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Joseph Cody Presented with ISRI’s Safe Driver of the Year Award

Sims Metal Management driver has logged 44 years of safe driving 

(Las Vegas, NV) –At the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries (ISRI) 2018 Convention and Exposition, Joseph Cody of Sims Metal Management was presented today with ISRI’s Safe Driver of the Year Award for completing 44 verifiable years of safe driving.

“Joseph Cody has clearly demonstrated a strong commitment to safety,” said Commodor Hall, transportation safety director for ISRI. “His track record of safe driving shows his concern for those around him including other drivers on the road, and coworkers and customers at his facility. With safety at the top his mind, Cody is a true example of a safe driver.”

Cody is a third generation Sims Metal Management employee. His father was an account manager and his grandfather was a crane operator at the same location that he has worked at for 44 years in Sacramento, California. In his personal time, Joe loves riding motorcycles and camping.

“We at Sims Metal Management congratulate our long-time driver, Joseph Cody, for this prestigious award,” says Vispi Patel, General Manager of the West Region of Sims Metal Management.  “Joseph exemplifies our commitment to safety.  We are honored both by Joseph’s commitment to safety, demonstrated by his vigilance both on and off the road, and by his commitment to the company.   Joseph not only is exemplary by his record of safe driving but also by his willingness to share what he has learned with others in his 44 years with the company.”

ISRI’s Safe Driver of the Year Award, now in its sixth year, recognizes outstanding drivers who have driven a commercial vehicle for at least 20 years without incurring a preventable accident. The award is based on the following mandatory criteria: 

  • Nominations may be submitted by ISRI members in good standing.
  • Nominees must be full-time employees whose primary responsibility is to operate a commercial motor vehicle.
  • Nominees must be current employees of the nominating member company, and must be employed for at least 1 year (12 consecutive months).
  • Nominations must be made by someone familiar with the nominee’s work history, such as manager, safety director, etc.
  • No more than 3 drivers may be nominated from the same member company.
  • Nominees must meet the minimum requirement of 10 years of verifiable employment as a commercial motor vehicle technician.

Other criteria taken into account are the driver’s contribution to highway safety (driver trainer), letters of appreciation, deeds of heroism on or off the job, and civic and fraternal organizations.

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About ISRI

The Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI) is the "Voice of the Recycling Industry™." ISRI represents more than 1,300 companies in 21 chapters in the U.S. and more than 40 countries that process, broker, and consume scrap commodities, including metals, paper, plastics, glass, rubber, electronics, and textiles. With headquarters in Washington, DC, the Institute provides education, advocacy, safety and compliance training, and promotes public awareness of the vital role recycling plays in the U.S. economy, global trade, the environment and sustainable development. Generating nearly $117 billion annually in U.S. economic activity, the scrap recycling industry provides nearly half a million Americans with good jobs.

About Sims Metal Management
Sims Metal Management is one of the world’s largest metal and electronics recyclers with over 250 facilities, operations in 18 countries, and more than 4,800 employees globally. The Company’s ordinary shares are listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX: SGM) and its American Depositary Shares are quoted on the Over-the-Counter market in the United States (USOTC: SMSMY). Please visit our website (www.simsmm.com) for more information on the Company and recent developments.

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