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Safety, Health, Environment, Community and Sustainability: Our Commitment

Safety is a Core Corporate Value at Sims

At Sims Metal Management, sustainability is at the core of who we are and what we do. We aim to be the world’s safest and most responsible recycling company by striving to create a zero harm workplace for our employees, being an exemplary member of the communities in which we operate, and being responsible stewards of the environment. We believe excellence in Safety, Health, Environment, Community and Sustainability (SHECS) practices is vital to the wellbeing of our people and essential to all aspects of our global business. By doing these things well, we will earn the respect and trust of our stakeholders and create sustained growth and profitability in an increasingly resource-constrained world.

Our Principles:

Strive for Zero Injuries and Incidents

Sims Metal Management believes that all injuries and incidents are preventable. We are committed to a goal of zero injuries. We continuously strive to eliminate injuries and illnesses in the workplace and promote the wellness of our employees, customers, contractors, families and suppliers. We aim to eliminate at-risk behavior through demonstrated leadership and training. In our daily activities, we will embrace “think safe; work safe; home safe.”

Demonstrate Environmental Stewardship

Our core business of recycling expresses our inherent commitment to the environment. We are committed to conducting our business in a manner that continually reduces the impact of our operations, protects the environment, and supports the ecologically sound and sustainable use of resources. We will strive to minimize our carbon emissions through the efficient use of energy, the use of renewable and cleaner forms of energy, where practicable and economically viable. We strive to minimize our waste generation at the source and apply waste minimization strategies to eliminate, reuse and recycle our wastes whenever possible.

Partner with Communities and Stakeholders

We are committed to being a respected, responsible corporate citizen, working constructively with our communities and other stakeholders and engaging in the honest and ethical conduct of our business. We support volunteerism and provide opportunities for employee involvement both at work and in the community. We openly communicate our stewardship performance, and we encourage partnerships with local organizations, academia, government and other interested stakeholders.


SimsMMway SHECSQS Booklet

safety manualDownload this fourteen-page booklet which provides a high-level overview of our SimsMMway policy and framework.












Safety Video

View the video that all visitors watch prior to entering one of our world-class processing facilities. At Sims, the safety of employees, contractors and visitors is always a top concern. 
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