Sims Recycling Solutions expands number of facilities with Information Security Management certification

Electronics recycling and information technology asset disposition (ITAD) company Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), headquartered in West Chicago, Illinois, has achieved ISO 27001:2013 certification at its Roseville, California, and West Chicago plants.

ISO 27001 is a standard that defines an organization’s commitment to information security. An information security management system is a systematic approach to managing sensitive company information so it remains secure, SRS says. The company is managing sensitive information in the form of data-bearing devices from its clients.

SRS says as of Oct. 23 it is ISO 27001 certified in the Czech Republic, Germany, Netherlands, Poland and the United Kingdom. “Adding two U.S. ISO 27001 certifications to the 121 total standards and certificates SRS holds around the world is representative of SRS’ efforts in companywide integrity, transparency and consistency in operative standards and controls,” the company says in a news release.

“We already had strong information security controls in place,” says Sean Magann, global vice president of sales and marketing for SRS. “This certification serves as a strong indicator that our overall security standards and processes are effective and will remain effective. We chose ISO 27001 specifically because it has a robust framework to monitor, track and measure data security, which is important to us as well as our clients.”