Global Reporting Initiative+Non-Hazardous Waste Recycled (G4-EN23-a)
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Non-Hazardous Waste Recycled (G4-EN23-a)

What is the total amount of non-hazardous waste recycled by the organization (in metric tonnes)?
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Companies Values
8.2B
tonnes 2016
28.2M
tonnes 2017
8.4M
tonnes 2017
7.67M
tonnes 2015
5.31M
tonnes 2017
1.48M
tonnes 2016
739,799
tonnes 2017
416,000
tonnes 2014
254,789
tonnes 2017
250,000
tonnes 2016
172,955
tonnes 2016
161,873.1
tonnes 2015
150,000
tonnes 2015
134,047
tonnes 2017
117,000
tonnes 2015
92,964
tonnes 2016
87,000
tonnes 2017
84,402.5
tonnes 2014
78,000
tonnes 2016
68,735.5
tonnes 2016

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Corporate Social Responsibility Report

About

This metric is based on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Guidelines. It covers one of the requirements of Indicator G4-EN23 - 'Total weight of waste by type and disposal method'. The indicator asks for additional information, not included in this metric. G4-EN23 asks for the total weight of non-hazardous and non-hazardous waste, by the following disposal methods:

  • Reuse

  • Recycling

  • Composting

  • Recovery, including energy recovery

  • Incineration (mass burn)

  • Deep well injection

  • Landfill

  • On-site storage

  • Other (to be specified by the organization)

Data on waste generation figures over several years indicates the level of progress the organization has made toward waste reduction efforts. It also indicates potential improvements in process efficiency and productivity. From a financial perspective, the reduction of waste contributes directly to lower costs for materials, processing, and disposal.

Information about the disposal destination reveals the extent to which an organization has managed the balance between disposal options and uneven environmental impacts. For example, land filling and recycling create very different types of environmental impacts and residual effects. Most waste minimization strategies emphasize prioritizing options for reuse, recycling, and then recovery over other disposal options.

Methodology

This metric is asking for the total amount of non-hazardous waste recycled by the company in metric tonnes:

For WikiRate researchers:

Companies who align reports to GRI’s Sustainability Reporting Standards often include a GRI Content Index or Annex where GRI disclosures, with GRI codes, are listed.

  • Use the GRI Index, CTRL F, Command F or search button on source preview to search for this index and metrics within the report

  • Use G4 codes, G3 codes or keywords to quickly find values, keeping in mind that some companies report on the metric using different terms, e.g. G4-EN23 or EN23, non-hazardous waste or non hazardous waste

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Further guidance on how to research values for GRI-based metrics is available here, including detailed guidance on adding, editing and Checking metric values.

Global Reporting Initiative compliance guidance for companies:

To calculate non-hazardous waste recycled - G4-EN23-a:

  • ​Identify the weight of waste created by the organization’s operations, categorized as non-hazardous waste (as defined by national legislation at the point of generation) recycled by the company.

If no weight data are available, estimate the weight using available information on waste density and volume collected, mass balances, or similar information.

Organizations reporting on this disclosure should include describe how the waste disposal method has been determined as comment to the metric value.