Completing an R2V3 Transition audit is a big milestone for organizations in the recycling industry. PJR, a Certification Body, provides important insights to ease concerns and ensure a smooth due diligence process.
1. Understanding the Requirements:
PJR emphasizes the importance of clarity regarding certification criteria during the R2V3 Transition. SERI’s COP Advisory 22 (version 1.4) serves as a guide for organizations, clearly outlining the necessary steps. To summarize, a vendor must meet the following conditions:
- Possess an active R2V3 certificate, or
- Hold R2:2013 certification and have completed an R2V3 Transition Audit, and
- Have a scope of certification covering the required equipment, components, materials, and R2 Process Requirements.
2. Timelines and PJR’s Role:
PJR acknowledges the eagerness of organizations to obtain their certificates quickly. R2V3 is renowned for its rigorous requirements, leading to its credibility in the recycling industry. PJR strives to process audit packages in a timely manner, considering factors such as closure of nonconformities, auditor availability, and prioritization of urgent packages nearing expiration or facing active suspensions.
Although delays can be frustrating, PJR reassures its clients that they are committed to supporting them during the R2V3 Transition period. PJR appreciates the patience and confidence demonstrated by its clients and remains dedicated to providing the best possible service.
The R2V3 certification process and its impact on due diligence can be complex. Understanding these guidelines and timelines will help organizations ensure compliance and meet the expectations of suppliers. While delays may occur, PJR is dedicated to diligently processing audit packages and supporting its clients throughout the transition to R2V3.