West Chicago, Illinois — Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling, is pleased to announce it has achieved e-Stewards® certification at all U.S. processing sites and the Toronto, Ontario facility in Canada, assuring its placement as the electronics recycler with the highest level of certification in the industry. The two additional Canadian sites in Vancouver, B.C. and Montreal, QC are scheduled to be certified this summer 2014.
The e-Stewards certification was created by the Basel Action Network (BAN), a non-profit environmental organization focused on preventing irresponsible trade of toxic waste, including electronic waste (e-waste). This accredited third-party certification program identifies recyclers that will not export their toxic e-waste to developing countries, dump it in local landfills or use labor in prisons. The e-Stewards standard is endorsed by more than 70 environmental groups, as well as more than 70 major enterprise companies and cities.
Customers using a certified e-Stewards recycler can be confident that throughout the entire recycling process this group of recyclers provides complete data destruction, upholds environmental and social responsibility, and are aware of all relevant laws to ensure responsible recycling.
„If a company wishes to be called a leader, then it must indeed lead,“ said BAN founder, Jim Puckett. „Sims Recycling Solutions has proven itself to be a company at the forefront of corporate responsibility, often taking unpopular and costly positions to prevent global e-waste pollution.“
„The e-Stewards certification is the standard that most responsible enterprises refer to when selecting a recycler“, stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. „Among our extensive profile of health, safety and environmental management certifications, the e-Stewards certification will further provide our customers with the assurance that we are handling their material with integrity and accountability.“
Source: Basel Action Network