SOURCE: Sims Recycling Solutions U.S.

Sims Recycling Solutions U.S.

December 09, 2014 09:00 ET

Sims Recycling Solutions Reaches Another Milestone: e-Stewards 2.0 Certification in All U.S. Facilities

New Standards Focus on Data Security and Greater Employee and Environmental Protections

WEST CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - December 09, 2014) - Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in IT asset reuse and recycling, has recently received its Certification to the e-Stewards 2.0 Standard at all of its U.S. facilities. In alignment with this advanced certification, Sims continues its commitment to process electronic devices in a manner that protects customer data and provides the greatest assurances in environmental and social responsibility.

"This certification upgrade demonstrates Sims' commitment to providing our customers the assurance that their material is handled with integrity and full accountability," stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. "This keeps the company at the forefront of industry shifts and signals to enterprises that we are constantly striving to improve our services."

Sims' North American facilities were e-Stewards certified in early 2014 and also retain a number of other health, safety and environmental certifications including the Responsible Recycling Practices Standard (R2), ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

"We are very proud that the world's largest recycler of electronics has also chosen to certify all of its facilities in the United States to the world's highest standard of social and environmental responsibility," said Jim Puckett, Executive Director of Basel Action Network, founder of the e-Stewards Certification. 

Sims Recycling Solutions is also seated on the e-Stewards Leadership Council -- the advisory body of the e-Stewards program made up of leading recyclers, NGOs, government associations and enterprises.

Sims Recycling Solutions

Sims Recycling Solutions (www.SimsRecycling.com) is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling. We have over 20 years' experience in comprehensive IT asset disposition and mobile device refurbishment services. Sims provides disposition services for all types of retired electronic equipment to local, national and global customers in every business sector including data centers, healthcare, financial service and technical organizations.

As a part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world's largest publicly listed metal and electronics recycler, Sims Recycling Solutions has the global reach, expertise, and infrastructure necessary to ensure to our customers that all electronic devices are processed in a secure and environmentally responsible manner.

Sims international footprint of operations across 20 countries enables us to offer a global scope of services on myriad local fronts.

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