Benefits of Membership
Membership in RIC brings with it valuable business opportunities and information, including meetings and networking venues, collaboration on research and advocacy, as well as the opportunity to play a leadership role in ensuring that your business and the entire remanufacturing industry grows to reach its full potential.
RIC’s leadership has the experience and reputation globally in the remanufacturing industry to successfully advocate for the industry, and all members are encouraged to take an active leadership role. RIC believes that the key to advocacy success lies in the efforts of all to bring the following three factors together:
Advocacy for all remanufacturing industry sectors by creating the critical mass necessary to give RIC members a “seat at the table,” in order to inform and institute changes in regulations, shape governmental policy, lobby to drive more global trade and to create a global market for remanufactured goods.
Collaboration among RIC’s members creates valuable networking opportunities and industry forums for the sharing of information on developments in remanufacturing technologies and industry best practices to help ensure that the entire remanufacturing industry reaches its full potential.
Educating consumers, OEMs, distributors and government officials on the positive impact that the remanufacturing industry has on the environment and the economy through its process and products.
Members of RIC have the opportunity to engage in and benefit from each of these factors, taking part in the culture change that is needed to make remanufacturing a first consideration for regulators, consumers, and manufacturers that are considering entry into remanufacturing.
RIC’s mission is to represent the interest of its members to inform regulatory policy and improve acceptance and recognition of remanufactured products. Acceptance of the Remanufacturing ANSI Standard is a major step in this direction, increasing regulatory and consumer confidence in the quality of a remanufactured product.
RIC has also partnered with a number of industry sector organizations to form the Remanufacturing Association Alliance. This makes it possible for RIC to speak on behalf of the many remanufacturing industry sectors with a single, unified voice which can articulate the industry’s needs and impacts.
RIC’s unique membership of industry leaders facilitates research and development, conferences, workshops, and webinars and serves as a forum for industry information, both domestic and global.
By sharing industry best practices and creating standards that will benefit the industry, RIC members across all remanufacturing industry sectors benefit from the opportunity to identify their different core strengths and overcome their common obstacles. Members of RIC are also able to learn from our leaders in remanufacturing methods for maximizing profits and reducing landfill and disposal costs. Events such as the annual World Remanufacturing Conference provide a platform for education and sharing of best practices.
By educating consumers, policy makers, and regulators of the benefits and value of the remanufacturing industry in job creation, lower cost of production, waste reduction, and market creation, RIC advances the vision for understanding remanufacturing as a key economic driver for the future for wealth and job creation and a means to economic and environmental stability.
Through education initiatives, RIC creates a greater awareness and acceptance of remanufactured products with the goal of eliminating common barriers and growing the remanufacturing industry.