Sustainability is at the core of our business; it is a path for us to achieve our purpose: create a world without waste to preserve our planet. For more than 100 years, Sims Limited has been at the center of the circular economy by recovering and recycling products and materials to generate maximum value and minimise waste.

At Sims Limited, we put health and safety first, we respect human rights, and we support the communities that we are a part of. We believe in environmental responsibility and the importance of addressing the shared global challenge of climate change. Sustainability is more than just what we do; it’s who we are.

Each year, Sims Limited helps divert millions of tonnes of secondary materials from landfills.  These discarded materials are sorted and then refurbished, parts harvested, or recycled to make new products.  Sims Limited’s business divisions are engines of the circular, low-carbon economy.

By helping millions of tonnes of materials have a second life, Sims Limited is directly reducing the need to extract raw materials from the Earth – avoiding environmental loss and damage and reducing the carbon emissions associated with extraction, transport and production of new materials. At Sims Limited, we are investing in innovative technologies that will help us grow our sustainable impact – and in the capability and capacity of our people and value chain partners. Together, we will enable low-carbon growth on the journey to achieve our purpose.

We Enable the Circular Economy

Sims Sustainability Highlights

At Sims Limited, our purpose-led strategy enables us to create value by providing a pathway to decarbonisation and circularity.

Living Our Purpose

Global sustainability case studies

Constituent of the FTSE4Good index in 2023

Recognized as a 2023 Climate Leader by the Financial Times.

Ranked 1st in the 2024 Global 100 list of most sustainable companies, ranked for the 10th time.

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Awarded the inaugural Terra Carta Seal in 2021 for our commitment to the creation of sustainable markets.

Received maximum AAA rating.

Ranked #6 in Sustainability Magazine Top 100 companies in sustainability.

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Included in Newsweek’s list of the Most Responsible companies in America for the third year in a row.

Recognised by CDP for Climate Change leadership with score of A-.

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Included on the Dow Jones Sustainability (DJSI) Australia index in 2022.