After an intensive auditing process, ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services is proud to announce its Responsible Recycling (“R2”) Practices:2013, ISO 14001:2004, and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications. These certifications represent a core set of standards for creating and implementing stringent and effective environmental management systems. ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services is currently South Florida’s only R2-certified electronics recycler. ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services was established in 2001 as a mission-based enterprise of ARC Broward, a nonprofit human services organization dedicated to providing services to children and adults with developmental disabilities and other life challenges. While keeping end-of-life computers, cell phones and other electronic materials from being dumped into landfills, the enterprise also provides job training and employment opportunities for individuals with disabilities. “We are proud to be providing recycling services that align with these incredibly rigorous standards,” said ARC Broward President/CEO Dennis Haas, Esq. “This is yet another step in our commitment to our customers, the environment and the students and other individuals in our job training programs.” More and more businesses and government agencies are entrusting their decommissioned electronic equipment to certified recyclers because they recognize the value of protecting their brand and bottom line from data breeches and environmental liabilities stemming from improper disposal of their IT assets. When businesses use certified recyclers, their exposure to liability is greatly reduced. ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services’ audit and certification was performed by Orion Registrar, Inc., USA. Some of the benefits that the organization expects to receive from this new certification includes: reduced cost of waste management, savings in consumption of energy and materials, lower distribution costs and an improved corporate image among regulators, customers and the public. The R2 standard sets forth requirements relating to environmental and public health, worker health and safety, security and the entire chain of custody of toxic materials through final disposition. It prohibits e-recyclers and their downstream vendors from exporting these more toxic materials to countries that have enacted laws making their import illegal. Embedded within the R2 standard is ISO 14001 as a framework. R2 Certified recyclers and refurbishers comply with the requirements of the R2 Standard which was developed by the EPA, major manufacturers and recyclers to protect the environment, workers and data security. Each year, R2 Certified companies must prove to be responsible recyclers by passing annual inspections conducted by independent certifying bodies. The OHSAS Standard provides framework for organizations to implement proper and effective management of health and safety in the workplace, while certification to ISO 14001:2004 provides a visible commitment to both customers and the environment. ARC Broward Electronics Recycling services provides hassle-free business solutions including: state-of-the-art data destruction, asset recovery, and environmentally responsible equipment disposal services for used equipment including computers, servers, networking, telecommunications, monitors, printers, mobile devices and other IT-related equipment. ARC Broward accepts electronics for e-recycling from large and small businesses in the tri-county region. Some Broward County residents and qualified government agencies receive recycling free services; for a list of participating cities and fees, please visit www.arcbrowardereycling.com. Residents must provide proof of residency such as a driver’s license, utility or tax bill. The ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services warehouse is located at 3300 SW 13th Ave., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315. For more information about ARC Broward Electronics Recycling Services, please visit www.arcbrowarderecycling.com. About ARC Broward Electronics Recycling ServicesARC Broward’s Electronics Recycling Service was founded in 2001 to assist people, non-profit organizations, corporations, municipalities and others to recycle their electronics with ease. For more information, visit www.arcbrowarderecycling.com or call (954) 577-4160 for recycling or (954) 617-9076 for the office.