RIC's three committees are at the core of the Council's activities. Below you will read about their missions and recent accomplishments.
The mission of the RIC Marketing and Membership Committee is to increase awareness of remanufacturing and its benefits to the economy and the environment across all sectors of society – commercial, media, consumer and government, and to grow the membership of RIC in order to achieve a critical mass in our industry that can present an active and unified voice in guiding and shaping the future of the remanufacturing industry.
The committee develops marketing tools and promotional materials to be used in strengthening the recognition, reputation, and branding of the remanufacturing industry and for growing the membership of RIC.
The mission of the RIC Trade and Policy Committee is to promote policies that support the growth of the remanufacturing industry and encourage the consumption and use of remanufactured products both domestically and internationally.
The committee develops standards to create uniform definitions and expectations for remanufactured products. The committee also coordinates discussions regarding best practices for a variety of topics of interest in the area of trade and policy for member companies.
Recent accomplishments include the approval and publication of RIC001.1-2016: Specifications for the Process of Remanufacturing.
The mission of the RIC Research and Development Committee is to identify the technologies needed to support sustainable growth in the remanufacturing industry and communicate them effectively to member companies, policy makers, research institutions, funding agencies and the general public.
The committee also looks for opportunities to sponsor pre-competitive research projects to address the collective needs of the industry.
Recent accomplishments include an outline of Inputs to an Effective Design for Reman Process and efforts to compile a comprehensive database of cleaning resources for members.