Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS) achieves Responsible Recycling R2:2013 Certification for South Africa site

SRS becomes the first and only R2-certified business in South Africa.

June 14, 2018

Ballito, South Africa  – Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), a leading global provider of electronics recycling and IT asset disposition (ITAD) services, recently became the first and only business in South Africa to achieve the Responsible Recycling (R2:2013) certification at its e-waste (WEEE or e-scrap) recycling site in Ballito, South Africa. This R2 certification is accredited by a third-party certification body and verifies whether companies’ processes are set up with high regard for the environment, as well as employee health and safety.

“Achieving the R2 certification at our Ballito electronic waste recycling site raises the bar for WEEE-treatment companies in South Africa, and shows our commitment to recycling end-of-life electronic equipment in the South African market,” stated Marc Affüpper, director of SRS, EMEA.

Affüpper continued, “As the first organization in this region to hold this certification, this is going to help us further establish a global criteria of operational standards.”

This R2 standard, managed by SERI, an ANSI-accredited 501(c)(3) non-profit standards development organization, provides a common set of processes, safety measures and documentation for recycling companies. R2-certified vendors manage the repair, disassembly and recycling of end-of-life electronics so customers can have confidence that processes are:

“This is wonderful news,” adds John Lingelbach, executive director of SERI, “the SRS facility in Ballito, with its R2 certification, is the leader on the African continent for responsible recycling of electronics.”

SRS in South Africa is also accredited for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification programs. These certifications allow SRS Ballito to highlight its values to customers, employees, the community and the public.

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.