Materials Processing Corporation Raises Recycler Certification Bar

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Materials Processing Corporation (MPC) R2 certification and continues drive to raise the industry-wide bar on e-waste recycling standards

As a national leader in a very fragmented industry, we are obligated to lead by example.

Materials Processing Corporation (MPC), one of the few electronics recyclers in the country to hold the highest environmental and quality accreditation possible is now R2 (Responsible Recyclers) certified. The move comes as part of MPC’s ongoing commitment to raising the bar on standards of professionalism, quality and service across the entire electronics recycling industry.

“If there’s an environmental certification or standard to meet in our industry, it’s important to MPC to meet and exceed that standard,” says Todd Schachtman, President Global Business Development, MPC. “As a national leader in a very fragmented industry, we are obligated to lead by example. Commitment to nationally and internationally agreed upon standards provides the framework to provide our clients and business partners with total transparency, the most rigorous possible asset disposition and eCycling processes and, of course, complete peace of mind.”

R2 certification is a voluntary process whereby electronics recyclers undergo external auditing to assure best management practices for both environmental and health and safety standards and operations for employees. The audit is conducted by The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) – the American Society for Quality (ASQ) National Accreditation Board (ANAB), The ANAB assesses and accredits certification bodies that demonstrate competence to audit and certify organizations that are conforming to management systems standards. Upon a positive recommendation, certification is granted.

Voluntary auditing and standards certification is not new to MPC. The company was one of the first eCyclers to seek and attain both IS09001 quality and ISO14001 environmental certification, both of which require a lengthy and intricate auditing process. In March of this year MPC renewed both certifications. The company is also a leading member of the Basel Action Network’s (BAN) eWaste Stewardship program, an initiative to eradicate the unsanctioned shipping of toxic e-waste materials to developing nations and is also preparing to become certified under BAN’s new certification program this summer.

“R2 certification, for MPC, is really a validation of the management system and processes that we stand by in order to mitigate data security risks for our clients, prevent the pollution of our environment, and protect the health and safety of our employees.” says Theresa J. Bauer, Director of Compliance, EHSS, MPC.

For more information about eCycling and MPC visit http://www.mpc-e.com

About Materials Processing Corporation, MPC (http://www.mpc-e.com)
Materials Processing Corporation (MPC) is the country’s leading electronics recycling specialist with nationwide operations, collections and capabilities. Certified to the highest international, government and environmental standards MPC is one of the very few electronics recycling specialists in the United States to have ISO 9001 and ISO14001 certification. MPC also holds NAID certification and is a member of the Basel Action Network (BAN), the international effort to end the unauthorized shipping of toxic e-waste materials to developing nations. Headquartered in Mendota heights, MN, for more than 25 years, the company operates a strict no landfill policy and has facilities and processing capabilities in Minnesota, California, Maryland, Tennessee, Illinois, Florida, Ohio and Colorado.

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