Really Green Credentials is involved in the development of the EN 50625 Standard, which includes a number of specific parts for the treatment and depollution of the key streams (temperature exchange units; display units with CRTs; flat panel screens, lamps and small and large WEEE). Since 2011 early-bird treatment operators in those Countries where the Standard has become mandatory have been audited by RGC to the WEEELABEX Standard until its replacement by the EN 50625 in 2017. Along with gap audits for some operators new to the approach, and seasoned sites where six or more annual audits have since occurred, the team at RGC have carried out over two hundred audits. In addition, since 2008 at least three hundred other audits, including to the PAS141 re-use standard, have been performed – so it is clear to say that Julie-Ann and the team of auditors working under the Really Green Credentials umbrella are experienced and knowledgeable about the audit process, the criteria and actions needed to be compliant and get certified.
Currently the team work for clients who want to hold certification to EN 50625 via the WEEELABEX Organisation and also independent operators seeking self-certification or to provide bespoke reports for clients (i.e. for USA based customers). The WEEELABEX Organisation is a certification body, based in Prague, who are accredited to provide an auditing system and issue certificates. It is understood that other certification bodies are also providing this service in Germany and the Netherlands, with further certification bodies considering the market place. This requires them of course to have qualified auditors who know the Standard and also, of key importance the WEEE Treatment Industry.