Working together to make a difference

The circular economy requires solutions from all sectors. Here at Indaver our core business is sustainable waste management, which includes working closely with others and raising awareness. Here are some examples from 2015 of how we're working together towards a circular economy.

Remediation project

At Indaver, we know that we can make a real difference by working closely with authorities, manufacturers, waste management companies, research establishments, consumers and citizens. In 2015 Indaver was involved  in one of the largest remediation projects in Europe, in Bonfol, Switzerland, where remediation is being carried out on a hazardous waste landfill site. This project will be completed in 2016.

Test case

We share our knowledge with industry, policymakers, and educational establishments. We look for associates in our own industry and across industrial sectors, developing innovative working projects in consortia. We cooperate with research and knowledge centres. An example of this collective effort is Indaver's site in Antwerp, which has been a test case since late 2015 for a new technology for recovering industrial heat from the Qpinch plant, in collaboration with Ghent University Department of Sustainable Organic Chemistry and Technology.

Finger on the pulse

Due to the nature of Indaver’s operations and those of Katoen Natie, our sole shareholder, we are able to keep our finger on the pulse of economic activities. Supported by Katoen Natie, Indaver will thus develop ten new facilities to treat lightly contaminated plastics. Each facility, will have the capacity to treat 100,000 tonnes of mixed or lightly contaminated plastics, will cost 80 million euros, and will provide employment for 40 people.

Sharing knowledge with customers

We share our knowledge with our customers and society in order to develop sustainable systems. In 2015, we supported our customers in the healthcare industry through a series of newsletters with relevant information on how they should deal with medical waste. We also developed a step-by-step guide for our customers regarding the safe packaging and loading of waste to ensure compliance with the strict transport regulations. 

Dialogue with the world

We conduct a fully transparent dialogue with the world, and we are open to questions and comments from authorities, neighbours, students and concerned citizens. Open days like the one in Antwerp in 2015 are the ideal opportunity to allow stakeholders a glance behind the scenes. At the official opening of the Bio Power Alphen digester in April 2016, there was a mini-symposium on VGF (Vegetables, Garden and Fruit) waste from high-rise buildings.

Sustainability Report

The 2015 Sustainability Report can be viewed in PDF format on Indaver’s corporate website. This PDF document is interactive: readers can click to navigate it, follow external links or go to Indaver’s regional websites.

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