SRS becomes the first and only R2-certified business in South Africa
BALLITO, South Africa, June 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- 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:
- Protective of the health and safety of workers and the public,
- Environmentally responsible, and
- Data secure.
"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) serves local, national and global clients across a range of industries, to securely and responsibly recycle and manage the disposition of IT equipment and electronic products. 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.
SRS' network of wholly-owned facilities paired with select subcontractors creates a systematic approach with the global reach, expertise and infrastructure necessary to provide a complete solution for e-waste disposition, anywhere in the world. As a part of Sims Metal Management Limited, the world's leading publicly listed metals and electronics recycler we have a goal to be "the world's best, safest and most responsible recycling company". For more information please visit, www.simsrecycling.com.
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