Managing information securely, competing ethically in the current waste landscape and our concrete efforts to avoid or reduce our CO2 emissions. Three themes that Indaver gives shape to in a number of policy documents. An insight.
Clear strategy to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
Europe's 'Green Deal' states that we must emit 55% less CO2 by 2030* and be climate-neutral by 2050. The waste sector must also contribute to this. Indaver's approach is to work with customers and partners to achieve the circular economy. First and foremost, we focus on avoiding CO2, for example by investing in innovative processes such as Plastics2Chemicals. Thanks to our material recovery, there is less mining and we give the energy we recover back to society via heat networks. This way, we reduce a lot of CO2 emissions. In addition, we are developing our site into power plants with solar panels and windmills. Discover our short and long-term strategy and concrete projects to achieve the objectives in our Carbon Management Policy.
Data security increasingly important due to cyber-terrorism
We were already living in a digitised world, but Covid-19 has seen many companies rapidly deploying even more digital technology to maintain business operations. However, digital threats, cyber intrusions and data breaches at various organisations and companies, including our customers, are becoming increasingly common both nationally and internationally. Indaver too took and is still taking precautions in this respect. In this way, we want to protect and safeguard the security of our processes and systems, devices, applications and information used to support our business activities against cyber attacks. Our Information Security Policy illustrates that Indaver has a certain strategy and follows best practices to secure information in various domains.
Competing ethically in a rapidly changing waste landscape
The waste landscape is constantly changing and competition legislation is complex and can differ from country to country. Various waste companies are entering into partnerships to improve their services, save costs and strengthen their market position. But not every form of cooperation between companies is permitted. The waste sector is also bound by rules. That is why Indaver has laid down its standards of conduct for competing ethically in a Competition Compliance Policy.
Indaver’s QESH (Quality, Environment, Safety & Health) policy is summarised in a policy vision. In this vision, we emphasize, among other things, the importance, for Indaver, of operational excellence, efficient management systems, risk management, compliance, safety and the economical use of resources. We develop a QESH handbook for each region, because the legislation and regulations can differ. However, our core vision on QESH is the same for all of Indaver’s regions.
We established our vision on biodiversity in a policy document. With this we are also explicitly committing to the United Nations’ Convention on Biological Diversity.
Our policy on the maintenance of biodiversity is expressed:
- in our selection of raw materials;
- with regard to our emissions;
- on our production locations;
- by limiting or compensating for the effect of our constructions on the natural environment;
- by contributing to soil fertility, resistance to diseases and soil erosion through our production and sale of compost;
- by supporting local projects that promote biodiversity.