Certifications

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R2

An R2-certified company implements best practices in environmental sustainability and overall health, safety and security aspects of electronics recycling.

The R2 Standard focuses on the performance of electronics recyclers in the areas of:

  • Environmental and public health
  • Worker health and safety
  • Security (data and facility)
  • The entire recycling process and chain of custody of materials through final disposition

Companies choose an R2 recycler for security and compliance. An R2 certification addresses all areas of concern from data breach due to improperly discarded IT equipment to reuse and remarketing.

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RIOS

A Recycling Industry Operating Standards (RIOS) certification is the standard for quality, environmental, and health & safety management systems (QEH&S). Certified RIOS companies are able to provide independent verification that they meet requirements set forth by the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc.

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ISO 14001

Companies that are ISO 14001-certified are in compliance with environmental management standards set forth by the International Organization for Standardization (ISO). ISO 14001 identifies companies looking to control their environmental impact and are constantly improving their environmental performance.

The benefits of using an ISO 14001-certified company can include:

  • Reduced cost of waste management
  • Savings in consumption of energy and materials
  • Lower distribution costs
  • Improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public

ISO 14001 provides a framework to set up an effective environmental management system.

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WBE

A WBENC certification is specifically for women-owned businesses. This progressive certification shows diversity in the marketplace and is a great way to promote your company to major corporations actively seeking to conduct business with woman/women owned organizations. Companies with a WBENC certification have access to a variety of other tools and events not accessible to the general public.

Affiliations

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ISRI

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the leading provider of education, advocacy and compliance training in proper scrap recycling. This organization promotes public awareness of the crucial role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade and environmentally sustainable development. 

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IAITAM

The International Association of Information Technology Asset Managers (IAITAM) is a professional association for individuals and organizations involved in any aspect of IT Asset Management (“ITAM”). IAITAM also caters to Software Asset Management (“SAM”), Hardware Asset Management, and the lifecycle processes supporting IT Asset Management in every size organization worldwide.

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ILRA

HOBI’s corporate office resides in Illinois, making our affiliation with the Illinois Recycling Association (ILRA) ideal. ILRA is the only collective voice for recycling on critical waste management issues in the state of IL. The mission of ILRA is to encourage the responsible use of resources by promising waste reduction, reuse and recycling throughout the state. 

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STAR

The State of Texas Association of Recycling (STAR) is an organization that strives to promote recycling within the state of Texas. The mission of STAR is to increase recycling rates to the highest level afforded by balanced economic and sustainability principles, for the benefit of the state and its citizens.