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Umicore and SimsMM make ‘green’ top 100

Belgium – Belgian recycler Umicore has been heralded as the most sustainable company by Canadian media, research and financial products company Corporate Knights. Announcing its top 100 ‘€˜green’€™ businesses at the 2013 World Economic Forum in Switzerland, it also confirmed that Sims Metal Management (SimsMM) ranked 15th on its list.

Umicore was recognised for its ‘€˜top-to-bottom transformation’€™ from traditional mining company into innovative technology firm that ‘€˜operates at the frontier of metallurgy, chemistry and materials science’€™. Corporate Knights also praises the precious and specialty metals refining, recycling and recovery operation at Hoboken which spans 116 hectares. Delighted to be hailed as the company ‘€˜leading the world in clean capitalism’€™, Umicore’€™s Chief Executive Marc Grynberg states: ‘€˜Sustainability has been and remains an all-pervasive driver of our strategy and day-to-day actions. We don’€™t see sustainability as an add-on. It’€™s really a part of everything we do.’€™ SimsMM has made the Corporate Knights list for the fifth consecutive year. ‘€˜We have remained committed to our mission of doing well by doing good,’€™ remarks CEO Dan Dienst. ‘€˜We believe that business success in the 21st century is predicated on the successful integration of sustainability into every aspect of what we do as a company; from protecting the environment, keeping our people and facilities safe, respecting the communities in which we live and operate, and focusing on energy efficiency.’€™ The entire top 100 can be viewed at: www.corporateknights.com

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