The R2 Technical Advisory Committee has released a formal interpretation of Provision 5.a - specifically relating to control of Focus Materials.
“Control” in Provision 5.a applies or begins at the point where and when the R2 Certified recycler takes title or physical possession of the Focus Materials or equipment containing Focus Materials. Therefore, the R2 Standard requirements under Provision 5 would apply when:
- Equipment is aggregated at a site owned, operated by, or managed in conjunction with the R2 Certified facility.
- Equipment is aggregated at a site contracted by the R2 Certified Facility (3rd party entity or entity owned by the same parent company)
- A contracted 3rd party transporter picks up equipment on behalf of the R2 Certified facility, regardless of whether it is delivered to the R2 Certified Facility
Formal Interpretations to the R2 Standard provide official explanation of a specific word or phrase in the R2 Standard.
They are developed by the R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), voted on by the R2 Consensus Body, and adopted by the SERI Board in accordance with SERI’s Manual of Policies and Procedures for R2 Standard Development.
Formal Interpretations become part of the R2 Standard and, upon their Effective Date, shall be treated as such by all involved in the R2 Certification Program (e.g. recyclers, Certification Bodies, auditors).
You can download and read the formal interpretation for Provision 5.a here.