UEC ,LLC. R2 certification (sometimes referred to as responsible recycling certification) is a company level certification based on the R2 standard overseen by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC). The standard is described as "Responsible Recycling ("R2") Practices for Use in Accredited Certification Programs for Electronics Recyclers". The standard requires certified companies to have a policy on managing used and end-of-life electronics equipment, components and materials based on strategies such as reuse, materials and energy recovery and/or disposal.
The R2 Governing Council manages the content of The Responsible Recycling (R2) standard. The goal of the standard is to create a voluntary, market-based mechanism for ensuring best practices, which would also provide essential information/assurance to prospective customers.
Certification is issued by third party certifying bodies. Companies wishing to become R2 certified should ensure their operation is in compliance with the R2 standard and contact one of the certifying bodies that provide certification to R2. The certifying body will conduct an audit; upon successful completion of the audit the company will receive a certificate from the certifying body.