TORONTO, Feb. 26 /CNW/ - Sims Recycling Solutions Canada has successfully become the first electronics recycling company in Canada registered to the international standard OHSAS 18001. OHSAS 18001 is an occupational health and safety management system enabling organizations to control and continuously improve its occupational health and safety risks.
"We are very pleased to become the first Canadian electronics recycling company registered to the OHSAS 18001 standard, recognizing our commitment the safest WEEE recycling practices" said Cindy Coutts, President of Sims Recycling Solutions Canada. "This registration helps Sims Recycling Solutions meet industry's growing need to work with recyclers who have systems in place to reduce workplace injury. With this registration, Sims Recycling Solutions Canada continues to lead the electronics recycling industry. Over the last 5 years alone, Sims Recycling Solutions has recycled 80 million pounds of electronic scrap in Ontario to some of the highest global standards."
"Our registration to OHSAS stems from our collective responsibility of making sure that all of our employees, customers, contractors and visitors leave our facility safely at the end of each day" stated Brandi Bell-Tanninen, SHEC Manager Sims Recycling Solutions Canada.
Sims Recycling Solutions' commitment to safety in addition to the environmentally sound recycling of end-of-life electronics is demonstrated through cost effective recycling solutions that focus on industry leading recycling standards. These standards include maximizing recycling rates of the raw materials contained in electronic waste, downstream accountability, tracking, monitoring and measurement. Sims Recycling Solutions has committed to registering all its global facilities to the OHSAS 18001 standard by the end of 2010.
To become registered to the OHSAS 18000 system, companies must be audited by an accredited auditing company and demonstrate compliance to complete risk assessments of operations and identify all possible risks hazards associated with each job function
About Sims Recycling Solutions Canada
Sims Recycling Solutions Canada is part of Sims Recycling Solutions, the world's largest electronics recycler with No. 1 market positions in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, North America, Australia and Asia. Sims Recycling Solutions is a subsidiary of Sims Metal Management, a $8 billion (Australian) publicly-traded company that is the world's largest metals recycler with No. 1 or No. 2 market positions in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, the US and Canada. www.ca.simsrecycling.com
Sims Metal Management has been named as one of the Global 100 most Sustainable Corporations in the World at the both the 2009 and 2010 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland
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For further information: For further information: Cindy Coutts, President, (905) 874-6835