Quality Assurance & Compliance

Our commitment to environmental and regulatory standards.

At Sipi, doing the right thing is not just good business; it’s central to our purpose and value as a company. Our customers and communities require that every environmental and regulatory aspect is covered completely, accurately and with care—and we take this responsibility seriously.

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, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025 certified and pass dozens of audits annually. Our operations are inspected regularly and fully licensed by local, state and Federal authorities.





EPA Compliance

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.

Achievements and outreach

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.


IS0 9001

  • Improved quality and service
  • Delivery on time
  • Right first time attitude
  • Fewer returned products and complaints
  • Independent audit demonstrates commitment to quality

View our certificates: Elk Grove Village, IL – ISO 9001;  Hayward, CA –  ISO 9001,

ISO 14001

  • Reduction in waste and consumption of resources and operating costs
  • Reduce trade barriers
  • Allocate time and resources more effectively and increase overall efficiency
  • Put the environment at the center of corporate culture
  • Lower your environmental liability, consistently adhere to regulation by improving environmental policies and objectives
  • Keep up to date with the company’s environmental impact
  • Add value and support to those in your company’s supply chain that you support them in their own environmental policies

View our certificates: Elk Grove Village, IL – ISO 14001; Hayward, CA – ISO 14001

ISO 17025

  • Standardized internal procedures
  • Improved accuracy and precision of assays
  • Increased technical ability and competence of chemists in the laboratory
  • Improved turnaround time by decreasing the need for repeat analyses
  • Material analyzed to the highest standard following international best practices
  • Results are accurate to less than 0.3 relative percent

View our certificate: ISO 17025:2017



What does this mean for you?

  • Reduced cargo crime compared to the rest of the industry.
  • Requirements established by security professionals within the high value, high risk product sector.
  • Requirements that address the nature by which goods are handled, warehoused and transported as they move throughout the world.
  • Specific minimum acceptable security standards for assets traveling throughout the supply chain and the methods to be used in maintaining those standards.
  • Outlined processes and specifications for companies to attain TAPA certification for their facilities and transit operations.

Sipi is certified at 1720 N. Elston, Ave., Chicago, IL

View our certificates:  TAPA 2018 – 2021



What does this mean for you?

  • Data Security
  • Environmental Justice
  • Conformity to Highest E-waste Recycling Standard – conforms with evolving international e-waste laws
  • Social Justice
  • Brand Support
  • Reduce Costs / Increase Revenue

Sipi Asset Recovery is certified in IL and CA.

View our certificates: Elk Grove Village, IL, Hayward, CA

R2 CERTIFIED (Elk Grove Village, IL and Hayward, CA)

  • Compliance with all international laws and legal requirements
  • More reuse opportunity for devices and parts
  • No landfilling.  Maximum recovery of value
  • Protection for your confidential data
  • Protection for your bottom line
  • Globally accepted e-cycling standard
  • Support for responsible and legal trade partnerships that promote reuse, training and technology sharing

Sipi Asset Recovery is certified in IL and CA.

OHSAS 18001

  • Controls are put in place for the Health and Safety of the workforce and visitors to our processing facilities.
  • Risks have been identified and assessed to determine a score of severity.
  • Controls have been put in place to continually manage reducing the scores.
  • Employees are continually trained on work safety and emergency procedures.

Sipi Asset Recovery is certified in IL and CA.

View our certificates: Elk Grove Village, IL – OHSAS 18001, Hayward, CA – OHSAS 18001



Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) is a set of security standards designed to ensure that ALL companies that accept, process, store or transmit credit card information maintain a secure environment.

What does this mean for you?

  • IT Assets containing sensitive payment card data are handled securely
  • PCI DSS certifications are unique among ITAD vendors, demonstrating the company’s commitment to exceeding industry standards.
  • Sipi has been attested through an audit of internal controls and processes related to handling data on retired IT devices.

View our certificate:  PCI-DSS Attestation.


Sets the standard for protected health information (PHI). Any company that deals with PHI must ensure that all the required physical, network, and process security measures are in place and followed.

  • Sipi Asset Recovery has done the work to satisfy the elements of the Security Rule.
  • We have policies and procedures in place to address Administrative safeguards, Physical safeguards and Technical Safeguards.
  • We are knowledgeable in HIPAA as it applies to IT asset disposition
  • We document everything!
  • We have created an ongoing training program
  • We have created a culture of compliance within our business
  • HIPAA is a continual process, a way of conducting business with those who are also bound by HIPAA compliance

Sipi Asset Recovery has an annual review and audit. View our certificates:  HIPAA Attestation.


  • Possible Tax Incentives
  • Opens new sources of revenue Opportunities
  • Diversifies your suppliers to provide multiple procurement channels for goods and services
  • Promotes innovation and creativity
  • Shows your company’s interest in working in diverse markets

View our certificates:  Women Owned Business