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R2 Technical Advisory Committee

The R2 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) is responsible for developing and recommending changes in the R2 Standard to the R2 Board of Directors.  It is balanced in its make-up and transparent in its deliberations, providing the opportunity for input and due process to all interested parties.  As set forth in the R2 TAC Charter, the TAC's make-up and due process procedures conform to OMB Circular A-119 and ANSI's Essential Requirements.  In other words, the TAC is a voluntary consensus body and R2:2013 is a voluntary consensus standard.

A copy of the R2 TAC Charter can be found here.

The group consists of representatives from key stakeholder groups, including:  entities covered by the standard, customer/users, regulatory agencies, public interest groups/general interest, downstream vendors, and International trade experts.   This 21-member TAC serves as the cornerstone underlying R2’s credibility and integrity. 

The R2 TAC has seats and votes for each key stakeholder group. The R2 TAC Charter outlines the makeup of the TAC as shown below.

Stakeholder Group

 Category

Voting Seats

Customers/Users

Large Non-OEM

3

Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs and ODMs)

3

Entities Covered by the Standard

Demanufacturers and Shredders

3

IT Asset Disposition Firms

2

Small Refurbishers

2

Government and NGOs

Regulatory Agencies

3

Public Interest Groups/General Interest

3

Others

Downstream Vendors

1

International Trade Expert

1