The Board of Directors of Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI) held its first face-to-face meeting in Washington DC from 26-27 June 2014, following SERI’s official launch on 5 June 2014. SERI is the new host organization of the highly suscessful R2 Standard for electronics recycling (over 500 companies in 17 countries certified), successor to R2 Solutions, with the additional mandate of promoting safe, sensible and sustainable electronics recycling globally (http://www.sustainableelectronics.org). Accordingly, this first meeting of the Board was crucial in paving the way forward. Directors looked at the broad picture, discussing SERI’s mission and vision, but also focused on deliverables such as the SERI/R2 Database, the R2 Leader Program, Quality Assurance and Control for the R2 Standard, steps to undertake for SERI to go global, the charter of the R2 Technical Advisory Committee, and SERI’s future international policy initiatives. Exciting times for a young and dynamic organization dedicated to ensuring that used electronics are managed in an environmentally sound manner around the world! It is a pleasure to be a part of this promising effort!