GRI 2-6 – Activities, value chain and other business relationships
Interzero pursues the vision of a world without waste. As one of the leading providers of services for closing product, material and logistics loops and a leading innovator in plastics recycling, the company helps its customers to operate sustainably. In doing so, Interzero is safeguarding the supply of raw materials for future generations. For around 30 years, Interzero has been actively contributing towards climate change mitigation and resource conservation with its services.
The company develops customised and industry-specific solutions for customers throughout Europe, working with them to unlock environmental and economic potential by recovering key materials and using recycled raw materials. Interzero’s business model is based on two pillars: circular solutions and innovative plastics recycling. Its overarching priorities are digitisation, innovation and a nationwide network of service, waste management and recovery and recycling partners.
Interzero Circular Solutions (ICS)
To prevent waste or use it for new applications, Interzero develops and operates customised recycling and reverse logistics systems based on digital supply chain and IT platforms. These optimise our customers' logistics processes whilst also reducing their costs. The company’s services to extend product life cycles comprise the organisation of global take-back systems for a wide range of packaging, products and materials, along with the development of individual one-stop solutions for companies, and advice on waste prevention and design for recycling.
Interzero Plastic Recycling (IPR)
Once the options for waste prevention and reduction, and material recovery have been exhausted, the focus then turns to recycling. Interzero has wide-ranging expertise in plastics recycling, bringing together all circular processes and technologies - from smart collection systems and high-tech sorting solutions to the creation of climate-friendly recycled materials and product applications. The company views itself as a leader in innovation. Its focus is on developing and operating recycling and production facilities, recovering and marketing high-quality recycled raw materials and operating a centre of competence for the production of high-quality recycled plastics. Interzero works with customers to implement recyclable loops by providing access to high-quality recycled raw materials. Important work carried out in the area of Recycling Solutions includes the recycling of packaging (Dual System Interseroh+ and transport packaging).
Dual System Interseroh+
Dual System Interseroh+ is the connecting element between these two pillars. It helps companies not just to meet their statutory packaging licence obligations but also to take responsibility for closing recycling and raw material loops.
Interzero offers eight core services and is continuously expanding its portfolio in accordance with the objectives of its sustainability strategy (see GRI 2-23). Interzero’s range of services currently includes:
- Circular solutions
- Plastics recycling
- Licensing (including via the Lizenzero online shop)
- Take-back systems
- Logistics system
- Research and development in the field of plastic recyclates and plastic packaging
- Consulting (including via Made for Recycling service)
- Recyclables trading and products
You can find further information on Interzero’s services at https://www.interzero.de/en/services/.
Interzero employs 1,763 people (2022), operates 32 sites and does business in eight countries. In 2022, the company posted revenue of 911 million euros, which represents a year-on-year increase of 11.4 percent.