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June 8, 2016

Organization that oversees RIOS changes name

The organization formerly known as the ISRI Services Corp. has announced that it will now operate as the Global Recycling Standards Organization (GRSO).

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.

“RIOS is the global standard for recycling,” says Darrell Kendall, executive director of RIOS. “It is important that the name of the company that oversees the standard reflects that. ISRI created RIOS, but it is now the recycling industry’s standard, regardless of the location of the facility. With facilities in North America, South America, Asia and the Middle East committed to RIOS, the time is now to make it clear that RIOS is the common language for recyclers all over the world. Creating the Global Recycling Standards Organization is the first step in that process.”

Also, GRSO launched RIOS’ new website, www.RIOSCertification.org, which feature a blog, a resources page and a map of certified recyclers. Over time this site will become a go-to resource for all things related to quality, environment, health and safety management system implementation and certification, GRSO says.