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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!

    Yours

    Thomas Conzendorf


Data Protection Declaration.
REMONDIS SE & Co. KG

  • Welcome to REMONDIS!

    REMONDIS would like to welcome you to its website and we are very pleased that you are interested in our products and services. We are very aware that you attach great importance to having your privacy protected when you use our site. For this reason, we take the protection of your personal data very seriously. We would like you to know, therefore, when and what information we save and how we use it. To this effect, we have drawn up this data protection declaration to inform you about the measures we use to protect data.


    Validity of this data protection declaration

    This data protection declaration is valid for REMONDIS SE & Co. KG (hereinafter referred to as REMONDIS) as well as for its subsidiaries and associated companies. We make every effort to ensure that the information and data on this website is accurate. However, we cannot guarantee nor can we assume liability for the topicality, accuracy and completeness of the information and data provided. REMONDIS websites may contain links to other companies, to which this data protection declaration does not apply and for whose content we cannot be held responsible.


    Collecting and processing personal data

    Personal data is only collected if you make it available to us, for example, by filling out a form or sending us an email to order products or services, to make an enquiry, as an online application or to request additional material. With your permission, this data is saved, processed and, if applicable, sent to associated REMONDIS companies with the sole purpose of being able to provide you with individual support, to send you product information or to send you information about our services. REMONDIS hereby declares that your details are processed in accordance with current data protection laws. You have the right to withdraw your permission at any time. All you need do is send an email to the email address mentioned below. We hereby assure you that your personal data will not be passed on to a third party unless we are required to do so by law or you have given us your prior consent.

    A number of measures have been taken to guarantee that your personal data is treated in strict confidence, for example, our employees are obliged to fulfil their tasks in accordance with the Federal Data Protection Act and to use data processing systems in a correct manner and are bound to secrecy. Furthermore, we use a wide variety of technical security procedures to safeguard your data.


    Your rights

    On request, REMONDIS will inform you as quickly as possible whether and what data has been stored in its systems about your person. Should, despite our efforts to ensure all information is kept accurate and up to date, our systems contain incorrect information, then we will correct this at your request. We can only use your data if you have given us your permission to do so.
    Should you wish to withdraw your permission, then please inform us of your decision so that we can deactivate or delete your data.


    Copyright

    The contents of the REMONDIS website are protected by copyright. Any reproduction of information or data, in particular the use of texts, sections of text or graphic material, requires the prior consent of REMONDIS SE & Co. KG.


    Public Directory of Procedures

    In its Article 4g, the Federal Data Protection Act (BDSG) stipulates that the person in charge of data protection must make the information listed in Article 4e available to any person in an appropriate manner. For this reason, everyone is able to access and read our public directory of procedures. Public directory of procedures

    Should you have any questions concerning our data protection declaration or the subject of "data protection at REMONDIS", then please contact the person responsible for data protection at our company. The contact details have been listed below. Here you can find out which of your details have been saved in our system. Furthermore, you can send us information, inform us of your wishes concerning the deletion or correction of your data or send us your comments at any time by email or letter to the following address:

    REMONDIS SE & Co. KG
    - Data Protection -
    Brunnenstr. 138
    44546 Lünen
    Germany
    Email


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