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What is the role of Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) in the R2 Standard?

Q: What is Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI)?

A: Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the responsible reuse, repair, and recycling of electronic equipment. SERI is the housing body and administrator of the R2 Standard, responsible for its development, promotion, and ongoing maintenance.

Q: What are the key responsibilities of SERI in relation to the R2 Standard?

A: The key responsibilities of SERI in relation to the R2 Standard include:

  1. Developing and maintaining the R2 Standard through a multi-stakeholder consensus process, ensuring that it remains relevant, effective, and responsive to the needs of the electronics recycling industry.
  2. Providing education, resources, and support to facilities seeking R2 certification, as well as to other stakeholders interested in responsible electronics recycling.
  3. Overseeing the R2 certification process, including accrediting and monitoring Certification Bodies (CBs) that perform R2 audits and issue R2 certificates.
  4. Maintaining a public registry of R2 certified facilities and providing information about the R2 Standard and its implementation to interested parties.
  5. Engaging with stakeholders and promoting the adoption of responsible electronics recycling practices worldwide.

As the administrator of the R2 Standard, SERI plays a crucial role in ensuring the integrity, consistency, and ongoing relevance of the standard, while supporting the growth and development of the responsible electronics recycling industry.