Bergkamen, Germany – Sims Recycling Solutions, the leading global provider of IT and electronics reuse and recycling, has received ISO 50001:2011 accreditation for the Sims M+R GmbH in Bergkamen. The objective of this standard is to continuously improve energy-related performance and identify energy-reduction opportunities through the development of an energy management system (EnMS). These efforts will not only save money and help conserve resources, but will also contribute to the company’s overall efforts to improve quality and environmental management.
“Our customers expect excellence from us so we are always looking for ways to further minimize our environmental impact and enhance our security features,” stated Marc Affüpper, managing director of Sims Recycling Solutions, Germany. “We are proud to be one of the first in our industry to achieve the ISO 50001 standard and look forward to creating the path for the rest to follow as we continue to identify best practices.”
To achieve this standard the Sims Recycling Solutions site in Bergkamen had to create and implement an energy management integration into existing management systems, energy policy, energy consumption reduction targets, a detailed action plan to reach targets and an internal energy auditing program.
“It is very important to us, as a company, to stay committed to improving the quality of our services which includes environmental management,” stated Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. “This standard will help us perform more efficiently and stay on top of our energy consumption.”
As a part of this accreditation, Sims Recycling Solutions’ Bergkamen site set a goal to have a 10 percent reduction of energy consumption per metric ton of processed material within seven years. Many efforts have already been enforced to move toward this target which included upgrading to more energy-efficient equipment, investigating air consumption and implementing monthly quality checks for use of diesel, electricity and natural gasoline consumption.
Source: Sims Recycling Solutions