Sustainability at the heart of corporate strategy

For Interzero, sustainability is at the heart of its corporate strategy. All our activities are part of our vision – a world without waste.

Vision and mission: a world without waste

With our vision of a zero-waste future, guided by our sustainability strategy, we are developing new concepts for an integrated circular economy. We always follow our mission: as a leading partner for customers in the circular economy, we close cycles in every industry, avoid waste and conserve resources by developing tailored, integrated environmental solutions.

Our sustainability strategy: zero waste solutions

Our Sustainability Strategy (in German)

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Successful transformation processes thrive on innovation. We test every idea that brings us closer to closed cycles - even at the risk of failure. This is the only way to create the disruptive change our linear economic system needs.

We support our clients in professionalising their sustainability practices and integrating sustainability into their reporting processes. To achieve this, we are fully exploiting the potential of digitising our services.

To extend the life of our products, we are opening new markets and expanding the business models we have developed to achieve annual sales growth.

To enable industry and commerce to use resources more efficiently than ever before, we are working with our customers to develop new design approaches for recycling.

From our point of view, the only sustainable use of resources is that which does not produce any waste. That's why every day we are looking for new ways to close cycles.

To save the planet from plastic waste in the long term, we develop new plastic recycling solutions every year. We are also increasing the quality and quantity of secondary raw materials we produce from plastic waste and offer to industry for further processing.

To limit global warming to below 2 degrees, global resource consumption must be decoupled from economic growth. To this end, we are closing new material and logistics cycles to save at least 5 million tonnes of raw materials and 800,000 tonnes ofCO2 every year.

To significantly reduce the per capita environmental impact of waste, especially in cities, we are fully committed to avoiding waste and significantly increasing material recycling rates.

Our employees and their skills are at the core of our competence as an environmental service provider. To work optimally for our customers every day, a consistent commitment to their health, motivation and further development is needed.

We want to promote the physical and mental health of our employees and reduce our sickness, accident and turnover rates below the industry average. To do this, we create a safe, value-driven, innovative and development-enhancing work environment.

We want to make the full and effective participation of all - regardless of age, gender, background, religion or social status - a reality at all levels of decision-making. That's why we want to ensure that all (potential) employees have as many equal opportunities as possible in our company.

Developing a full circular economy requires that we share our experience and knowledge - not only with our customers, but in all areas of the economy and society. This is the only way to properly convey the ecological and economic benefits of effective recycling management.

We see our role as promoting sustainable lifestyles and consumption habits. As a facilitator, we ensure that knowledge about the circular economy is built in education, politics, business and society.

We want to develop cross-industry approaches and standards for circular economy solutions and scale them up (internationally). To achieve this, we work closely with our partners, stakeholders, suppliers and customers.

At the same time, we create the freedom for our employees to participate in relevant initiatives to develop circular economy solutions.


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Our climate strategy: 50% fewer emissions on site by 2025

Our services help our customers save greenhouse gas emissions and resources. But our own business activities also generate CO2 emissions. Our aim is to reduce emissions on the ground to contribute to the climate goal agreed at the 2015 UN Climate Change Conference – limiting global warming to well below 2 degrees. To this end, we design our own processes and activities to be as resource-efficient and effective as possible. Based on the calculation of our corporate carbon footprint, we have developed a climate strategy and concrete targets:

  • 50% on-site emission reductions (Scope 1 and 2) by 2025
  • Continuously looking for optimisation potential in logistics and working to reduce the resulting emissions
  • Annual savings of at least 5.5 million tonnes of resources and 800,000 tonnes of CO2 equivalent through own services

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Studies and certificates

Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT, we regularly study the positive ecological effects of our activities on the environment.

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