Xstrata Copper

Xstrata Copper

March 04, 2009 12:43 ET

Xstrata Recycling Receives Intel's Prestigious Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement Award

SAN JOSE, CALIFORNIA--(Marketwire - March 4, 2009) - Xstrata Recycling has received Intel Corporation's Preferred Quality Supplier (PQS) award recognizing its significant contributions to Intel in 2008. Xstrata supplies Intel with high value inventory component scrap processing, deemed essential to Intel's success. Xstrata and 25 additional suppliers are recognized as 2008 PQS award winners.

"Xstrata Recycling is very pleased to be recognized by Intel for our efforts in providing a high level of service to Intel" said Sean Magann, Commercial Manager for Xstrata Recycling. "Intel and Xstrata share a similar dedication to sustainable development and it is a pleasure working with Intel to address the challenges that accompany a comprehensive and world-class global recycling program."

"Congratulations to Xstrata Recycling for achieving Intel's PQS award. Intel is extremely pleased with Xstrata's services, providing value-added improvements to Intel's high-value inventory scrap management program worldwide. We appreciate their continued commitment to quality and excellent responsiveness to our needs. Xstrata has clearly demonstrated their commitment to Intel's environmental, health and safety performance and we look forward to even stronger program results this year," said Kim Barnes, Manager, Intel Resale Corporation.

The PQS awards are part of Intel's Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) process that encourages suppliers to strive for excellence and continuous improvement. To qualify for PQS status, suppliers must score 80 percent on a report card that assesses performance and ability to meet cost, quality, availability, delivery, technology and responsiveness goals. Suppliers must also manage and deliver on a challenging improvement plan and a quality systems assessment. Intel also will recognize PQS award winners today with an advertisement in the U.S., Europe and Asian editions of the Wall Street Journal.

About Xstrata Plc and Xstrata Recycling

Xstrata is a global diversified mining group, listed on the London and Swiss Stock Exchanges, with its headquarters in Zug, Switzerland. Xstrata's businesses maintain a meaningful position in seven major international commodity markets: copper, coking coal, thermal coal, ferrochrome, nickel, vanadium and zinc, with a growing platinum group metals business, additional exposures to gold, cobalt, lead and silver, recycling facilities and a suite of global technology products, many of which are industry leaders.

Managed by Xstrata Copper's Canada Division, Xstrata Recycling is a world leader in the recycling of complex copper and precious metals materials including electronics. A wide range of material types from over 18 countries makes up the feed stream for Xstrata's North America recycling operations. Xstrata Recycling has offices in North America, Europe and Asia.

Contact Information

  • Xstrata Copper Canada
    Louis-Philippe Gariepy
    Manager, Corporate Affairs
    (514) 645-2311, x.2162