Recycling has achieved R2/RIOS and ISO 14001:2004 certifications at all of its North American processing facilities, making it one of only four companies nationwide to achieve both of these rigorous designations. In addition, LifeSpan is already certified for electronic data sanitization by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID) and is a Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher.
The achievement of all four designations represents a unique accomplishment in the IT Asset Disposal (ITAD) industry. R2/RIOS is the most comprehensive certification program in the ITAD industry. It combines the Responsible Recycling (R2) practices facilitated by the Environmental
Protection Agency and key stakeholders with the Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certification developed by the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI). ISO 14000 is a global standard aiming to reduce the environmental footprint of a business and to decrease the pollution and waste that a business produces.