Sims Lifecycle Services Launches Sustainability Calculator

November 15, 2021

West Chicago, Ill. – Sims Lifecycle Services (SLS), a global leader providing circular solutions for technology, is proud to announced the launch of their new Sustainability Calculator. The calculator provides clients with transparent sustainability reporting allowing them to measure their carbon impact as a means to achieve their carbon reduction goals.

SLS’ Sustainability Calculator is unique to the industry. Past calculators typically only measured the carbon benefit of recycling metals versus landfill while more recent calculators do factor reuse. SLS’ tool calculates the carbon reduction from reuse, redeployment, and recycling using data from units, both whole and components, processed at SLS on behalf of their clients.

For many years SLS has invested in separation technology and innovative reuse and redeployment processes, and this new sustainability calculator enables clients to realize the reduction of carbon from these processes and enables both SLS and the client to identify more opportunities for carbon reduction.

Approaching the development of the Sustainability Calculator, SLS consulted with clients to understand their Scope 3 reporting requirements and incorporated these into the specifications for the tool. The tool not only looks at the CO2e savings of reusing, redeploying and recycling materials but takes transportation into consideration.

“In order to fix any problem, you have to be able to measure it. This Sustainability Calculator allows SLS and our clients to quantify the results of their efforts. It is critical that we have a robust tool to measure our improvements. I am very excited to announce our new Sustainability Calculator and I appreciate the input from clients and our NGO partners,” stated Sean Magann, chief commercial officer for SLS.

Quantification of the reuse impact on both whole units and components was completed with data using a new Lifecycle Analysis (LCA) catalog from a large range of regularly received materials. For the recycling calculations, SLS used analysis from their own material assays.

In research and interviews conducted prior to developing the calculator it was established that many available calculators are based on single geographies and/or broad assumptions about processing locations and transportation and as such, demonstrated the need for a new and more robust tool.

The SLS Sustainability Calculator makes this contribution measurable, allowing clients to align their IT asset disposition (ITAD) program closer to their corporate sustainability goals.

Visit the Sims Lifecycle Services website to learn more about the Sustainability Calculator and other services provided.