Who we are?
Indaver, leading the field in sustainable waste management
Indaver is a reliable partner to both industry and public authorities for ecologically and economically responsible waste management.
Reliable service provider
We offer high-quality, safe and sustainable service provision that we can tailor to our customers’ needs using our expertise in technology, the market and legislation. We can take charge of the entire waste management chain, from on-site recycling service provision to final treatment. This saves customers time and worry.
Over the years Indaver has become a European player, with facilities and operations at more than 30 locations in Belgium, Germany, Ireland, UK, the Netherlands, Italy, Spain and Portugal. The Indaver Group manages around 5 million tonnes of waste every year, using the best available techniques for the treatment of this waste.
Supplier of raw materials and energy
In all of our activities we recover as many materials and as much energy as possible. In doing so Indaver wants to contribute to the transition to a circular economy that uses materials and energy more intelligently. Our society still considers waste to be a problem, but for Indaver it is an opportunity. As a supplier of high-quality raw materials and renewable energy we are a partner to public authorities, industry and society in this circular economy.
5,3 million tonnes
Equivalent Energy for
Operational in several countries
Locations in Europe
more than 30
Indaver is a European company with international ambitions. We are located in various countries: Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Ireland and Britain, Italy, France, Portugal and Spain. The International Management Team (IMT), headed by the CEO, develops the strategy, sets down the annual targets and co-ordinates the operational activities.
Sustainable and responsible business
Corporate social responsibility is woven into the fabric of Indaver's strategy and organisation. Indaver is results-oriented but we do not judge results solely on the financial growth we have made, by providing a cost-effective and high-quality service for our customers. Indaver also wants to provide social gain.
Our activities therefore need to fulfil three aspects of sustainability: social, ecological and economic. These aspects influence each other, complement each other and sometimes conflict with each other. Indaver constantly checks that they are still in balance and that our business activities are sustainable.
- Recovery of materials and energy: Indaver wants to be a partner in the materialisation of a circular economy, in which waste is a sustainable raw material and loops are closed. Sustainable business practice in this context means developing service provision concepts and technologies to recover even more renewable energy or raw materials from waste. More
- Impact on people and the environment: we want to keep our impact on people and the environment as low as possible and to limit our ecological footprint when transporting and treating waste. We are continually improving our energy management. We do everything we can to keep hazardous materials and substances out of the materials loop. More
- Safety and Quality: we invest heavily in safety for our own people and our own environment. We ensure that we have safe operational facilities, good procedures, well-trained staff and efficient systems. We permanently measure and improve the safety and quality of our processes.
- Sustainable Purchasing and Good Governance: our company code sets out the code of conduct for sustainable business practice for all staff members. When working with suppliers, Indaver details requirements related to corporate social responsibility and asks that they demonstrate how they are fulfilling them.
- Social Commitment: we support projects that are aligned with our core values and benefit the region in which we operate.
We publish an annual report on all of these efforts with our Sustainability Report. We want all of our results and the impact of our business activities on people and the environment to be transparent for our stakeholders. ‘Ensuring transparency in communications and actions’ is one of Indaver’s core values. We maintain a dialogue with our stakeholders (employees, suppliers and partners, customers, authorities, community and our shareholders) that is entirely transparent. Our Sustainability Report is the final instalment in this dialogue.
Maximum material, maximum energy
Indaver is a supplier of high-quality materials and sustainable energy and aims to expand this role further. We are continuously looking for new and more efficient ways of recovering materials and energy.
The North Antwerp Heating Network
With the agreement between Indaver, the Port of Antwerp Bruges (BE) and the world’s largest malthouse Boortmalt, the North Antwerp Heating Network became a reality. Indaver will supply its residual heat to Boortmalt which needs a lot of energy for its production process. We will also deliver the residual heat to a few residential areas in North Antwerp. Our expertise is also being applied in Hamburg (Germany). We supply the residual heat from our facility there to the city network.
Ringaskiddy Resource Recovery Centre
The proposed Ringaskiddy Resource Recovery Centre (RRRC) in Cork, Ireland, will be a sister site to Indaver’s facility in Meath. It will treat household, commercial, industrial, non-hazardous and suitable hazardous waste and will generate electricity for export to the national electrical grid.
PLASTICS2CHEMICALS produces new raw materials
At its site in Antwerp, (BE) Indaver is investing 97 million euros in a demonstration facility to recycle 26,000 tonnes of end-of-life plastics annually. Using an innovative chemical recycling process, we convert packaging waste of polystyrene and mixed polyolefins into new, safe and good-quality basic chemicals for the industry.
The proposed 595,000-tonnes-a-year waste-to-energy facility will form part of the larger Integrated Waste Management Facility in Rivenhall, Essex. The plant has planning permission for a 35m stack, and the Environment Agency issued a revised environmental permit also for a 35m stack in June 2020.
The proposed Integrated Waste Management Facility (IWMF) will be Indaver’s first waste-to-energy facility in the UK. It will treat municipal solid waste - household and similar commercial and industrial, non-hazardous waste. In this process, the energy is recovered.
NESS Energy Project
Indaver has signed a contract to operate an energy from waste facility for the local authorities in northeast Scotland. The NESS Energy Project in Aberdeen will be capable of processing 150,000 tonnes of municipal solid waste every year to generate electricity. The completion of the construction is planned for 2022. Acciona will lead the project using its own in-house construction skills to build the plant, and it will rely on the expertise of Indaver for the operation of the plant for a 20 year period.
The proposed £240 million facility is being developed by the Becon Consortium of which Indaver is the lead party. The design, build and operate contract for this municipal waste facility is being procured by arc21, the waste management group which represents six Councils in the eastern region of Northern Ireland and 60% of the population. The project consists of a Mechanical Biological Treatment building, a 220,000 tonnes per annum Energy from Waste (EfW) plant and a visitor centre. The facility will be located at the Hightown Quarry on the Boghill Road, Mallusk, Co. Antrim.
Culture and Values
Indaver makes strategic choices for its growth, always remaining faithful to its own values, based on its aim of sustainable waste management. In addition, the customers' needs and society's expectations are paramount. We provide a business environment in which creativity can flourish so that we can continuously improve our processes and our service provision.
Indaver is a values-driven company. All actions of the company and its employees must align with these values. They are a reflection of what we consider to be truly important.
Our core values
Indaver is a value-driven organization. We operate from 5 core values:
At Indaver, we stand by these values. Yearly audits hold us accountable and allow us to continually improve. Ensuring that our core values are represented in all our operations and throughout every layer of our organization.
When it comes to safety, Indaver doesn’t compromise. The safety of our employees, but also of those involved directly or indirectly in our activities, is an absolute priority, consistent with our core value of ‘Concern for people, safety and the environment’. Indaver advocates a group-wide safety behavioural culture with a focus on continuous improvement.
We continuously work on the safety awareness of our employees and our contractors. We demonstrate the importance of personal commitment to our safety policy through safety training. We invest in increasing our knowledge of the waste that we process.
To minimise risk when dealing with waste, Indaver has developed a strong organisation and procedures (e.g. centralised waste treatment department, audits, site manuals, etc.) that guarantee safe, liability-free waste management. We have internationally recognised certification for our safety policy and efficient and safe facilities, systematically putting all new facilities or major changes in existing facilities through a HAZard and Operability study for identifying and controlling hazards.
Co-ordination between the regions
Indaver has uniform safety indices for all its sites in Europe so that we can compare the regions and set common safety objectives. Any incident at an Indaver facility is reported throughout the Group to ensure that a similar incident does not occur elsewhere. A Group Safety Manager co-ordinates and shares safety expertise, both in the Group and with the sector and external players. A Safety Board discusses root cause analysis and prepares proposals for structural improvement.
Indaver has consciously opted for integrated and uniform management systems. They ensure the safety, reliability and traceability of all processes. We scrupulously monitor our own impact on the environment.
We have opted for certified management systems, both at our own sites and at those of Total Waste Management customers. With certification by an independent external certification agency, a third-party expert confirms that our management systems are operating correctly. Depending on the region, Indaver holds ISO certificates and specific regional certificates.
Indaver is an international organisation with subsidiaries and participating interests in various European countries. ‘Think global and act local’ is the way Indaver believes it will achieve success in the various markets and further growth. Thinking global refers to vision and business strategy supported by the right values and policies. Acting local refers to the waste management service provided to customers and local stakeholders.
To support our vision we have drawn up a number of internal policies.