Seattle, WA (PRWEB) March 27, 2014
InterConnection.org is a leader in charitable computer reuse and responsible recycling, and is the first nonprofit in the nation to be certified as an R2:2013 electronics recycler. The new R2 Standard includes heightened requirements for electronics recyclers such as tighter export regulations, detailed downstream material tracking, and a stricter focus on data security and destruction. The R2:2013 certification ensures all computers and electronics donated to InterConnection will be handled responsibly and won’t be exported or end up in a landfill.
John Lingelbach, Executive Director of R2 Solutions, who developed the R2 Standard, applauds InterConnection’s achievement, “R2 Solutions is pleased to congratulate InterConnection for being the first non-profit electronics recycler to achieve certification to the new R2:2013 Standard. In addition to recognizing InterConnection’s dedication to responsible recycling, we would also like to call attention to their nonprofit program that refurbishes computers and provides them to schools and organizations in the U.S. and developing countries around the world. Their program has made a significant difference in the lives of many.”
The R2:2013 certification ensures InterConnection will continue to provide the highest level of environmental compliance. Over 750 companies across the U.S. depend on InterConnection for their IT asset disposition needs, including PACCAR, Alaska Airlines, MultiCare Health and many others. InterConnection’s strict policies and processes ensure that all corporate partners are in compliance with HIPAA, SOX, GBL, DOD, as well as all state and federal regulations for data destruction and environmentally safe disposal of IT assets.
“InterConnection is in constant pursuit of the highest environmental standards and we are pleased to earn this certification,” says Charles Brennick, Director and Founder of InterConnection. “We look forward to continuing our relationship with Fortune 500 companies to provide them with compliant and environmentally sound IT Asset Disposition that delivers a significant social and environmental impact.”
Certifications such as the R2:2013 Standard allows InterConnection to attract hundreds of corporate partners whose computers end up supporting nonprofits in the U.S. as well as internationally. Every month, more than 120 nonprofits benefit from the computers that are donated to InterConnection. In addition to the R2:2013 Standard, InterConnection is also ISO14001:2004 and OHSAS18001:2007 certified.
“We always aim at being the best in the industry, and with this newly updated certification, we take yet another leap forward when it comes to IT Asset Disposition,” says Oso Martin, Production Manager and Environmental Compliance Lead at InterConnection.
The R2 standard was originally developed in 2008 through a joint process convened by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and involving electronics recyclers and refurbishers, manufacturers, retailers, non-profit organizations, and other stakeholders.