SMM Named to Global Top 100 Sustainable List

Scrap metal recycler makes the list for the fifth straight year.

January 29, 2013
Recycling Today Staff

Sims Metal Management (SMM) has been named by Corporate Knights as one of the Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations for the fifth consecutive year. The full list was announced at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

According to a release, Sims Metal Management ranked No. 15 on the worldwide rankings. The Global 100 ranking (click here to view the full list) recognizes companies that consistently demonstrate superior leadership and performance on a range of environmental, social and governance policies relative to their industry peers. Companies on the list are considered better equipped than their competitors to thrive and succeed in the long-term due to the sustainable and fully integrated approach used to manage their businesses.

In a release, Dan Dienst, SMM’s CEO, says, “It is a great honor to be included for the fifth year on the Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list. This would not have been possible if not for the contributions of our 6,600 hardworking people at our 270 facilities across the globe. We have remained committed to our mission of doing well by doing good. We do not believe the two are mutually exclusive. Instead, we believe that business success in the 21st century is predicated on the successful integration of sustainability into every aspect of what we do as a company, from protecting the environment, keeping our people and facilities safe, respecting the communities in which we live and operate, and focusing on energy efficiency. All of these initiatives have a direct relationship on the creation of value for our shareholders.”

Criteria used in compiling the Global Top 100 Most Sustainable Corporations list include ethical and responsible decision-making, recognizing the interests of stakeholders, respecting the rights of shareholders, and communication with customers, investors, regulators and policymakers. Taken together, the Corporate Knights ranking determines the company’s position as a leading sustainable enterprise in the world, both environmentally and from a stakeholder perspective.