At Sims Limited, we are part of the communities where we operate. As well as through local employment and supply chain inclusion, we support communities through direct charitable giving and employee volunteering. Our community engagement supports people and the planet.
From food kitchens in Chicago to pollinator orchards in Ireland, our people are supporting local communities and the causes that matter to them. We’re also using our capabilities in the circular economy to help communities, using end of life products to generate economic value that is returned to communities.
- $200,000, local support and employee giving to support Ukrainian refugees
- $1.2M spent with Indigenous owned businesses in Australia
- New playground equipment donated to Rocklea school after floods
Our Community Engagement Principles
Sims Limited is committed to being a respected, responsible corporate citizen by working constructively with our communities and other stakeholders in accordance with our Community Engagement Policy.
Courtesy & Respect
Each employee is a representative of Sims Limited, and as such, is accountable for their conduct. Our employees must act
professionally, courteously and respectfully to all fellow employees, suppliers, contractors, visitors and members of the community at all times.
We engage regularly, openly and honestly with the people living in local communities who may be affected by our operations and we take their views and concerns into account in our decision-making.
We engage with stakeholders involved throughout the lifecycle of our products to promote the responsible use and management of those products.
Working Towards Reconciliation
With more than 100 years of history in Australia, we recognise the role our company must take in both telling the truth about the past and building a future of shared, sustainable prosperity between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
In 2021, we formalized our first Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP), Reflect RAP, which outlined the first steps on our reconciliation journey. The RAP is a formal document endorsed by Reconciliation Australia that forms an important part of our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion across our global operations. Since the implementing the Reflect RAP, we have spent more than $1M AUD with Indigenous-owned businesses and administered cultural competency training to more than 80% of our frontline leaders and commercial teams in Australia.
In 2023 we advanced our commitment to reconciliation with the launch of our Innovate RAP. For the next two years, we will be focused on furthering our commitment to forming new, respectful relationships with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and organisations, and creating sustainable opportunities for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in our business and value chain.
Community Impact Case Studies
We’ve been a part of the community since 1917.
Sustainability Download Centre
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.