We strive for a waste-free business environment, pursuing the concept of circularity by reducing, reusing, and recycling.
We are strongly committed to minimising waste. This starts with understanding the scale and impact of the waste created through our activities – including material consumption, equipment use and consumables – and any waste inherent in our business relationships. Waste reduction and elimination lies at the core of KAEFER’s service offering, while our LEAN methodology is designed to minimise and eliminate waste from our operational processes – through improved project planning and execution.
Increasingly, waste has gained focus in further areas, making it necessary to approach waste as a separate topic. We engage with suppliers on ways to reduce packaging, enable recycling, and increase the product lifecycle of the equipment we use.
We have a responsibility to continuously improve our resource consumption, minimise waste, and avoid environmental contamination. KAEFER promotes best practices and explores opportunities to leverage our global volume as a large scale purchaser and worldwide operating service provider to avoid material waste and promote circular economies. Recycling is an integral part of our material handling philosophy.
Sustainability commitment To ensure that 80% of waste in all buildings owned or controlled by KAEFER is correctly sorted by 2030
In 2022, we set out our commitment to waste reduction in KAEFER’s Environmental Policy and created a dedicated workstream to calculate the quantity and nature of the waste we produce. The team began assessing our current environmental impacts, the impact on material consumption caused by our present maintenance cycle, and the impact on ocean pollution as a result of our activities in the marine industry.
Looking ahead, the team in charge is planning to conduct an analysis of KAEFER’s material use and waste on a day-to-day basis, and investigate the room for improvement, and define performance measures.