Sustainability is the central feature of our company philosophy and directly influences all of REMONDIS' business activities. In over 30 countries all around the world, we promote and advance the efforts being made to sustainably improve living conditions. Ecological, economic and social responsibilities are all very closely entwined.
You can tell just how important sustainability is to us as we have dedicated a whole website to this subject. This website illustrates why we are one of Germany’s most sustainable companies and also explains what we are doing to make society more aware of issues such as resource conservation, recycling and environmental protection. Moreover, it is full of general facts about sustainability and sustainable development – some of which are presented as downloadable infographics.
If the drive towards greater sustainability is to be a success, then everyone has to join in. Which is why all our industrial, commercial and hotel customers across Germany have the option of being presented with our special Sustainability Certificate. This document provides detailed proof of how our treatment of their waste and residual materials cut their greenhouse gas emissions and reduce their consumption of primary raw materials and energy. A unique way of adding value to their business – and a unique offer across the whole of the recycling sector. The whole of the chain of services provided by REMONDIS is taken into account in the analysis – from the collection of the waste, to the transport, sorting and treatment, to the recycling of each fraction
The Sustainability Certificate is based on the DIN EN ISO 14040 life cycle assessment and was developed together with the independent Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT. An example (PDF) of our Sustainability Certificate
REMONDIS was awarded the "Deutsche Nachhaltigkeitspreis" (German Sustainability Award) in 2015. A jury of 16 experts once again named our firm one of the top 3 companies in the category, “Germany’s Most Sustainable Companies”. Having been presented with the award in 2012 and 2014, this was the third time that we were named one of the large corporations that best unites running a successful business with protecting the environment and being socially responsible. It is a great honour to receive this award and it will further drive our efforts to recover and supply raw materials. We will, of course, continue to do everything in our power to develop new ways to conserve our planet’s natural resources and protect the environment.