Company says it hopes to have its North American facilities R2 certified by the second quarter of 2011.
Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), with North American headquarters in Chicago, has announced that its Nashville, Tenn., and West Chicago facilities have achieved Responsible Recycling Practices for Electronics Recyclers (R2) certification. With the announcement, three SRS facilities have been R2 certified.
According to SRS, the standard is supported by OEMs, the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Inc. (ISRI), the Information Technology Industry Council, public interest groups, the U.S. Environmental Protection Association and a number of state and local governments. The standard includes requirements for environmental, worker health and safety and security practices.
“We are very pleased to now have three facilities in North America registered to the R2 Standard and we intend to have all of our North American sites certified to the R2 Standard by the end of the second quarter,” says Steve Skurnac, president of SRS North America. “This set of requirements represents our commitment to the environment and to the safety of our employees. As the largest electronics recycler to receive this certification, we hope to set the standard for other recyclers in the industry.”
SRS has 39 sites throughout the world. In North America, the company operates 13 sites in Arizona, California, Florida, Illinois, Nevada, New Jersey, Ontario, South Carolina and Tennessee.