), outlines a framework for a comprehensive, integrated management system.