A high-technology and industrialised economy comes at a cost, much at the expense of natural resources and the environment. Recycling, regenerating and reusing resources have become a crucial responsibility for the industry - and finding the right partner is essential. Championing electronic waste recycling since 1997, Jiin Yeeh Ding Enterprise (JYD) has become an important ally of companies that aim to be environmentally sustainable while maximising the value of their e-waste. With a complete and vertically integrated recycling supply chain, JYD specialises in precious metals including gold, silver, palladium and platinum, and general resources such as ferrous and non-ferrous scrap, plastic, paper, glass and single metals. "The keys to our longevity are our continuous innovations and reliable services," says president Johnson Chuang. "JYD has built a competitive advantage in the degree and quality of our vertical integration and our superior techniques in handling recycling through every step of the process." JYD upholds the highest standards, applying the 5S methodology and ensuring that all operations adhere to ISO 9001/14001 and OHSAS 18001 requirements. It is trusted by major industry players, including Taiwan Semiconductor, Unimicron, Foxconn, Chimei, Wistron and Chunghwa Telecom. Expanding its scope to serve a broader customer base, JYD branched out from its headquarters in Hsinchu to subsidiaries in Kaohsiung, Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Tianjin and Hong Kong. "To become an outstanding e-waste recycling company, we intend to replicate our complete recycling chain and vertically integrated operations throughout Taiwan, Hong Kong and the mainland," Chuang says. JYD plans to execute this expansion strategy through alliances and partnerships within and outside Greater China. It forecasts that more than half of its business will be driven by the mainland and the rest of Asia in the next two years. "We target to be the region's leader in the e-waste business and exceed HK$2.57 billion in annual sales in the next five years," Chuang says.