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Jabil Inc.'s Environmental Technologies business unit achieved Responsible Recycling (R2) and Recycling Industry Operating Standard (RIOS) certifications for the company's electronics waste recycling and recovery facility located in Memphis, Tennessee.
"We've seen strong demand from our customers to add an electronics recycling capability that is both transparent and environmentally friendly," said Andy Priestley, Jabil's senior vice president of Global Business Units. "We hope to have additional facilities around the globe certified in 2018."
Jabil currently has over 100 locations on five continents. Jabil's Memphis location also recently achieved AAA certification from the National Association of Information Destruction.
Jabil is a product solutions company providing comprehensive electronics design, production and product management services to global electronics and technology companies. Offering complete product supply chain management from facilities in 29 countries, Jabil provides comprehensive, focused solutions to customers in a broad range of industries. Jabil common stock istraded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol, "JBL". For further info, visit jabil.com.
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