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

What is the total amount of waste recycled by the organization (in metric tonnes)?
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233 Known
+ 183 Unknown
= 416 Total results
Companies Values
The Coca Cola Company+image
The Coca Cola Company
Georgia (United States)
8.2B
tonnes 2016
Ferrovial S.A.+Image
Ferrovial S.A.
Spain
15.5M
tonnes 2017
Vedanta Resources plc+image
Vedanta Resources plc
United Kingdom
8.4M
tonnes 2017
Coca-Cola Icecek+Image
Coca-Cola Icecek
7.69M
tonnes 2015
AB InBev UK Limited+image
AB InBev UK Limited
6.71M
tonnes 2015
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited+image
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited
India
5.41M
tonnes 2017
Acciona+Image
Acciona
Spain
4.71M
tonnes 2016
Kumba Iron Ore+Image
Kumba Iron Ore
South Africa
3.54M
tonnes 2017
Eskom+Image
Eskom
South Africa
2.7M
tonnes 2016
Safeco Field+image
Safeco Field
2.45M
tonnes 2016
Calgro M3+Image
Calgro M3
South Africa
2.41M
tonnes 2017
Siam Cement+Image
Siam Cement
Thailand
1.5M
tonnes 2016
Diageo+image
Diageo
United Kingdom
1.44M
tonnes 2015
PepsiCo Inc.+image
PepsiCo Inc.
New York (United States)
1.34M
tonnes 2014
Odebrecht Angola+Image
Odebrecht Angola
1.18M
tonnes 2017
Ferrovial+image
Ferrovial
Spain
1.07M
tonnes 2015
Transnet SOC Ltd.+Image
Transnet SOC Ltd.
662,766
tonnes 2017
Outokumpu+Image
Outokumpu
Finland
582,298
tonnes 2016
Iberdrola+Image
Iberdrola
Spain
533,242
tonnes 2017
Atlantia+Image
Atlantia
526,890
tonnes 2016

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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'. While this metric looks at total waste recycled, additional information (included in other EN23 metrics) is requested, on the total weight of 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)

The indicator further asks to report how the waste disposal method has been determined - this information can be included in the comments.

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 waste recycled generated 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 window 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, waste recycled or total waste

  • Always check the metric question and methodology for the unit of measure or currency - researchers may need to carry out calculations or conversions before entering the final metric value

  • Add comments documenting exactly where within the source you found the information (page number) and include details of simple or complex calculations or conversions made to determine the metric value

  • If you are unable to locate a metric value in a source you can search for additional sources where the data is available and add a new source

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 total waste recycled - G4-EN23-a:

  • ​Identify the weight of waste recycled by the organization’s operations, categorized as total waste 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.

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