Update of the R2 Certification Program Standard
Presenter: Sean De Vries, R2 Director, Sustainable Electronics Recycling International
Topic Subject Matter – Environmental Management Systems for the Electronics Recycling Industry
SERI (the Sustainable Electronics Recycling International), is a non-profit organization dedicated to advancing safe and sustainable reuse and recycling of used electronics through consensus-driven standards. SERI is the housing body and ANSI-accredited Standards Development Organization for the R2 Standard. This webinar will provide detailed information about the process of the newest proposed Standard update (R2v3)
Sean De Vries
Sean De Vries / Presenter Biography
Sean De Vries was appointed by SERI ( the Sustainable Electronics Recycling International) to the position of R2 Director in October, 2018. Among his responsibilities, Sean works with the R2 Technical Advisory Committee and leads the R2 Standard development process. He also provides guidance for the application and implementation of the standard and educate various stakeholder groups. Sean brings considerable experience in standards development and oversight for the electronics reuse and recycling industry.
Prior to joining SERI, Sean was the Director of the Recycler Qualification Office (RQO), an organization established to audit and approve reuse and recycling organizations prior to use under the industry-led end-of-life electronics recycling programs across Canada. He also led the development process for the Electronics Reuse and Refurbishing Program (ERRP) and the Recycler Qualification Program (RQP). Sean was also active in the development and implementation of the provincial electronics stewardship programs and served as the inaugural Chair of the Board of Directors for the four not-for-profit stewardship organizations. Sean holds college advanced diplomas in Environmental Engineering Technology and Environmental Science from Georgian College, Barrie, Ontario.