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MISSION STATEMENTS 
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Audit

The committee is responsible for recommending an auditor to the Board of Directors, ensuring that a proper accounting system is in place and ensuring the security of the association’s assets. (Section 1.6.1.2 of the ISRI Policy Manual).

Auto Parts Recycling

The mission of the Used Auto Parts Committee of the Ferrous Division is the identification of issues related to the recycling of automobiles, specifically the acquisition of end of life vehicles, their safe processing and dismantling, and the effective reuse of parts and components.

Challenges & Opportunities

The mission of the Challenges & Opportunities Committee is to focus on the dynamic changes within the recycling industry, thus identifying future trends, opportunities and roadblocks facing the industry and the association, and report and, as appropriate, make recommendations to the Board annually (or sooner as appropriate) as to how to address what has been identified. The Committee should not itself identify solutions, but instead recommend how the association should go about finding such.

Circle Steering

The Circle’s mission to bring together like minded companies to focus on improving operational safety within member facilities. That focus is aimed at improving employee safety, setting industry safety benchmarks, reducing workman’s compensation costs, and making the recycling industry a safer place to work.

Communication

Provides strategic and tactical advice on key member and industry communications and public relations issues, along with editorial guidance to Scrap magazine.

Convention

The mission of the ISRI Convention Committee is to provide guidance and oversight for ISRI’s Annual Convention and Exposition, including identification of future locations, structure assessment, and pertinence of programs for the industry and current ISRI membership.

Education & Training

Oversees the development, production, and implementation of ISRI education and training programs for all levels of employees in the scrap recycling industry workforce and across multiple platforms.

Finance

The mission of the ISRI Finance Committee is to address all Association financial matters including approval of the ISRI annual budget, financial statements, investments, and member dues. The Committee shall, at least annually, review the dues and other revenues of the Association. (Section 1.5.4.2 of the ISRI Policy Manual). The Finance Committee shall address financial matters with appropriate transparency for the benefit of the ISRI membership.

Government Affairs

Develops strategic guidance on key industry issues and public policy positions at the federal, state and local levels.

Leadership

The mission of the ISRI Leadership Committee is to make nominations for candidates for the Board of Directors and the Officers of the Association, identify future leaders of the Association and provide leadership development

Membership

The mission of the ISRI Membership Committee (“Committee”) is to provide guidance and oversight on ISRI’s membership structure; recruitment, engagement, and retention strategies; benefits; and, affinity programs, to ensure ISRI remains relevant, delivers value, is responsive to member needs, and generates revenue to support the work of the association.

Safe Operations

The mission of the ISRI Safe Operations Committee is to address issues affecting members’ day-to-day operations, including but not limited to safety, health, quality, technology, equipment, transportation, insurance and environmental compliance. The Safe Operations Committee should be at the forefront of changing the safety culture within the recycling industry and shall work in synchronization with the ISEC and COSE committees to execute a unified approach to accomplishing this mission.

Shredder

The mission of the ISRI Shredders Committee is to establish policies and procedures affecting all aspects of shredder operations.

Trade

The mission of the ISRI Trade Committee is to address issues relating to the international trade of scrap materials, including the development of advocacy positions and addressing compliance issues related to international trade.

 

Chapter Presidents

The mission of the ISRI Council of Chapter Presidents is to provide a forum for Chapter Presidents to share information and generally discuss issues and problems of common interest with the goal to resolve them in the best interests of the members.

Consumers Council

Equipment & Service Providers

The mission of the ISRI Equipment & Service Providers Council is to improve the overall membership experience of Equipment and Service Providers within ISRI, and for those who participate in the convention, ensure a successful experience.

ISRI PAC Leadership

To broaden the understanding and increase participation in the political activities of ISRI and provide strategic planning and execution. 

ISRI Safety & Environmental Council

The mission of the ISRI Safety & Environmental Council (ISEC) is to promote an ongoing professional development platform for scrap recycling operations that provides a “safe” forum for the sharing of information between scrap facility owners, managers, operators and safety and environmental professionals within the industry, regardless of size and expertise. ISEC’s mission is inclusive of all member participants who are striving to become more aware and educated about best practices in both basic and complex safety as well as more sophisticated health and environmental compliance, mitigation and response practices.

Legal Council

The mission of the ISRI Council of Legal Counsel is to provide support for in-house counsel within ISRI member companies.

MRF Council

The mission of the MRF Council is to provide a forum where processors of residential recycling (whether single-stream, dual-stream, or drop off programs), and the consumers of the materials generated by those programs, can exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets. Although jointly chaired by ISRI leaders from the plastics and paper divisions, recyclers and consumers from other commodities (glass, ferrous, non-ferrous, etc) with a stake in residential recycling are encouraged to participate.

Women’s Council

Young Execs Council

To create a forum in which young professionals connect and engage via ISRI activities that foster personal and professional growth in the recycling industry. 

 

Electronics

The mission of the ISRI Electronics Division is to oversee the work of the association in the area of reuse and recycling of electronics.

Ferrous

The mission of the ISRI Ferrous Division is to provide a forum where ferrous processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

Nonferrous

The mission of the ISRI Nonferrous Division is to provide a forum where nonferrous processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

Plastics

The mission of the ISRI Plastics Division is to provide a forum where plastics processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

Paper

The mission of the Paper Division is to provide a forum where paper processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.

Tire/Rubber

The mission of the ISRI Tire & Rubber Division is to provide a forum where tire and rubber processors and consumers may exchange pertinent information, discuss and respond to emerging issues, and stay abreast of domestic and global economic developments and markets.


 

Business Development Subcommittee

Advises on the implementation of programs supporting non-dues revenue generation for the association.

Design for Recycling® Task Force

The mission of ISRI’s Design for Recycling® Task Force is to oversee ISRI’s efforts to expand awareness and implementation of Design for Recycling® principles.

Environmental Justice Task Force

The mission of the Environmental Justice Task Force is to guide and oversee development of information, guidance, and tools for members to use in their EJ-related activities, policies, and programs.

Fleet Management Subcommittee

Champion a commitment to fleet safety by advancing management strategies that safeguard business assets and affirm the value of human life.

Investment Subcommittee

The Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing ISRI’s investments consistent with ISRI’s Investment Policy within ISRI’s Policy Manual.

Materials Theft Task Force

The mission of the ISRI Materials Theft Task Force is to oversee ISRI’s work on the issue of materials theft, with particular emphasis on implementing the 2013 Recommendations of the ISRI Materials Theft Working Group.

SREA Task Force

The mission is to provide and manage a system to assist members in compliance with SREA guidelines to prevent potential Superfund liability in the future. The system provides members “Reasonable Care” due diligence reports for locations and companies receiving scrap recycling materials from ISRI members at significantly reduced costs. The system is designed to enhance the value of ISRI membership to member companies.

State Subcommittee

A Subcommittee of the Government Relations committee, its mission is to provide a forum for the discussion of state legislative issues, sharing of strategies, and development of tools and state advocacy resources designed to enhance the value to ISRI membership on a state and local level, along with providing a voice on state policy matters as appropriate before the ISRI Board.

Youth Outreach Subcommittee

Provides guidance for ISRI’s partnership with JASON Learning, including: K-12 recycling curriculum development, review, and distribution; annual video and poster contest implementation; school pilot implementation; and other related efforts.



Airbag Working Group

The mission of the Airbag Working Group is to guide development of information and regulatory guidance related to airbag handling for the benefit of ISRI members.

ISRI Resources

ISRI Resources is committed to the safety and health of ISRI member employees. We are dedicated in assisting member companies in preventing injuries, accidents, and environmental impact by promoting insurance and safety programs.

Recycling Research Foundation

The Recycling Research Foundation's mission is to promote the art and science of scrap processing and recycling through research, sponsorships, technical assistance and educational programs for the purpose of advancing the industry.

Global Recycling Standard Organization

The Recycling Industry Operating Standard™ (RIOS™) is “the recycling industry’s management system.” RIOS™ an integrated Quality, Environmental, Health and Safety Management System Certification that is designed for recycler, by recyclers. With RIOS™, recyclers are able to obtain certification without having to fit their system into a program designed for manufacturers. Recyclers of all commodities are able adopt RIOS™ at their facility, whether recycling paper, plastic, metals, textiles, electronics or tires. Furthermore, RIOS™ can be adopted in any country in the world.




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