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Pandemic upends certification audit sector

Published: July 30, 2020
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Remote audits have become a more common option in recent months. | shelleygraphy/Shutterstock

The coronavirus has forced e-scrap companies to navigate material supply shifts, tackle new safety concerns and confront wider economic uncertainty. Another complication to add to the list: certification audits.

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Procurement program funds African e-scrap recycling

Published: May 7, 2020
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Dutch company Closing the Loop buys scrap phones from local collectors in Africa. | Photo by Closing the Loop, provided courtesy of TCO Development

Sustainability certification organization TCO Development launched a program through which purchases of new electronics will fund e-scrap recycling in developing countries.

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COVID-19 spurs temporary certification changes

Published: March 26, 2020
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Overview of an e-scrap facility.

Leaders at both R2 and e-Stewards cited safety concerns for recycling and refurbishing operations as well as the auditors that visit them. | Courtesy R2 Corporation

The administrators of e-scrap standards are adjusting auditing and certification procedures in response to the global coronavirus pandemic. R2 and e-Stewards both published guidance on the temporary policies this week.

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BAN publishes latest e-Stewards standard

Published: February 27, 2020
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Certified companies can continue to use the previous Version 3.1 of the standard until it sunsets on Aug. 24, 2021. | Tama2u/Shutterstock

A new version of the e-Stewards certification standard has been released, and the organization says it is more streamlined and simpler than previous iterations.

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Latest R2 update draft uploaded for public comment

Published: January 9, 2020
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SERI will accept public comments on their updated draft via an online form. | TypoArt BS/Shutterstock

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International has released a revised draft of the new R2 standard for comment. Meanwhile, the organization will provide a grant for the use of GPS tracking devices.

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New program to help processors employ disabled adults

Published: September 6, 2019
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Low unemployment rates are making it hard for recycling companies to find and keep reliable employees for entry-level jobs.  | tadamichi/Shutterstock

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An initiative launched by e-Stewards will give 10 certified processors the training and support they need to successfully employ a workforce of developmentally disabled adults.

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