Sims Recycling Solutions Receives Responsible Recycling (R2) Certification at Six More Facilities

Sims Now Holds More Certifications Than Any Other Electronics Recycler in North America

Chicago, IL, July 08, 2011 --( Sims Recycling Solutions, the world’s largest electronics recycler has successfully achieved Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) certification at its facility in Columbia, SC; Sacramento, CA; San Francisco, CA; Franklin Park, IL and two facilities in Tampa, FL. This new standard supported by major electronic OEM’s, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI), the Information Technology Industry Council (ITI), public interest groups, the US EPA, and U.S. state and local governments, is a stringent set of requirements for electronics recyclers. The standard includes requirements for environmental, worker health and safety, and security practices.

“We took the R2 Certification very seriously and put strict deadlines on implementation,” stated Steve Skurnac, President of Sims Recycling Solutions, Americas. “These standards are a great way for businesses and consumers to recognize that their electronics are going to an environmentally responsible recycler. We have proven the environmental, health and safety commitment of Sims through our recent accomplishment of our North American R2 certifications.”

Other than the two recently opened facilities in Mississauga, ON and Edison, NJ; all sites in North America now hold the R2 Certification. These new facilities are targeted to be certified in the next six months.

Sims Recycling Solutions has received certifications for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007. Sims continues to offer valuable electronics recycling services by investing in green technology and creating green jobs, while conserving both energy and valuable raw materials.

Sims Recycling Solutions
Stephanie Souza Oden
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