Accreditation for Recycling Industry Operating Standard


Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS)

What Is Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) Accreditation?

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) is a comprehensive integrated quality, environmental, health, and safety system based on ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 and focusing on aspects relevant to the scrap recycling industries. The six components of RIOS cover general requirements, policy, planning, implementation, checking and corrective action, and management.

The RIOS program is a base standard program in ANAB’s fee schedule.

Please refer to the information about the accreditation process at How to Become an ANAB-Accredited Certification Body.

You can view the RIOS application in .pdf format to understand specific requirements but the application process must be completed online via ANAB’s EQM database; first-time EQM users must register to create an account.

RIOS Accreditation Requirements

Available from the Institute for Scrap Recycling Industries:

  • Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS)
  • RIOS Certification Program document

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