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MR Strategy OrionEwaste

  1. 1. A, B, Cs of Certification for Recyclers Presented by Mike Danielson Director Business Dev. W W W . O R I O N 4 V A L U E . C O M7850 Vance Dr. Ste. 210 Orion Registrar, Inc. Phone: 303-456-6010Arvada, CO 80003 Fax: 303-456-6681 Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 1 Email: info@orion4value.com
  2. 2. “A,” About Certification BodiesC e r t i fi c a t i o n • The terms “Certification Bodies” (CB) and “Registration Bodies” (RB) are used AB C s o f interchangeably • Accredited CBs are highly regulated. • Our “regulation” is our accreditation which is accomplished by ANSI-ASQ National Accreditation Board (ANAB) • ANAB’s accreditation is achieved through US Government appointment and membership in the International Accreditation Forum (IAF) Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 2
  3. 3. “A,” About Certification BodiesC e r t i fi c a t i o n • Accredited CB’s are required to meet the requirements of: • ISO 17021 AB C s o f • IAF Mandatory Documents • Transfer of Certification • Audit time • Multiple Site Sampling • ANAB additional requirements: • Accreditation Rules • Heads Ups Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 3
  4. 4. “A,” About Certification BodiesC e r t i fi c a t i o n To the end user, an accredited “CB” provides the confidence that the certification will be conducted in a professional and unbiased AB C s o f process. ISO 17021 has the following principles: • Impartiality • Being Impartial • Being perceived to be impartial • Committee to Safeguard Impartiality • Competence • “Competence is the demonstrated ability to apply knowledge and skills” • Responsibility • To assess sufficient evidence upon which to base certification decision Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 4
  5. 5. “A,” About Certification BodiesC e r t i fi c a t i o n • ISO 17021 Principles continued: • Openness • Provide public access to or disclosure of appropriate and AB C s o f timely information about • Audit process • Certification process • Certification status • Confidentiality • In order to gain access • Essential that CB keep confidential proprietary information about a client • Responsiveness to Complaints • “Effective responsiveness to complaints is an important means of protection for the CB, its client and other users of certification against errors, omissions or unreasonable behavior.” Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 5
  6. 6. “A,” About Certification Bodies R2 Accredited CBs:C e r t i fi c a t i o n • AQA International • Orion Registrar, Inc. AB C s o f • Perry Johnson Registrars, Inc • SGS e-Stewards Accredited CBs: • AQA International • Orion Registrar, Inc. • SAI Global Certification Services Source: ANAB Website (www.anab.org) Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 6
  7. 7. “B,” Basics of Certification Certification ProcessC e r t i fi c a t i o n • Pre Assessment (Optional) • Stage 1 Audit-determine readiness for Stage 2 AB C s o f Audit • Stage 2 Audit-determine certification to e-Stewards • Nonconformities-did not meet e-Stewards requirements • Certification-accomplished when Stage 2 completed and nonconformities are completed • Surveillances-samples the implementation of e- Stewards, every 6 months or once a year • Recertification-3 years after Stage 2 Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 7
  8. 8. “B,” Basics of CertificationC e r t i fi c a t i o n • Pre Assessment/Gap Analysis • Not Mandatory AB C s o f • Client determines the scope • Teaches personnel how to be audited • Does not result in audit findings • CB can not provide consulting Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 8
  9. 9. “B,” Basics of CertificationC e r t i fi c a t i o n Stage 1 • Overall goal is to determine if Client Management System and Preparation is ready for Stage 2 AB C s o f • Normally conducted on-site • May consist of the following activities: • Document review • Review aspect analysis • Review Audit scope • Audit Management Review/Internal Audits • Audit Corrective Actions • Interview top management including ISO Rep to determine • Adequate Resources/Commitments/Preparations • Review Program implementations if on site • Plan the Stage 2 Audit Activities & schedule with the Client Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 9
  10. 10. “B,” Basics of Certification How do we Audit?C e r t i fi c a t i o n • Audit for Compliance by: • Observation of the process or specific AB C s o f activity or action • Interview of personnel • Review of procedures, documentation and records • Comparison of the above to the requirement of the Recycling Standard • Determine effectiveness of system • Determine if company should be certified Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 10
  11. 11. “B,” Basics of Certification Noncompliance:C e r t i fi c a t i o n • Major nonconformity is: • If one or more elements of the standard have not been documented or implemented; AB C s o f • When several elements of the standard show similar nonconformities (a trend); • A situation that raises significant doubt about the ability of the clients management system to achieve its intended outputs; • Minor nonconformity is: • Noncompliance that judgment and experience indicate the situation is not likely to result in the failure of the Environmental/Recycling System or reduce its ability to assure controlled processes. It may be either: • A failure in some part of the documented System relative to recycling standard, • An observed lapse in following one item of a company’s recycling system. A single instance may or may not rise to the level of a nonconformity, depending on circumstances. Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 11
  12. 12. “B,” Basics of CertificationC e r t i fi c a t i o n Stage 2 • Audit to AB C s o f • Compliance • Determine effectiveness of system • Determine if company should be certified • Normally conducted 30 days after the Stage1 Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 12
  13. 13. “B,” Basics of CertificationC e r t i fi c a t i o n Certification: • Achieved when: AB C s o f • Stage 2 Completed • Major nonconformities closed-out • Acceptable corrective action plan for minor nonconformities • Certificate wording approved by client • Certification period normally 3 years • Certification based on maintenance of Management System and performance of Surveillances by Certification Body Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 13
  14. 14. “B,” Basics of CertificationC e r t i fi c a t i o n Surveillances • Mini Audits that sample the continued AB C s o f implementation of the requirements for the Recycling Standard • Normally about 1/3 the audit time of Stage 1 and Stage 2 • First Surveillance is required to be conducted within 12 months of the last day of the Stage 2 Audit • Surveillances may be conducted at the 6 month or 12 month interval Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 14
  15. 15. “B,” Basics of CertificationC e r t i fi c a t i o n Recertification • Review the complete Management System AB C s o f to the Recycling Standard requirements • Should be conducted before the Certificate Expires (3 years from the Stage 2) Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 15
  16. 16. “C,” Costs “It is going to cost $80,000 to $90,000”C e r t i fi c a t i o n EPA employee during a discussion with a small non profit recycler AB C s o f What are typical Costs? • The price for Certification is a combination of audit time plus any other charges the CB may charge • Principles: • R2 does not have rules for audit time • e-Stewards does have rules for audit time • R2 does not have fees for use • e-Stewards have fees paid to BAN Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 16
  17. 17. “C,” Costs, R2C e r t i fi c a t i o n Since there are no specific rules for R2-how is time determined? • Probably less audit time than e-Stewards AB C s o f because there are less requirements • Probably more time ISO 14001 which has rules for audit time • Probably audit time will vary between CB’s because of lack of rules • For this presentation we will review e- Steward audit days/costs and realize that R2 Certification is probably less Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 17
  18. 18. “C,” Costs, e-StewardsC e r t i fi c a t i o n “Recyclers will pay a fee to the auditor (CB) and a licensing fee to BAN — roughly AB C s o f $15,000 for a midsize company” Jim Puckett What are typical Costs? Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 18
  19. 19. “C,” Costs, e-Stewards • Cost for Certification is based upon theC e r t i fi c a t i o n amount of audit time or audit day • Some CBs may have additional charges or AB C s o f fees for certification or continued certification • Appendix B of e-Stewards Standard provides requirements for audit time: • Amount of time for ISO 14001 • Plus at least additional 30% for e-Stewards • Unless already ISO 14001 Certified-reduce time by 50% Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 19
  20. 20. “C,” Costs, e-Stewards ISO 14001 Audit Time IAF Mandatory Document 5, has risk levels forC e r t i fi c a t i o n different types of company (www.iaf.nu) Examples of levels are: AB C s o f • Disassemble electronic equipment? • Harvest working parts or components? • Repair or refurbish electronic equipment? • Sell original or refurbished electronic equipment? • Shred computer hard drives/circuit boards? • Shred other electronic components (plastic, etc.)? • Process any of the electronic components? • Process glass/batteries • Metals reprocessing (furnaces)? Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 20
  21. 21. “C,” Costs, e-Stewards ISO 14001 Time-Continued:C e r t i fi c a t i o n Other factors (for example): • Number of Employees AB C s o f • Maturity of systems • Complexity of documentation • Amount of Environmental Regulations or other regulations • Multi-site Audit time may be added or reduced The more information you provide to the CB, the better the quotation for the service. Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 21
  22. 22. “C,” CostsC e r t i fi c a t i o n Examples of Cost: • Based on a $1,300 audit day-this may or AB C s o f may not be an average audit day cost • Based upon no additional fees-many CBs have additional fees • Does not include travel costs for the auditors • Certification is competitive Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 22
  23. 23. “C,” Costs, e-Stewards Example #1C e r t i fi c a t i o n Scenario: • Small recycler, non-profit, primarily AB C s o f disassembly and sales • Less than 1 million sales Costs-First year ($4,150) • CB-$3,900 • e-Stewards Fee-$250 • Cost-Second year ($1,550) • CB-$1,300 • e-Stewards Fee-$250 Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 23
  24. 24. “C,” Costs, e-Stewards Example #2C e r t i fi c a t i o n Scenario: • Small recycler, primarily disassembly and AB C s o f sales • Approximately 1.5 million sales Cost-First Year ($6,500) • CB-$5,200 • e-Stewards Fee-$1,300 Cost-Second Year ($3,250) • CB-$1,950 • e-Stewards Fee-$1,300 Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 24
  25. 25. “C,” Costs, e-Stewards Example #3C e r t i fi c a t i o n Scenario: • Primarily disassembly, repair, and sales AB C s o f • Two locations • Approximately 10 million sales Cost-First Year ($16,750) • CB-$8,450 • e-Stewards Fee-$8,300 Cost-Second Year ($12,200) • CB-$3,900 • e-Stewards Fee-$8,300 Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 25
  26. 26. “C,” Costs, e-Stewards Example #4C e r t i fi c a t i o n Scenario: • Primarily disassembly and sales AB C s o f • ISO 14001 Certified • Approximately 7.5 million sales Cost-First Year-($10,600) • CB-$5,200 • e-Stewards Fee-$5,400 Cost-Second Year ($8,000) • CB-$2,600 • e-Stewards Fee-$5,400 Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 26
  27. 27. ConclusionC e r t i fi c a t i o n • Thank you for the opportunity • If you have any questions contact: AB C s o f • Mike Danielson • mdanielson@orion4value.com • 716-485-1736 Orion Registrar, Inc. - www.orion4value.com - 303-456-6010 Pg. 27

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