Metal recycler Sims Limited (Sims) has announced that the company made Newsweek’s list of America’s Most Responsible Companies for the second year in a row. The list highlights companies that are leaders in environmental, social, and corporate governance (ESG) practices.
In partnership with Statista, Newsweek evaluated the top 2,000 U.S.-based public companies by revenue on key corporate responsibility indicators including environmental stewardship; workforce and leadership diversity; community impact; disclosure and transparency; and economic performance, among other factors. Statista also conducted a survey of more than 11,000 people on how these efforts were perceived.
“We are proud to be recognized among America’s top companies as a corporate responsibility and ESG leader,” said Alistair Field, group chief executive officer and managing director of Sims Limited. “We are committed to operating in a way that is best in class – extending to our environmental stewardship, respect of laws and human rights, and positive engagement in our communities. This will help us to achieve our purpose: create a world without waste to preserve our planet.”
Over the past year, Sims made various commitments in its corporate sustainability program including committing to become carbon neutral by 2030 and to use 100% renewable electricity across all operations by 2025. Earlier this year, Sims was ranked 11th on Corporate Knight’s Global 100 List of the most sustainable companies in the world. In 2021, Sims became a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact, a corporate leadership platform that focuses on aligning strategy and operations with achieving societal benefits. Sims responded to the crisis in Ukraine by making a $200,000 (AUD) donation to UNICEF Australia to provide humanitarian relief.
“Sims Limited’s businesses enable a sustainable future,” Field adds. “Metal products made with recycled materials are lower in embodied emissions and are a key building block for technologies, including electric vehicles and renewable energy infrastructure that are essential to realizing a sustainable, low-carbon economy.”
The company’s annual Sustainability Report shares more about how Sims continues to strengthen its practices to deliver social, environmental, and economic value.