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Darrell Fleming-Kendall

Darrell Fleming-Kendall

Executive Director, RIOS, RIOS, The Recycling Industry Operating Standard

Darrell Fleming-Kendall is the Executive Director of RIOS, the recycling industry’s most comprehensive management system, addressing quality, environmental, and health and safety. Fleming-Kendall has served in this role for nearly a decade, helping recycling facilities across the globe improve their performance in each of these key areas. In addition to his role with RIOS, he is a father of three adopted children, a husband, and runs a farm in Northeast Ohio that is focused on sustainable and regenerative agriculture.

All Sessions by Darrell Fleming-Kendall

Day 6 – March 24 March 24, 2022
8:30 am - 9:30 am

Creating a Sustainable Future: The Role of Recyclers and Our Industry

Breakers H-I

Presented by ISRI Young Executives Council

What does “sustainability” mean and how can we achieve it? In this session, the Young Executives Council will explore these questions as well as the challenges, opportunities, and myths. We’ll discuss how companies can proactively achieve a more sustainable future for their businesses and communities. We will also hear directly from recyclers who have built and advocated for sustainability programs that have successfully impacted operations.

Day 5 – March 23 March 23, 2022
11:45 am - 12:45 pm

The Role and Rollout of International Standards

Mandalay Bay Ballroom K

International standards for electronics recycling have enabled recyclers around the globe to buy and sell products for reuse or for recycling while providing assurances and confidence for their customers. While these international standards have helped enable trade and provide market advantages, they have also become more complex and costly risking their continued growth and their goals of improving recycling globally. Gain the knowledge to navigate, comply, and shape these standards moving forward.

4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Understanding the Impact of Risk: A Case Study on One Company’s Victory over the Insurance Crisis

Breakers H-I

Companies across the industry are facing unprecedented challenges when addressing their insurance needs. Either their premiums have skyrocketed, or coverage has been completely unavailable. One company, the ARCOA Group, may have found a key to help manage the problem. This session will explore the ways that ARCOA has used a risk-based approach to environmental, health, and safety and quality issues, which has ensured that its insurance costs have stayed stagnate. Hear from ARCOA’s owner and compliance team, as well as the company's insurance broker, who will discuss ways that you can improve your insurance experience, regardless of the commodity you process.