From the moment your material is picked up, we understand the importance of ensuring your data is secure. Our transportation, receiving, onsite security, and material flow have all been designed to protect chain of custody and to assure our partners that their data can never be recovered.
We are R2:2013, ISO 14001, and OHSAS 18001 Certified for our Goodwill E-cycle operations. This certification shows a high-level commitment to the safety and security of the computers, tablets, and other components that are given to us.
An R2-certified company is able to assure its customers that it takes appropriate measures to protect data, worker and public health, and the environment.
A company that is R2-certified is able to make the same assurances about each of its downstream vendors as well. We have a strict downstream vendor selection process that includes our vetting process and third- party audits to ensure the processed materials that leave our facility are handled by only the most ethical and responsible companies that share our passion for responsible recycling.
What is R2 Certification and why is it so important?
R2 is the result of a multi-stakeholder group, convened in 2008 by the U.S. EPA, tasked with identifying best practices for recycling growing volume of used electronics.
There are three certifications that are important for electronics recyclers:
The R2 Standard (commonly known as R2 Certification) is the premier global environmental, worker health and safety standard for the electronics refurbishing and recycling industry.
The ISO 14001 standard shows third party verification of our environmental responsibility. The OHSAS 18001 standard ensures that employee health and safety is always top-of-mind.
The R2:2013 Standard is the latest version of R2, and each provision of the R2 Standard is designed to help ensure the quality, transparency, environmental and social responsibility, of R2-certified electronics recycling facilities.
At Goodwill E-cycle, we are committed to the security of our customers, their data, and their brand.