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

What is the total waste from the organization going to a landfill (in metric tonnes)?
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156 Known
+ 199 Unknown
= 355 Total results
Companies Values
The Coca Cola Company+image
The Coca Cola Company
Georgia (United States)
5.33B
Tons 2016
Ferrovial+image
Ferrovial
Spain
9.79M
Tons 2015
OHL Group
7.7M
Tons 2015
Ferrovial S.A.+Image
Ferrovial S.A.
Spain
5.29M
Tons 2017
Outokumpu+Image
Outokumpu
Finland
1.19M
Tons 2016
LIBRA TERMINAIS S.A+Image
LIBRA TERMINAIS S.A
693,242
Tons 2014
BASF SE+image
BASF SE
Germany
610,000
Tons 2016
Odebrecht Angola+Image
Odebrecht Angola
556,194
Tons 2017
Sacyr, S.A.+Image
Sacyr, S.A.
Spain
550,301
Tons 2016
Smurfit Kappa Group+image
Smurfit Kappa Group
Ireland
486,593
Tons 2016
Sappi+image
Sappi
South Africa
480,361
Tons 2017
Coca-Cola Icecek+Image
Coca-Cola Icecek
287,714.3
Tons 2015
Bayer AG+image
Bayer AG
Germany
246,740
Tons 2015
Wesfarmers Limited+image
Wesfarmers Limited
Australia
213,000
Tons 2017
Mondi+image
Mondi
United Kingdom
206,481
Tons 2017
Nestlé+image
Nestlé
Switzerland
150,150
Tons 2015
Samsung Engineering+Image
Samsung Engineering
Korea, Republic of
137,625
Tons 2016
Rosneft+image
Rosneft
Russia
133,000
Tons 2016
British Land+Image
British Land
United Kingdom
103,770
Tons 2015
PepsiCo Inc.+image
PepsiCo Inc.
New York (United States)
100,800
Tons 2014

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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'. 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 waste from the company going to a landfill 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, total waste or landfill 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 total waste from the organization going to a landfill - G4-EN23-a:

  • ​Identify the weight of waste created by the organization’s operations, going to a landfill.

  • 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.

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