ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – June 22, 2018 – iQor, the only global managed services provider embedded in the flow between product, people and services, today announced iQor has earned the Responsible Recycling (R2) certification standard for electronics recycling at its Reynosa, Mexico Product Support Center.
The R2 standard is the electronics recycling industry's most prestigious certification, designed to help ensure the quality, transparency, and environmental and social responsibility of R2 certified electronics recycling facilities. iQor’ Reynosa North facility is the first iQor location to achieve R2 certification. In 2017, iQor facilities in Reynosa recycled 3,636 tons of cardboard, 262 tons of wood, 123 tons of plastic, 284 tons of e-waste and 8 tons of metal.
“We empower the world’s most innovative technology brands to maximize product lifecycles, and reduce toxic e-waste, for future generations,” said Hartmut Liebel, CEO of iQor. “iQor Reynosa North is a cutting-edge facility, which adheres to the most rigorous standards for electronics recycling today. We help organizations implement the key principles of the circular economy and ultimately reduce unnecessary resource depletion.”
The circular economy is an alternative to the traditional linear economy, which focuses on the principals “make, use and dispose.” The circular economy is characterized instead by the creation of economic models where no negative environmental impact is generated. As one of the world’s largest product support company, iQor completes 20 million repairs of electronic devices, components and equipment each year. iQor helps keep products and materials in use and out of landfills through refurbishment, asset recovery and recycling. In 2017, iQor recycled more than 80 tons of metals, 7,500 tons of cardboard, 265 tons of plastic, 210 tons of foam and 970 tons of e-waste across all locations combined.
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iQor is the only global managed services provider embedded in the flow between product, people, and services, from point of customer acquisition to sustainable recycling. With 45,000 employees in 18 countries, we partner with many of the world's best-known brands to deliver aftermarket product and customer support solutions that span the consumer value chain, from customer care and receivables management to product diagnostics and repair services. Our award-winning technology, logistics, and analytics platforms enable us to measure, monitor, and analyze brand interactions, improve business processes, and find operational efficiencies that lead to superior outcomes for our partners across the customer and product life cycles. For more information, please visit us at www.iqor.com or follow us at www.twitter.com/iqor.