Rike Sandlin advises organizations across the ITAD and recycling industries on operational excellence: business strategies, go-to-market plans, operational processes, ESG & sustainability initiatives, and continuous improvement to enable scale and empower growth. Sandlin was COO of HiTech Assets, led environmental affairs and marketing for Arrow, led product development and marketing for Verizon, and has supported several M/A transactions. He has served the industry as the R2 TAC Co-Chair, RIOS Board Chairman, and ISRI’s Certification & Standards and Education Chairs. He frequently speaks on best practices in IT and recycling. Sandlin earned his engineering degree from Georgia Tech and MBA from Millsaps College.
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The “New” Requirement for Recyclers: ESGBreakers K-L
ESG (Environment, Social, and Governance) is emerging as a requirement for investors, so government and public institutional investors as well as private equity investors are beginning to require standardized ESG reporting. Corporations are already building programs for public and investor goodwill and as part of their mission, but also because they see the regulatory requirements coming. Get the full breakdown of ESG including the opportunities, challenges, and more.
The Role and Rollout of International StandardsMandalay 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.