Mission and vision: Working towards the circular economy
Raw materials and energy together form the basis for our prosperity. However, people are currently using many more raw materials than the earth can produce. If we want to be able to leave future generations with a planet where they can still live well, we really ought to take more care over how we use our resources. Indaver has long been aware that a sustainable world is possible only if we also manage our waste carefully. We play a key role in the realisation of the circular economy because we understand that waste is a rich resource that can replace primary raw materials if handled wisely. We manage and treat industrial and household waste in specialist facilities for a varied client base, from industrial multinationals and waste collectors to local and regional government authorities throughout Europe. We create value from waste through the recovery of high-grade materials and sustainable energy. We prevent harmful substances from ending up in the materials chain or food chain. We work hard for the safe, low-carbon and energy-efficient closure of materials loops. This is the only way to ensure that prosperity and well-being are truly sustainable.
Core values: guide for sustainable business practices
Indaver is a value-driven company. Our values clearly define what we stand for. They provide the framework within which all of our day-to-day working takes place. Indaver's core values are:
- demonstrating concern for people, safety and the environment;
- ensuring transparency in communications and actions;
- continuously improving;
- concentrating on achieving results;
- building relationships based on mutual trust
Accordingly, Indaver uses the best technology available to minimise the impact of waste processes on humans and on the environment and to recover as much materials and energy as possible. We continually monitor the safety of our employees and of the environment. We operate in a transparent manner and abide strictly by the law.
Our Strategy: total service
When you partner with Indaver, our strategy for you is based on taking away the burden of managing and treating waste. We do this by offering two strategic service concepts that have been tailored for industrial companies (Industrial Waste Services) and public authorities (Municipal Solid Waste), in order to provide qualitative, sustainable and cost-efficient total solutions.
Total Waste Management (TWM)
Total Waste Management is Indaver’s concept for taking over waste management on behalf of its customers. This is done flexibly, starting from advice about treatment and administration, up to collection on-site and operation of the facilities. The basic process is thermal treatment in complex and highly technological plants, during which we try to recover as much material and energy as possible.
In Belgium, Indaver focuses this service primarily on the chemical, petrochemical, pharmaceutical, automotive, metallurgical and electronic sectors, which are concentrated in the Antwerp port area. These industrial companies are interested in integrated solutions that leave them free to focus on their core business. This is exactly what they get with Indaver's unique Total Waste Management approach.
Public Waste PartnershipS (PwPS)
This is the service provision concept for household waste and comparable industrial waste. For municipalities and intermunicipal joint ventures, Indaver has become an important and reliable partner for sustainable waste policy. We view these partnerships as long-term investments, therefore we develop a very close working relationship based on long-lasting co-operation and an indepth understanding of the waste requirements in the short-, medium- and long-term. As a result, these partnerships are very involved, very hard-working and often result in co-investments in the treatment capacity.
One of the key factors in our qualitative solutions for PwPs is enabling public authorities to operate flexibly. Our management plans for this sector prioritise high-quality recycling and energy valorisation. In addition, the processing of bio-organic waste by composting and fermenting has also become increasingly important.