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  • Dear Readers!

    In Germany super election year 2017 is well underway. The Saarland election has already taken place, with Schleswig-Holstein and the most populous of the German Länder, North Rhine-Westphalia, set to follow in May. General elections for the Bundestag will then be taking place in September. In these times of populism and fake news, this election will play a pivotal role. Germany has the strongest economy and largest population in Europe. The outcome of the election will have repercussions for all of Europe and influence economic and political relations with other countries around the world. In view of the dimensions involved, a key topic unfortunately often takes back seat: recycling and its importance to climate and environmental policy. We wanted to size things up accurately and enquired with all the major political party groups about their platforms concerning environmental policy in the upcoming legislative period and beyond. You will find a summary of the responses in this issue’s feature article and the complete responses online at remondis-aktuell.de. Whether elections turn out to be good for the climate and the environment in general and our growth sector in particular will ultimately be decided by hopefully well informed, active citizens.

    Some legislative bills have been initiated shortly before the elections – for example, the new Commercial Waste Regulation (Gewerbeabfallverordnung). It will involve important changes that have a major impact on our commercial customers when the new regulation goes into effect on 1 August 2017 at the latest. Under the new version, companies producing waste in connection with housing construction will be obligated to separately collect the waste items of paper, cardboard and pasteboard with the exception of hygienic paper, glass, plastics, metals, wood, textiles, organic waste and additional commercial and industrial waste already where it comes about, i.e. at companies themselves. The same goes for construction and demolition waste, which is already to be separated at the building site into the various waste categories such as glass, plastics, metals, wood, insulation material, bituminous mixtures, building material based on gypsum, concrete, bricks, tiles and ceramics. This is no doubt good news for improved recovery of raw materials, but it also means greater expenses for customers, who ­REMONDIS will support professionally as accustomed with practicable services in line with laws and regulations. 

    And how do things stand at present when it comes to refugee policy? The number of new persons seeking asylum arriving in Germany has dropped significantly. The biggest challenge now is to successfully integrate these people in our society and the German world of work. ­REMONDIS is taking on this challenge, hiring young people as well as persons with work experience in various fields who have lost their home as a result of war, famine and displacement and now want to venture a new beginning in their adopted country of Germany. A real win-win situation, as a successful start to a vocational career is the best contribution that can be made to a society living together in prosperity and peace. Here as well, ­REMONDIS meets its responsibility to society as a whole, acting in the spirt of its own slogan: working for the future!


    Thomas Conzendorf

Privacy & Cookies

  • We would like to welcome you to our website and we are very pleased that you are interested in our services and products. We are well aware that you attach great importance to having your privacy protected when you use our site. We take the protection of your personal data very seriously. The following, therefore, provides information about what and how much personal data we save and how we use it in acc. with Section 13 Paragraph 1 of the ‘TMG’ [Federal Teleservices Act].

    General information

    A certain amount of data is automatically collected and used when you call up information on our website. As the Internet is the way it is, such data is inevitably processed on many different servers before your enquiry reaches our web server; it is possible, therefore, that data is collected and used in a “third country” (e.g. in the USA). Our company has no influence whatsoever on such matters. Besides these technical inevitabilities, we do not transfer personal information to countries outside the framework of the EU Data Protection Directive.

    Calling up our websites

    The following data is collected and used to enable you to access the websites you wish to see (when you “surf” the net):

    • Date & time (We can use this to pinpoint the time and use this information to, for example, assign a technical problem to a particular time.)
    • IP address (We need to collect your IP address so that our web server can send you the information you wish to receive.)
    • The information you requested (What file did you request? What subfolder is it in?)
    • The port via which you requested the data (This information is automatically sent by your browser. You receive the website you wish to access via this port.)
    • The referrer (Some browsers also send the URL of the previously used website for each processing request.)
    • The name of the browser you are using to surf the Internet (This information is automatically sent by your browser. We use this information, for example, so that the contents can be presented (visually) in the best possible way. Your browser may also send more information, e.g. about installed programmes)
    • The status of your processing request (Here we can see whether the website you wish to access exists or not and whether it was successfully delivered to you.)
    • Miscellaneous: For the sake of completeness, it should be mentioned here that your browser may also send additional information to our web server (name of the browser, screen resolution etc). We do not, of course, have influence on such matters. This information is also stored in the above-mentioned log files.

    This data is stored in log files under an anonymised IP address for 7 days to ensure that our web server operates correctly; it is impossible for us, therefore, to link our visitors to the IP addresses.


    Cookies are small amounts of data that are sent to your computer by your browser and stored on your hard drive. We use so-called “session cookies”. These help to create a clear link between you and our website. A randomly generated number is used to do this. The cookie is automatically deleted when you close your browser. Our website uses the following cookies:

    • Fe_typo_user
      A session cookie for Typo3 user management.
      This cookie is only of relevance to the web administrators.
      A session cookie for running a PHP website.
      This is used to recognise your browser for a variety of purposes (e.g. to note your language settings). Storage time: for as long as you have your browser window open.
    • retinaSupport
      This cookie notes whether your screen has “retina resolution”. Storage time: 4 weeks.
    • i18next
      A session cookie used for the animation on the homepage.
    • reg_fb_ref, reg_fb_gate, reg_ext_ref
      These cookies are provided by Facebook when you visit their website. We have no influence on these cookies. Storage time: for as long as you have your browser window open.

    You can disable cookies in your browser. For the most part, our website is still fully functional if you choose to do this (a unique ID is added in the URL so that you are recognised as a visitor).

    Contact form

    You can send us a message via our contact form. The content added to this form is sent as an email to us. We only use the content of your emails to benefit you and never pass on your email address for advertising purposes. The contact form itself is not encrypted so that the information is transmitted across the Internet as plain text.
    If you wish to use a secure form of transmission, then please note the following: if your email provider also has TLS encryption, simply send us an email; the email is then sent in encrypted form.

    If you wish to use a secure form of transmission, then please note the following: if your email provider also has TLS encryption, simply send us an email to ris.vertrieb@remondis.de; the email is then sent in encrypted form.

    Encryption technology

    Our email server enables TLS encryption for all email addresses that have the format: username@remondis.de. It is, therefore, no problem to send us confidential emails. The only precondition here is that your own email server has this function; you can find out – free of charge – whether this is the case by clicking on the following link www.checktls.com

    Use of Google Analytics/Google APIs

    This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer to help the website analyse how you use the site. Moreover, this website also uses Google APIs, a program interface provided by Google. This also means that data, in particular IP addresses, may be sent to Google. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is normally transmitted to a server in the United States where it is stored by Google. If IP anonymisation has been activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened within the EU member states or in other countries belonging to the European Economic Area. Complete IP addresses are only sent to a server run by Google in the USA and then shortened there in exceptional cases. Google uses this information on behalf of the operator of this website to evaluate your use of the website in order to compile reports on website activity and to provide the website operator with other services relating to website and Internet usage. Google does not add the IP address transmitted to Google Analytics by your browser to its other data. You can block these cookies by changing the settings of your browser software; please note, however, that some of the functions on this website may not be fully accessible if you do this. You can also prevent Google from using the cookie to collect data about the way you use our website (incl. your IP address) and from processing this data by clicking on the following link (https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=en) and downloading and installing a browser add-on. We would like to point out here that this website uses Google Analytics with the extension "anonymizeIp” to ensure that the recorded IP addresses are anonymised.

    You can use a so-called opt out cookie to prevent Google Analytics collecting data about your visit by clicking on the following link: Click here to opt-out of Google Analytics

    Information about Google Analytics’ privacy policy and terms of use can be found at  http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html

    Bookmarking pages

    As soon as you click on the green asterisk, we add the page in question to an internal list. You can then return to these via your list of bookmarked pages. This information is stored temporarily on our web server. It is deleted as soon as you leave our website and cannot be retrieved.

    Social media/social networks

    Our website uses so-called social plugins for “facebook.com”, the network operated by Facebook Inc., 1601 S. California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA.

    If one of our websites is called up via such a plugin, then a link is created to Facebook via your browser. Facebook transmits the content of the plugin to your browser and this integrates it into the Internet page. Moreover, the information is passed on to Facebook via the plugin that our website was called up via your browser. If you are logged on to Facebook on the same computer when you call up our website, then Facebook will match this to your Facebook account and link it to our website. Should you actively use the plugin, for example click on the “Like” Button or leave a comment, then this information will also be transmitted to Facebook via the plugin and stored there. To learn more about how data is collected and used by Facebook and how you can change your settings, go to: www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

    If you do not wish your data to be transmitted to Facebook as described above, then simply log out of your Facebook account before you visit our website.

    ‘Azubi-Check’ (self-assessment questionnaire for future apprentices)

    Our careers page, remondis-karriere.de, offers visitors the opportunity to assess their strengths and preferences by completing the ‘Azubi-Check’ self-assessment questionnaire. Your answers are not stored on our server in any way at all. Moreover, no attempt is made at any time to match your answers to your person.


    When you visit our careers page, remondis-karriere.de, you can sign up to our email service so that you receive a weekly email informing you about the vacancies at our company. The ‘double opt in’ process is used when you sign up for this service. Each email contains a hyperlink which you can click on to unsubscribe from the Jobagent email.

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