Sims Recycling Solutions’ US facilities achieve ISO 9001:2015 standard

Sims Recycling Solutions (SRS), headquartered in West Chicago, Illinois, has earned ISO 9001:2015 certification at all U.S. sites.

The ISO 9001 standard outlines a set of requirements for organizations to maintain their quality management systems. Every five years all ISO standards are reviewed to determine if a revision is required. This most recent revision includes improvements to the structure to make it easier to use in conjunction with other management system standards. The 2015 version also holds a new concept that focuses on risk-based thinking and preventing undesirable outcomes, SRS says.

“As a service focused on managing the destruction of some of our clients’ most sensitive data, we take our system and processes very seriously, so we were pleased to learn the new ISO 9001 standard added a new concept of risk-based thinking,” says Steve Skurnac, SRS president. “We are proud to be one of the first organizations in the industry to achieve this new version of the standard and will continue to search for opportunities for continuous improvement.”

SRS says ISO 9001:2015 certification is the one of the steps it is taking to improve the company’s data destruction and secure information management activities.