Reuse & Recycling Certifications

Certified commitment to the highest standards

CDR Global has earned and maintains numerous industry certifications and is proud to be a R2 Certified Reuse and Recycling Company. CDR’s focus is for all repairable electronic equipment to be refurbished and resold - producing yet another “R” - ROI. These certifications demonstrate our steadfast commitment to environmental responsibility. They also guide our management and operational practices while assuring high standards of performance and integrity.

Below is a list, along with explanations, of these certifications.

Member of National Association for Information Destruction Inc. (NAID)

Being a member of NAID means we are dedicated to the advancement of the information destruction industry, promoting education and the highest ethical standards

R2 2013 Standard : 2021 Certificate 

CDR Global is one of the first electronics recyclers to upgrade to the R2:2013 Standard and has attained certification in this voluntary standard that far exceeds regulatory and legal compliance requirements. Co-sponsored and endorsed by the EPA, it is also the most comprehensive standard for electronics recycling - covering environmental, health and safety and data security practices.

R2 Certificate

The R2 standard goes beyond setting high standards for environmental security. It specifically addresses all aspects of end-of-life IT asset disposition management – health, safety and security. As an R2 certified recycling company of IT equipment and related hardware, CDR Global strictly adheres to its standards for eWaste disposal and practices, including:

  • Data destruction
  • Record keeping
  • Transport
  • Asset security
  • Re-marketing and reuse
  • Financial responsibility
  • Downstream auditing

How R2 Certified Recyclers Protect Your Business

  • Protection from Unintended Consequences
  • Limiting your environmental liability
  • Providing data security
  • Providing brand and logo protection

ISO 14001 : 2021 Certificate 

The primary requirements of ISO 14001:2015 focus on the following areas:

  • Policy (including a commitment to prevent pollution)
  • Environmental aspects and impacts, and environmental planning
  • Management review
  • Evaluation of compliance obligations
  • Implementation and operation
  • Training and competence of staff and contractors
  • Emergency preparedness, and response to pollution or other unplanned environmental events
  • Performance assessment
  • Continuous improvement
  • Emphasis on leadership commitment and involvement with strategic environmental management
  • Lifecycle thinking and the environmental impact associated with product use and end-of-life (EOL) management

ISO 45001 : 2021 Certificate

  • ISO 45001:2018 specifies requirements for an occupational health and safety (OH&S) management system, and gives guidance for its use, to enable organizations to provide safe and healthy workplaces by preventing work-related injury and ill health, as well as by proactively improving its OH&S performance.

  • ISO 45001:2018 is applicable to any organization that wishes to establish, implement and maintain an OH&S management system to improve occupational health and safety, eliminate hazards and minimize OH&S risks (including system deficiencies), take advantage of OH&S opportunities, and address OH&S management system nonconformities associated with its activities.

  • ISO 45001:2018 helps an organization to achieve the intended outcomes of its OH&S management system. Consistent with the organization's OH&S policy, the intended outcomes of an OH&S management system include:

    a) continual improvement of OH&S performance;

    b) fulfilment of legal requirements and other requirements;

    c) achievement of OH&S objectives.

    To view the full list visit: https://www.iso.org/standard/63787.html



Defining a clear set of environmental, health and safety (EHS) expectations promotes a consistent approach across CDR Global. The EHSMS standards that apply to us are Management Standards and Hazard Standards:

  • Management Standards define the requirements for systematically managing environmental, health, safety and process safety risk.
  • Hazard Standards detail the controls required to manage the risks of specific hazards to acceptable levels.

Microsoft Registered Refurbisher

If you’re interested in purchasing a refurbished computer, it’s important to be an
educated consumer. Below are some key questions to ask to make sure you are getting a
reliable machine with legitimate software:

  • What are the full specifications and capabilities of this computer? Is it a name brand? Can I see it working?
  • Where did the PC come from? Has it been upgraded with any new or used parts? Has it been tested for electrical safety?
  • Does the PC have a warranty, and if so, what does the warranty cover?
  • What is your return policy? What is your return or failure rate?
  • Does the PC include a genuine operating system and software?
  • Where can I get support?
  • Do you offer end-of-life take back, and if so, is there a charge?
  • Do you offer workstations networked to a server?
  • How fast is your customer response time?
  • Are you a member of the Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program?

The Microsoft Registered Refurbisher program enables refurbishers to supply PCs pre-installed with genuine Microsoft software to businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations, government programs and other eligible customers.

Refurbishers that are part of this program are required to comply with a set of responsible practices, including erasing data properly.

Apple Certified iOS Technicians and Apple Certified Mac Technicians

These certifications qualify the technicians to work on and repair iOS and Mac products.