R2/RIOS is a combination of the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices and the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS). The R2/RIOS:2013 Standard establishes responsible recycling practices for the recycling of electronics globally.
RIOS is an integrated quality, environmental, health and safety system based on ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 that focuses on aspects relevant to the scrap recycling industry. The six components of RIOS cover general requirements, policy, planning, implementation, checking and corrective action and management.
The R2:2013 Standard was developed by the R2 Solutions Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) as the next generation of the R2 Standard, which was first released in 2008 by the United States Environmental Protection Agency.