Indaver offers the most ecologically and economically responsible solution for waste from industrial customers and public authorities. Two scenarios are possible here: processing in our own facilities or in third party facilities, or outlets. Indaver believes it is very important that treatment by third parties is performed in an environmentally friendly way and checks periodically to make sure that this is the case.
Indaver currently has a network of approximately 475 external treatment centres in Europe to handle waste streams from its customers. These range from very small, specific facilities (such as cleaning and repairing bins and large plastic containers) to very large, integrated enterprises (such as co-incineration plants with associated pre-treatment platforms).
Strict audit protocols
Structured outlet management allows us to offer our customers the same guarantee for treatment of waste by third parties as for our own facilities. This is because Indaver checks that treatment is carried out in an environmentally safe manner, in accordance with current legislation. It has set up dedicated mechanisms for this purpose.
All outlets must complete and undersign a pre-qualification questionnaire (PQQ) or equivalent, prior to any agreement between Indaver and the outlet. The PQQ checks on the minimal legal requirements for the outlet to be able to accept and treat the waste in its facilities.
In addition, a new approach was designed for approving outlets in 2014. In the case of critical activities, a ‘Quality Environment Safety Health Approval’ is now mandatory. An activity is considered critical when there is minimal legal framework for the proposed treatment method and/or when specific critical wastes, such as; explosives, peroxides and reactive waste are involved.
The ‘QESH Approval’ is based on an evaluation of; compliance with European and national waste legislation, Indaver’s ‘Best Practice Classification and Characterisation’ procedure (BPCC) and Indaver’s ‘10 Codes of Good Practice in Waste Management’. This evaluation provides a clear conclusion on the acceptability, or not, of the proposed critical activity. In certain cases, a full audit at the premises of the outlet will take place.
The challenge for 2015 is to ensure that the ‘QESH Approval’ covers the full set of critical activities.
Strict requirements, also for logistics
Indaver supplies a full range of logistical services for both hazardous and non-hazardous waste. Years of experience in waste transport (including ADR) is built into our strict procedures. Indaver's external logistics partners are subjected the same auditing procedures and must meet the same strict requirements as our own logistics team.