A cleaner breed of metals refiner

At Sipi's Chicago facility for precious metals refining and copper alloy production, plant operations are constantly monitored to meet or exceed stringent government regulations. We are ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified and pass dozens of audits annually. Our operations are inspected regularly and fully licensed by local, state and Federal authorities.

Air: Sipi's precious metals refining and copper alloy facility upholds standards of the U.S. Clean Air Act. Emissions from manufacturing operations are controlled by state-of-the-art technology including dust collectors, cyclones, and afterburners. Sipi holds a Federally Enforceable State Operating Permit (FESOP) issued under Title V of the Clean Air Act.

Waste: Our precious metals refining and copper alloy facility holds a life-of-site operating permit from the State of Illinois EPA allowing for the treatment, storage, and transferring of regulated precious metal secondary materials. As a precious metals reclamation company, Sipi is subject to limited requirements of 40CFR 266.70. Permits available upon request.

Water/storm water: Sipi precious metals refining and copper alloy processes do not discharge regulated wastewater and are not subject to pretreatment standards.

CHWMEG audits: Sipi's metals operations have successfully completed hundreds of audits including the prestigious CHWMEG third party review program. For information about CHWMEG, please see www.chwmeg.org.

IPMI: Sipi has been a member of the International Precious Metals Institute (IPMI) Environmental Regulatory Affairs Committee since its inception in 1985.

Chicago DOE: Sipi's metals operations have been recognized by the City of Chicago Department of Environment for our participation in their energy efficiency and waste reduction management programs.

 NWBOC WBE-certified: As woman-owned business, Sipi is proud to be certified as WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) by the National Woman Business Owners Corporation. NWBOC WBE Certified Logo

Meeting the compliance challenge of IT asset disposition

As a trusted service partner to businesses in technology, financial services, healthcare and other data-sensitive fields, Sipi Asset Recovery upholds the strictest standards for environmental compliance while also protecting the physical and data security of assets. Key certifications include R2, e-Stewards and ISO 14001/ 9001.

R2 Certification