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Why You Need RIOS & How To Get It

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS™) is an integrated Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Management System Certification that is designed for recyclers, by recyclers. All information provided here is courtesy of RIOS.



Here, we share and summarize the best RIOS resources on the benefits of RIOS and how to get certified.



The Benefits of the RIOS Certification

Choosing to pursue RIOS certification is an investment in your facility that will pay dividends for years to come. As an integrated standard, RIOS will have a positive impact across many areas within the facility. We've listed just a few of these benefits below. Learn more here.

  • Health and Safety: Through the RIOS process a facility will evaluate all areas of the operation for potential safety hazards, and make necessary procedural and engineering changes to decrease the likelihood and severity of a safety incident.

  • Environment: RIOS facilities conduct a thorough review of their environmental impacts. This includes considerations of noise, air, and water pollution, as well as energy consumption, and positive impacts like a generation of recyclables.

  • Quality: Having a certified quality management system is a great asset to your stakeholders. Whether upstream or downstream, your customers and suppliers are looking for consistent, accurate, and high-quality products and experiences. By evaluating your operations, producing auditable procedures, and customer requirements the facility is better able to serve its stakeholders.


How to Get RIOS Certified

The process of obtaining RIOS certification may seem daunting at first, but following these seven easy steps will simplify the entire experience, and get you on your way to gaining all of the benefits of certification.


To make the process even easier, schedule a free 30-minute consultation with an IBEC expert to learn more about the RIOS certification.


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