Protecting the environment

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Sims Metal Management is one of the greenest companies in the world.


We were named to the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World list at the 2012 World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland for the fourth year in a row, moving up 52 spots in the rankings to number 11. In fiscal 2011, our carbon footprint was 307,337 tonnes, a reduction of 2% on our fiscal year 2010, and roughly 2% of the 14.7 million tonnes of carbon emissions saved by using just the steel product that we recycle. In addition, Sims Metal Management has had a comprehensive environmental audit programme in place since 1991. Our internally developed intranet-based audit system has been widely recognised as being 'beyond best practice,' and allows our environmental progress to be tracked continuously.