Integrated Recycling Industries (IRI) was established in the Philippines as a trading office in 1993. Materials purchased were exported for processing abroad.
In December 2000, IRI was incorporated as a new Philippine corporation. The incorporation saw the dynamic fusion of foreign financial and technological resources and Filipino talent. Henceforth, IRI went full speed ahead in working towards becoming a world-class and leading recycling and reclamation facility. In January 2001, IRI obtained its Philippine Economic Zone Authority (PEZA) registration.
IRI realized the difficulties inherent in exporting scrap materials, specifically those which are hazardous in nature, from the Philippines to other countries. Due to this and in compliance with the Basel Convention and other international protocol, IRI decided to put up a central treating facility where it is required the most-close to the major center of the Philippines'semiconductor and electronic industries.
On January 2002, soon after the completion of its Building A which houses the offices and crushing facilities, IRI started commercial operations, servicing the waste disposal requirements of multinational companies, e.g. Intel Philippines Mfg. Co., Philips Semiconductor, Amkor Technologies, Inc.; Integrated Microelectronics, Inc.
It became the first and only company in the Philippines specializing in the recycling and reclamation of non-ferrous and precious metals from electronic production rejects, computer parts and telecommunication equipment. It is also engaged in the trading of nonferrous and precious metals, as well as recycled plastic materials.
On February 2002, IRI became a member of the Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI). In the meantime, expansion efforts continued and in June 2002, ground breaking was held for the construction of two additional buildings. These were built for the treatment of hazardous materials, metal recovery, and additional warehouse space.
Two significant certifications were acquired that same year. In August 2002, IRI was awarded ISO 14001:1996 certification; and in October 2002, ISO 9001:2000 certification.
As early as its first year, operations were profitable exceeding break-even expectations. From January 2002 to January 2003, IRI's number of customers increased from less than 20 to more than 40.
January 2003 marked the completion of Buildings 2 and 3 and in October 2004. IRI's Metal Recovery System was completed, making IRI a fully-integrated recycling company – a total environmental company.
IRI complies with all existing environmental laws and regulations. It carries the permits and licenses required by government to ensure environmental protection:
- SEC Certificate of Incorporation Registration No. A200017786
- PEZA Certificate of Registration No. 01-017
- LLDA Clearance No. PC – 16-00 – 191
- LLDA Clearance No. PC – 19a-004 – 00431
- Transporter, Storage, and Disposal Registration Certificate DENR ID: TR 04-34-007
- Transporter Registration Certificate DENR ID: TP 04-34-0022
- DENR Permit to Operate No. 2005-POA-0434-320
- DENR Permit to Operate No. 2004-POA-0434-320
- Environmental Clearance Certificate No. ECC-4A-2004-0346-3909
- Environmental Clearance Certificate No. ECC-4A-2004-0492-3909
- Environmental Compliance Certificate No. ECC-4A-2002-414-120
- Environmental Clearance Certificate No. 4A2000-10-06-649-120
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It conforms to world class standards of excellence and has the following certifications to show for it:
- ISO 9001:2000 for quality management system
- ISO 14001:2004 for environmental management system
- OHSAS 18001:2007 for occupational health and safety management system
It also involves itself in industry initiatives through memberships in the following:
- Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries, Inc. (ISRI)
- Semiconductor and Electronics Industries in the Philippines, Inc. (SEIPI)
To be the leading facility for the management and disposal, under a world class quality system, of industrial solid wastes with initial focus on scrap and reject materials from the electronics and semiconductor industry, employing highly-trained Filipino talent, and complying with international and local environmental laws and regulations.
Integrated Recycling Industries Phils., Inc. (IRI) is committed to having environmentally sensitive and responsible processes in the reclamation of precious and non-ferrous metals, recycling of metals and plastic and treatment of waste of its clients' scrap, reject and excess materials. It is committed to assisting its customers on their waste disposal requirements especially in areas that impact the environment. It will work closely with its customers and the community to meet environmental expectations. It is committed to improving its cost and cost efficiencies as well as its customers' by reducing, reusing, and recycling materials. It commits to comply with all existing environmental laws and regulations, and adapt to future legislation and regulations by being continuously updated on these. Furthermore, this policy establishes the framework for setting and reviewing environmental objectives and targets with the intent of preventing pollution, protecting the environment, ensuring the safety of its employees and the community, and continually improving environmental performance for present and future generations.
The officers, management, staff, and employees of IRI are committed to promoting a safe and accident-free workplace. The company shall implement procedures and guidelines that will help in preventing injuries to its employees, partners, customers, suppliers, contractors and the community where it operates. It shall exert efforts to prevent accidents that will cause any injuries to its workers. All aspects of our operations shall adhere to our identified environment, safety and health procedures. We are responsible for our own actions when it comes to our safety and the safety of our co-workers.
To achieve total customer satisfaction by providing quality, responsible and prompt scrap disposal services. It is Integrated Recycling Industries Philippines Inc.'s commitment to ensure trust, integrity and transparency through dedicated, knowledgeable and competent workforce.