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Sims Recycling Solutions Gains ADISA Accreditation with Distinction for European and APAC Sites

Industry body ADISA passes Sims Recycling Solutions Audits

Across the Globe for IT Asset Disposition Services.

Apr 27, 2016


United Kingdom, Sims Recycling Solutions, the global leader in Secure IT Asset Disposition and Electronics Recycling Services, has been awarded by ADISA Certification at Distinction Level against their ITAD Standard at sites across Europe and Asia.

ADISA, the Asset Disposal & Information Security Alliance, is the leading accreditation body for IT Asset Disposition Industry. The ADISA standard has the primary objective of measuring a service providers’ capability for providing secure asset recovery and data sanitization services to businesses.

Sims Recycling Solutions announced this week that facilities in the Czech Republic, Germany, India, Netherlands, Poland, Singapore and Sweden join the United Kingdom sites as ADISA accredited locations.

These accreditations form part of the Sims Recycling Solutions Development Roadmap working towards adopting a consistent standard of high level accreditations for all sites worldwide. The IT Asset Disposition (ITAD) services offered by Sims Recycling Solutions allow organizations to manage their end of life mobile devices and IT equipment with the reassurance that their data is securely destroyed. With a roadmap to achieve the highest level of accreditations, Sims Recycling Solutions is leading the way as a consistently accredited ITAD service provider at sites across the globe. These efforts signal our leadership in providing a consistent level of service quality and operational excellence, while demonstrating compliance to our customers and suppliers.

ADISA founder Steve Mellings said, “One of the hardest things within this sector is creating a consistent service delivery mechanism across multiple sites and multiple regions. The audits conducted at Sims sites have shown that the EMEA and APAC teams have succeeded in standardising their approach to ITAD, creating a high-quality, consistent and secure delivery mechanism across all locations”.

“Achieving the highest level of ADISA certification is a great demonstration of the efforts made to ensure that we meet top level standards within our industry,” confirmed Steve Skurnac, president of Sims Recycling Solutions. “It is great news for us and our customers, and further evidence of Sims’ commitment and dedication to ensure we continue to provide 'best in class' full service IT and electronics recycling services across the globe”.

The accreditations follow an impressive year for Sims Recycling Solutions during which it has undergone significant development including several notable service enhancements, product innovations and market-leading accreditations. In October Sims Recycling Solutions was awarded “Secure Data Erasure Company of the Year” in the Computing Security Awards, and in March were “Recycling Provider” winners at the Mobile News Awards.

Recognized as a Leader by top industry analyst firm Gartner’s 2015 ITAD Magic Quadrant, Sims Recycling Solutions offers sustainable global solutions for its client’s ITAD that meet their environmental, data protection and legal compliance needs. Its solutions, which include onsite mobile data destruction, secure data sanitization, value recovery through redeployment and remarketing as well as market leading mechanical recycling and materials recovery are delivered to clients at local, regional and global levels.

About Sims Recycling Solutions

Sims Recycling Solutions ( is the global leader in electronics reuse and recycling. We have over 20 years’ experience in comprehensive IT asset disposition and mobile device refurbishment services either directly or through acquired businesses.  Sims provides disposition services for all types of retired electronic equipment to local, national and global customers in every business sector including data centres, healthcare, financial service and technical organizations.

As a part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world’s leading publicly listed metal and electronics recycler, Sims Recycling Solutions has the global reach, expertise, and infrastructure necessary to ensure to our customers that all electronic devices are processed in a secure and environmentally responsible manner.

Sims international footprint of operations across 21 countries, enable us to offer a global scope of services on myriad local fronts.


Launched in 2010, the ADISA Industry Standards for companies who participate in IT asset recovery now extends into the world of leasing, logistics and repair centres, as well as the well-established IT Asset Disposal Standard. The ADISA Standard is recognised by DIPCOG, which is a CESG and Ministry of Defence committee as being an industry Standard of Merit. The ADISA Certification gives clients reassurance that their ITAD partner operates to the highest industry standards, reflecting current best practice for handling data carrying assets. (

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