GRI 2: General Disclosures
GRI 2-28 – Membership associations
As an environmental services provider, Interzero wants to act as an ambassador for sustainable development and to take an active part in shaping debate as a member of selected associations and advocacy groups by continuously expanding its involvement in sharing knowledge on the circular economy.
The Federation of the German Waste, Water and Raw Materials Management Industry (BDE e. V.), with Markus Müller-Drexel, CEO Interseroh+, serving as its Vice Chairman, is the industry association for the circular and resource economy. It is by far the most important association for Interzero. Numerous employees are represented in a total of 21 of the association's working groups – on a wide range of topics including climate and energy policy, electrical recycling and hazardous goods.
Interzero also supports the German DIY, Building and Horticultural Trade Association BHB with sponsorships and presentations. This work involves identifying and promoting new approaches for the building trade (for example recycled plastics and returnable pooling for building goods pallets).
Interzero has also been a member of the German Packaging Institute (dvi) since 2016. The organisation promotes knowledge transfer and dialogue between industry companies, institutions and partners. Here, Interzero contributes its expertise on the topic of packaging optimised for recycling – for example as part of the joint Future Resources event series. This series took place for the sixth time in a row in November 2022. Next year's event is already being planned.
The non-profit foundation KlimaWirtschaft is another key Interzero partner. Its mission is to actively shape and advance the shift to climate neutrality. Comprising CEOs, managing directors and family businesses, the initiative actively campaigns for compliance with German and European climate targets by connecting relevant actors and approaching politicians with tangible proposals. Within this foundation, Interzero works together with other supporting companies in ‘transformation alliances’ on climate neutrality to develop scalable solutions along value chains.
Interzero’s dual system, Interseroh+, is also involved in “Mülltrennung wirkt” (Waste Separation Works!), a campaign created by dual systems. As an active member, Interseroh+ educates on the importance of recycling and proper waste separation to raise awareness and empower consumers to separate waste properly on the campaign's website. Interseroh+ is also actively involved in Forum Rezyklat. It connects stakeholders from all parts of the circular economy, designs packaging to be recycling-friendly from the outset and uses more recycled material in packaging. Interseroh+ contributes its expertise in all areas and is also active with its management in the steering team. Memberships are also maintained in a variety of initiatives in the world of plastics, such as the Polyolefin Circular Economy Platform (PCEP), PETCore and Kunststoffland NRW e. V.
Interzero Circular Solutions Germany GmbH is a member of the United Against Waste e. V. association (unitedagainst-waste). The association promotes the sustainable management of food resources in the catering industry.
Markus Müller-Drexel, Managing Director at Interseroh+ GmbH, chairs the Central Committee on Environmental Protection at the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg and Cologne Chambers of Industry and Commerce (IHK). Interzero is also active in the Building Sector and Environmental/Machine Technology Association (VDBUM) and is a solution provider for Deposits and Pooling at GS1 Germany (GS1). Furthermore, Interzero is a partner and promoter of Markenverband e. V. (Markenverband), which represents the interests of branded businesses in Germany.