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Metal recycler named in top 100 sustainable firms

Sims Metal Management, the largest metal recycler in the world, has been named one of the global top 100 most sustainable corporations for the fourth year.

The company came in at number 11, up 52 places from 2011. The list, compiled by the sustainable business research publication Corporate Knights, was announced at the Davos World Economic Forum.

The Global 100 rankings identify companies that “demonstrate superior leadership and performance on a range of environmental, social and governance policies”.

Pernnon Group, the parent company of Viridor, also made the list at number 82.

Sims group CEO Dan Dienst commented said: ” We are humbled to have moved up to number 11 on the list from number 63 and would not have been possible without the hard work of our 6,500 employees across 23 countries, five continents and 260 locations.

“Whether or not you believe climate change is a man-made phenomenon or just a natural ebb and flow of our planet’s climate, Sims Metal Management is one company that has a noticeable positive impact on the environment and, by extension, a positive impact on the forces that influence climate change.

“Sims Metal Management is part of the solution to protect the planet, and our men and women around the world are on the front lines, dedicated to the mission of doing well by doing good.”

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