Avnet Integrated’s ROUND2 INC. Ohio Facility Receives Exclusive R2/RIOS™ Certification
AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- ROUND2 INC., an Avnet (AVT) Company (NYSE: AVT) within Avnet Integrated and leading eRecycling service provider, announced today that it has earned the highest U.S. Industry designation R2/RIOS Certified Electronics Recycler® for quality, environment, health and safety and data security throughout the electronics recycling process.
ROUND2 achieved its certification following several days of extensive internal audits at its Grove City, Ohio, processing center. ROUND2 also holds R2, ISO 9001, 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certifications at all other North American processing centers.
We have a long-standing reputation in the industry for our commitment to excellence, said Randy Weiss, ROUND2s president. Receiving our R2/RIOS certification clearly demonstrates this commitment while recognizing the rigorous standards to which we adhere in all aspects of our operations.
R2/RIOS is the combination of two stringent industry standards. Endorsed by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the Responsible Recycling (R2) Practices for Electronics Recyclers establish a hierarchy for the safe and responsible handling of electronic waste through reuse and resource recovery. The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS®) developed by the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) outlines a framework for a comprehensive, integrated management system.
About ROUND2 INC.
ROUND2 INC. , an Avnet , Inc. (NYSE: AVT) company within Avnet Integrated, is a leading eRecycling service provider offering a wide range of integrated asset disposition and technology recovery solutions. ROUND2s revenue-based recycling services allow clients to better manage their end-of-life asset retirement process, technology rotation and data security requirements, while maximizing economic returns. ROUND2 is an R2 Certified, ISO 9001: 2008, ISO 14001: 2004, and OHSAS 18001: 2007 registered company.
About Avnet Integrated
Avnet Integrated, a business unit of Avnet, Inc. (NYSE:AVT), provides total solutions for the aftermarket needs of electronics OEMs, service providers and corporations. Capabilities include technical field services, board-level repair, refurbishment, IT asset disposition (ITAD), remarketing and R2 certified recycling.
Avnet , Inc. (NYSE: AVT), a Fortune 500 Company, is one of the largest distributors of electronic components, computer products and embedded technology serving customers in more than 70 countries. Avnet accelerates its partners' success by connecting the world's leading technology suppliers with a broad base of more than 100,000 customers by providing cost-effective, value-added services and solutions. For the fiscal year ended July 2, 2011, Avnet generated revenue of $26.5 billion. For more information, visit www.avnet.com.
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Source: Avnet IntegratedCopyright Business Wire 2012