Sims Recycling qualifies for three ISO standards

Certifications achieved for quality , environment and health and safety management

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Sims Recycling qualifies for three ISO standards Attaining three ISO standards in one year is a significant achievement fro Sims, says Hughes.
By  Mark Sutton Published  July 16, 2013

Sims Recycling Solutions FZE has achieved three different ISO certifications in its first year of operations.

The IT end of lifecycle management specialist has attained the ISO 9001:2008 standard, related to core quality management systems; the ISO 140001:2004, which covers Environmental Management Systems and Processes, and forms the core of the company's Global E-Waste Certification process, and the ISO 18001:2007 Certification that covers Occupational Health and Safety Management Systems and Processes.

Philip Hughes, managing director SRS FZE, said, "Gaining one level of ISO Certification in its first year of operations is a significant achievement for any company, but to achieve full certification in three separate areas is an outstanding effort by our operations team especially as this relates directly to the provision of environmental processing of waste electrical & electronic equipment which is such a new field in this region."

"Whilst we have been visibly active in the marketplace discussing electronic waste and recycling solutions, behind the scenes we have had a hard working team of dedicated managers and engineers designing and implementing the processes and systems that are needed to back up that market offering."

To implement the processes and systems and achieve the certifications, SRS FZE took a little over 12 months to design the factory including hundreds of hours of liaison with the SRS teams in Europe, to ensure that the processes implemented met the exacting standards of the relevant Jebel Ali, Dubai and UAE Authorities.

"The hours of training, and the impact of these needs on every aspect of our company "DNA" has been as critical for us as any outward facing business growth," added Hughes. "The key task for the team at SRS now is to take this hard work and educate the market why they need to introduce their own compliant solutions for End of Life Management."

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