Author Elizabeth Wilmot

Turtle Wings Gets R2 Certification

Turtle Wings Gets R2 Certification

Turtle Wings gets R2 certification – In March 2012, the GSA announced that only certified e-waste recyclers (R2 or eStewards) may handle end-of-life electronics from federal agencies including electronics which were bought with federal funds by government contractors.  Turtle Wings / Data Killers has been ISO 14001 certified for years using an Environmental Health and Safety Management System based on the R2 guidelines.  However, in October of 2012, however Turtle Wings / Data Killers passed their final audit to become R2 certified.  As a GSA contractor and as a trusted supplier to the federal government, the management team felt it was important to comply as quickly as possible.  Turtle Wings provides electronics recycling and data destruction services nationwide.

Our R2 & ISO certifications means that we have an internationally approved environmental, health and safety management system verified by a third part auditor. We have full downstream accountability.  As a certified recycler, we undergo annual audits by a certification entity to ensure that electronics are processed in a manner that protects public health and the environment.  All of our downstream recycling affiliates have been thoroughly vetted and approved so that we can trace each component to its ultimate recycling destination.  Our recycling affiliates have all been chosen based on their globally responsible methods of recycling.