Call for members to serve on R2 TAC and R2 Consensus Body

With the recent release of the R2v3 Standard, SERI is currently looking for new members to fill open and soon expiring Consensus Body and TAC positions to aid the rollout and implementation of the Standard.  The R2 Standard establishes responsible reuse and recycling (R2) practices for the management and processing of used electronics globally.  By certifying to this Standard through an accredited third-party Certification Body, an R2 Facility can demonstrate that used electronic equipment is managed in an environmentally responsible manner, protective of the health and safety of workers and the public, and that all data on all devices is secure and effectively destroyed.

Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the responsible reuse, repair, and recycling of electronic equipment.  Through its independent Board of Directors and staff, SERI promotes and provides oversight of the R2 Standard and Certification process.

In addition, the SERI Board of Directors appoints an R2 Consensus Body which is a balanced stakeholder group that approves change proposals to the R2 Standard, draft revisions to the standard, and approves any formal interpretations through a consensus process.  The Consensus Body is supported by another Board appointed stakeholder group, the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).  The role of the TAC is to provide technical insight and other guidance to the Consensus Body to aid in the development of the R2 Standard and supporting resources.

SERI is currently looking for new members to fill open and soon expiring Consensus Body and TAC positions.  Any individual that has a direct and material interest in electronics recycling and the R2 Standard can apply to be on the R2 Consensus Body and TAC.  All applications will be considered, and selection of members is the sole responsibility of the SERI Board to ensure balanced representation from the following interest categories:

  • Entities Covered by the Standard – which includes any organization that can be certified to the R2 Standard;
  • Customers of Entities Covered by the Standard – which includes customers of the services provided by R2 Certified electronics recyclers and refurbishers; and
  • Regulatory/Public Interest/Other Stakeholders – which includes representatives from international, national, state or local governments; and any other individual or organization that has an interest in, is materially affected by, or has special expertise regarding electronics recycling and the R2 Standard and does not fall under one of the other two interest categories.

Further information on the R2 Consensus Body, TAC and the R2 standards Development process can be found at:  https://sustainableelectronics.org/r2-standard/standards-development

Application for the R2 Consensus Body and TAC can be submitted online through the following form:  R2 TAC / Consensus Body Application 

While applications can be submitted anytime, deadline for submission for consideration in this round of review is November 6, 2020.

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