Treating waste sustainably
Raw materials and energy form the basis for our prosperity. However, people are currently using many more raw materials than the earth is producing. We want to leave future generations with a planet that is nice to live on. So we are going to have to look after what we have. The circular economy reuses as many raw materials as possible. Indaver wants to and can play an essential role in that.
The ideal partner for the circular economy
We manage and treat industrial and household waste in specialist facilities for businesses, waste-collectors and public authorities. We create value from waste through the recovery of high-quality materials and sustainable energy. We work hard for the safe, low-carbon and energy-efficient closure of materials loops. Consequently, we create value from waste.
We prevent pollution of the materials- or food chain by working in accordance with our ‘Safe Sink’ guarantee. Hazardous materials that can't be recycled are destroyed or detoxified in our high-tech facilities. The residual fraction is stored safely and sustainably in our landfill sites.
We work hard for the safe, low-carbon and energy-efficient closure of materials loops. This is the only way to make production and consumption (and consequently prosperity) truly sustainable. For Indaver, the circular economy is not a dream, it is the reality.
Our vision of a circular economy is crystal clear. The circular economy has to focus on both sustainability (maximising recycling and minimising risks) and value creation (financial and qualitative objectives). As a waste management company, Indaver wants to play a key role in achieving a circular economy. It determines what happens to every waste stream and thus takes on the role of gatekeeper. We recover valuable raw materials safely and efficiently from part of the waste, so that manufacturers don't have to use primary raw materials. We are therefore the enabler (facilitator) of the circular economy. We destroy non-recyclable waste, so that hazardous substances can't pollute the food and materials chains.
Watch the video of our contribution to the circular economy, here.
In our annual Sustainability Report, we report on the way in which we have fulfilled our role in the circular economy over the previous year. The report is divided thematically into chapters on policy, people, planet, prosperity and partnerships.
- Policy: how we have integrated our role in the circular economy into our corporate vision and business processes.
- People: how we deliver the right solutions because we invest in the safety and expertise of our staff; attract and develop talent and keep our staff motivated and involved.
- Planet: how we fulfil our role in the circular economy, using texts and figures, based on real projects and facilities.
- Prosperity: how we apply our model for value-creation and sustainable growth.
- Partnerships: the partnerships we form to realise the circular economy.
This sustainability report also contains various references to the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals. These collective goals help us to achieve sustainable prosperity. We have charted our performances on an economic, social and environmental level in accordance with the guidelines of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), an internationally recognised system for reporting on corporate social responsibility. The interactive Sustainability Report can be viewed on our website or is available to download in pdf format. The most impressive facts and figures are also listed in a handy flyer.