Shift is 3rd party audited annually and accredited to the R2:2013 Standard. R2 is an international electronics recycling standard focused on data security, environmental compliance and occupational health and safety. R2 is quickly becoming THE global standard for electronics recyclers. If your current recycler isn’t R2:2013 certified, you have to ask – Why not?
Shift is audited annually by a third party auditor and accredited to the ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 Standards at our Head Office Facility. These internationally recognized standards provide comfort to our customers knowing that occupational health and safety/environmental risks are actively managed and accounted for.
The Electronics Recycling Standard 2010 is the minimum level of compliance your electronics recycler should meet. Maintained by the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO), the ERS 2010 is the minimum standard required by each of Canada’s provincial recycling programs and ensures that Shift recycles your electronics to the highest Canadian standard.
Being an OES approved recycler means passing stringent compliance audits annually. Only those recyclers that can demonstrate compliance to a host of security, safety and environmental requirements receive the designation. If your recycler can’t produce an OES processor number, they probably aren’t recycling to the standard you would expect.
Businesses with complex or unique types of operations, such as landfill sites or wastewater treatment plants or electronics recycling facilities must apply for an Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA). If you electronics recycler is Ontario-based and doesn’t have an ECA, they are operating illegally.