Sims Recycling Solutions Assists in Expansion of R2 Certification in Latin America

SERI’s R2 Leadership project successfully certifies three new facilities

Jun 27, 2017

West Chicago, Ill – Sims Recycling Solutions, a leading provider of global IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, has partnered with Sustainable Electronics Recycling International (SERI), DirectTV and Green Eye Partners to assist three electronics recycling sites in Latin America in preparing for their R2 certification audits. Sims Recycling Solutions specifically helped with language translations and internal audits of recycling facilities in preparation for their R2 certification.

“Assisting in the implementation of the R2 certification at these three facilities is very significant, as it is another step forward in expanding and promoting responsible reuse and recycling around the world,” stated Steve Skurnac, President of Sims Recycling Solutions. “As an R2 Leader, we hope to lead by example to promote sustainability and responsible IT asset disposition in all geographies.”

This leadership project has helped educate and support the R2 standard in Latin America. For these sites located in Chile, Ecuador and Colombia, the process of becoming R2 certified required dedication and commitment, but in the long-term will provide increased opportunities.

Sims Recycling Solutions achieved the R2 certification at their sites in Australia (Sydney); India (Chennai); Singapore; United Arab Emirates (Dubai); United States (Chicago, Nashville, Sacramento, Tampa and Tucson) and in the United Kingdom (Stalybridge). Last year Sims Recycling Solutions’ facility operating in the United Arab Emirates earned the distinction of being the first R2 certified facility in the Middle East.

For a full list of certifications and standards please visit our website. More information on the R2 Leaders program can be found at sustainableelectronics.org

About Sims Recycling Solutions

Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) specializes in providing resourceful solutions to manage different streams for retired electronic equipment, components and metals. SRS plays a key role in helping local, national and global companies manage ongoing technology shifts by securely and responsibly recycling electronic products and managing the disposition of IT equipment. SRS works with businesses and major cloud companies to provide periodic decommissioning of older data center equipment, as well as with companies that are closing down their corporate data centers as work moves to the cloud. The IT asset disposition (ITAD) and electronics recycling services offered at SRS ensure clients of data security, brand protection and maximum IT value recovery, while optimizing material reuse and supporting the circular economy. As a responsible corporate citizen, we continuously seek new ways to broaden our participation in the environmental sector. For more information, visit www.simsrecycling.com.