Battery Solutions Receives R2/RIOS Certification

Howell, Mich. – Battery Solutions announces its certification in R2/RIOS (Responsible Recycling and Recycling Industry Operation Standards). Battery Solutions is the first battery recycler to receive the R2: 2013 Standard. The recent certification further enforces the company’s Quality, Environmental Health & Safety policy.

Battery Solutions is committed to developing a culture of constant improvement, both internally, and with their partners, to guarantee the delivery of exceptional performance to their employees, clients, business partners and shareholders.

The R2 “Responsible Recycling” Standard was developed after recognizing a need for an all-inclusive certification program that addressed the operational and environmental challenges in the electronics recycling industry. The Recycling Industry Operation Standard ® (RIOS) is the recycling industry’s standard for the quality, environmental, and health and safety (QEH&S) management systems.

“We are very excited to have taken what was once primarily a standard for Electronic Scrap disposition and accomplished the first successful implementation specifically for Spent Battery recycling,” said Thomas Bjarnemark, Battery Solutions CEO. “The R2:2013 standard is very important to our clients because this gives a framework to track the entire chain-of-custody of spent batteries downstream with more transparency than the battery recycling industry has ever seen in the past. We decided as an organization to become an industry leader and set the bar high for those organizations out there that may be skirting the high environmental standards for short sighted economic reasons.”

About Battery Solutions, LLC
Battery Solutions offers end-to-end lifecycle management and customized recycling solutions for all battery chemistries to consumers, corporations, government entities, and municipalities throughout the United States. The company has developed customized solutions to address the diverse needs of its customers which include environmental and regulatory compliance, documentation, safety, logistics, reporting and the conversion of waste into the highest economic value. To learn more about Battery Solutions’ products, programs and services, please visit: http://www.batteryrecycling.com.

About the R2 Standard and SERI
Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the safe and sustainable reuse and recycling of used electronics around the world through transparent and consensus-driven programs. SERI is the housing body for the R2 Standard for Responsible Recycling, and also works to engage and educate stakeholders on electronics recycling issues. The R2 Standard was created in 2008 through a multi-stakeholder process that included the U.S. EPA, electronics manufacturers, recycling companies, non-profit organizations, and other groups. Electronics recycling and refurbishment facilities certified to the R2 Standard adhere to best practices in worker health and safety, environmental protection, chain-of-custody reporting, data security, and other areas. For more information, visit: http://sustainableelectronics.org/.

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