CompuCycle provides strong environmental standards which maximize reuse and recycling, minimize exposure to human health or the environment, ensure safe management of materials by downstream handlers, and require destruction of all data on used electronics.
Responsible Recycling (R2)
In January of 2011, CompuCycle was proud to become Houston's first Responsible Recycling (R2) Certified company!
The Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2:2013) certification, which is recognized by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is a set of voluntary principles and guidelines designed to promote and assess responsible practices for electronics recyclers. A management system is required that is accountable for practices affecting worker health and safety, security, the environment, and the downstream management, both domestically and internationally, of end-of-life electronic material and equipment, including cellphones and batteries.
An R2 certification addresses all areas of concern from data breach due to improperly discarded IT equipment to reuse and remarketing.
ISO 14001:2004ISO 14001:2004 is a global standard for Environmental Management Systems (EMS) with the aim of reducing the environmental footprint of a business and to decreasing the pollution and waste a business produces. It exists to help organizations minimize how their operations negatively affect the environment.
CompuCycle became ISO 14001:2004 certified in February of 2012.
OHSAS 18001:2007As of November 2014, CompuCycle earned yet another certification – OHSAS 18001:2007, for occupational health and safety.
OHSAS 18001:2007 is simply a framework for an occupational health and safety management system. It helps us put in place new policies, procedures and controls needed for CompuCycle to achieve the overall best possible working conditions, aligned to internationally recognize best practices.
Benefits of OHSAS 18001:2007 include:
- Creates the best possible working conditions
- Identify hazards and put in place controls to manage them
- Reduce workplace accidents and illness
- Engage and motivate staff with better, safe working conditions
- Demonstrate compliance to customers and suppliers