Our sustainability strategy
zero waste solutions
no waste of ideas
no waste of resources
zero waste solutions
Innovations are the lifeblood of successful transformation processes. We try out every idea that brings us closer to our goal of closed loops – even if we risk failure by doing so. This is the only way to create the kind of disruptive changes that our linear economy needs.
We provide our customers with support for their efforts to professionalise their sustainable practices and integrate sustainability into their reporting processes by fully exhausting the digitalisation potential of our services
We extend product lifetimes by tapping into new markets and expanding the business models we have developed for them to achieve an annual revenue growth of at least 20 percent with these models.
To ensure that manufacturing and retail can use resources more efficiently than before, we work with our customers to develop new design-for-recycling approaches.
We believe that resource usage is future-oriented only if it involves absolutely no waste at all. This is why we work on new ways of closing material loops every day.
To rid the planet of plastic waste in the long term, we develop new upcycling solutions for plastics every year. We also work to improve the quality and quantity of the secondary raw materials that we create and offer to manufacturers for use in their production processes.
If global warming is to be kept under the limit of two degrees Celsius, global resource consumption must become decoupled from economic growth. This is why we are developing new material and logistics loops with which we intend to save at least 5 million tonnes of resources and 800,000 tonnes carbon dioxide equivalents annually.
To achieve significant reductions to the per capita environmental impact, especially in urban areas, we also take an integrated approach to waste prevention and to achieving a substantial increase in recycling rates.
Our employees and their capabilities lie at the heart of our expertise as an environmental services provider. In order to make sure they can perform at their best for our customers every day, we need to provide for and guarantee their health and safety, motivation and career development.
We want to promote the physical and mental health of our employees while reducing our sickness, accident and staff turnover rates to below the averages for the industry. This is why we provide a safe, value-oriented and innovative working environment that actively supports personal development.
We want to guarantee full and effective participation to absolutely everyone at all levels of our company – and independently of age, gender, ethnicity, religion or social status. This is why we ensure that equal opportunities are truly equal for all (potential) employees within our company.
In order to develop a comprehensive circular economy, we have to share our experience and knowledge – and not only with our customers, but with all areas of business and society at large. This is the only sure way to raise awareness about the ecological and economic benefits of efficient closed-loop management.
We see it as our duty to promote sustainable lifestyles and patterns of consumption. In this context, we act as an intermediary to ensure that knowledge about the closed-loop solutions economy is established in education, politics, business and civil society.
We want to develop and (internationally) scale up approaches and standards for circular economy solutions suitable for any industry. To do so, we are working closely with our partners, stakeholders, suppliers and customers. At the same time, we give our employees the creative space they need to participate in relevant initiatives for developing solutions in the circular economy.
no waste of talent
no waste of knowledge
Global objectives - local roots: the background to our strategy
We want to make an active contribution to meeting the global challenges facing sustainability. This is why we have oriented our sustainability strategy closely on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations. With the aid of a materiality analysis, we identified the topics and goals where our contributions will have the greatest impact – and which our stakeholders consider the most relevant. Interseroh’s Sustainability Advisory Board also helped us set priorities and add detail to our value proposition. The Board’s experts are drawn from manufacturing, retail, research and civil society. This process has resulted in a total of four action areas, which reflect our strategic principles and are underpinned by several detailed points of focus.
Our sustainability programme assigns specific targets to these strategic points of focus. Every year, we publish full details of our action plans, our progress and our target statuses.
Four strategic pillars for success
Interseroh’s business model is anchored on four principles: ReDuce, ReUse, ReCycle and ReThink. All of these are oriented on a holistic, closed-loop economy and contribute to our overall mission of ‘zero waste solutions’.