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

FY22 Performance Highlights

  • Lowest injury rate ever
  • Accelerated climate action targets
  • 37% renewable energy
  • 2.7M cloud units repurposed
  • 8.1M tonnes secondary metal recycled
  • Gender equal board

Recognized as a 2022 Climate Leader by the Financial Times.

Ranked 11th in the Global 100 list of most sustainable companies, ranked for the 8th time.

terra carta seal

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

Featured on America’s Most Responsible Companies for the second time

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Our purpose and commitments to environmental, social and governance (ESG) best practices guide our strategy. We measure, and report on, our performance and material topics in alignment with leading global ESG assessments, frameworks and standards.