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Global recycling company Sims Limited, in a blog post published in June, says it is working to increase the number of women it employs from the current 21% to 25%.
In the published essay, titled “Three Ways Sims Limited Is Committed to Sustainability,” the company cites its efforts in the safe recycling of electronics and automatic shredder waste (ASR) treatment as two such ways. , and adds “closing the gender gap” as a third.
“A diverse team improves the quality of decision-making,” the company wrote in part, adding that “diversity in the workplace can increase customer insight and innovation in an increasingly global world” .
Sims says his goal is to have women making up 25 percent of his workforce globally. “So far, our actions have resulted in an increase in the company’s female representation from 19.5% to 21% over the previous year,” the company writes. “The hard work must continue and Sims is committed to making sure that the hiring is fair, that employees feel welcome and that the pay is equal.
The company adds in its blog post: “Companies in the top quartile for gender diversity are 21% more likely to enjoy above-average profitability, and those in the top quartile for ethnic diversity are 33% more likely to benefit, ”citing a tip for those numbers.
Sims Limited also points out that its Australia-based ASR-to-syngas project has a sustainability goal “of turning over a million tonnes of ASR, the material left over after metals recycling, into new products every year. useful by 2030 ”.
The third method of sustainability mentioned by Sims relates to how its Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS) business unit “helps leading brand owners and digital data storage providers recycle the cloud by securely managing hardware in their data centers. data. After data center hardware is retired, SLS works with customers to provide advice on how best to handle the equipment. In many cases, servers can be dismantled to recover components that can be reused, [helping] customers are advancing their goals of zero waste and greenhouse gas emissions reductions while reducing costs.
Says Sims Limited of its global operations: “We are in an advantageous position as our business model maintains the resources used for as long as possible, while continuing to make the resources available for future use – the very basis and definition of the circular economy. “