certificates & affiliations
American Recycling is R2:2013, ISO 14001:2015 and OHSAS 18001:2007 Certified!
What is R2 Certification?
Founded and managed through Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), R2 (Responsible Recycling) :2013 Standard is the leading global certification standard for the electronics reuse and recycling industry. The requirements in the R2 Standard are designed to protect people, protect the environment, protect data, and preserve resources. This is achieved through rigorous annual 3rd-party audits of R2 certified facilities and through transparency and accountability throughout the entire reuse/recycling chain of used electronic products.
Sourced through the SERI website: https://sustainableelectronics.org/r2-standard/r2-document-library
What is ISO 14001:2015 Certification?
The International Organization for Standardization administers the ISO 14001:2015 certification. The ISO 14000 family of standards provides practical tools for companies and organizations of all kinds, looking to manage their environmental responsibilities. ISO 14001:2015 primary focus is on the environmental systems to achieve this. The other standards in the family focus on specific approaches such as audits, communications, labeling and life cycle analysis, as well as environmental challenges such as climate change. Sourced through the ISO website: https://www.iso.org/iso-14001-environmental-management.html
What is OHSAS 18001:2007 Certification?
The Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Specification to describe systematic approaches to reducing injuries and illnesses in the workplace Under the OSH Act, employers are responsible for providing a safe and healthful workplace. OSHA’s mission is to assure safe and healthful workplaces by setting and enforcing standards, and by providing training, outreach, education and assistance. Employers must comply with all applicable OSHA standards. Employers must also comply with the General Duty Clause of the OSH Act, which requires employers to keep their workplace free of serious recognized hazards. Many programs are in place to keep employees safe such as “Injury and Illness Prevention Programs” and “Accident Prevention Programs. Sourced through the OSHAS website: https://www.osha.gov/law-regs.html
Why this is Important and how it impacts our company?
As stated in our Environmental, Health and Safety policy; American Recycling is committed to following the R2: 2013, OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001: 2015 requirements and to maintain conformance to the requirements of our EH&S management system and scope. We are equally committed to meet or exceed our customer requirements, to continually improve our processes and to maintain compliance with relevant environmental, Occupational Health and Safety and data security legislation and regulations. The goal of American Recycling’s operation is to have a positive impact on the environment through responsible recycling requirements that includes the conservation of metals, plastic and other non-renewable resources. Consistent with these core operations, it is American Recycling’s overall goal to accomplish its business objectives while meeting and exceeding the environmental and health & safety expectations of our management, employees, customers, suppliers and regulators. We will continually improve our systems while striving to minimize adverse impacts on the environment by managing and tracking through the recycling chain used and end-of-life electronic equipment, components and materials, including focus materials as identified in the R2: 2013 Standard –with respect to both on-site activities and the selection of downstream vendors – using a “reuse, recover, dispose” hierarchy of responsible management strategies.
We are also affiliated with…
BBB Accredited – For 3 years in a row, American Recycling has had an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau.
Nebraska Recycling Council
Keep Nebraska Beautiful
Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality
Lincoln Chamber of Commerce – Member since 2015