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Quite a few things are generated at petrol stations which are not allowed to be re-used or re-sold. Many of these materials can be recycled. Organising the recycling of such products, however, is time-consuming – time which many petrol stations simply do not have. REMONDIS offers services that have been especially adapted to meet the needs of these businesses and that not only help to protect the environment but also save their customers time and money. All of the services that REMONDIS provides for Esso are coordinated by a central contact person.
Esso operates over 200 company-owned petrol stations in the south and west of Germany via its subsidiary, Retail Operating Company Deutschland GmbH (ROC). REMONDIS has been providing ROC with recycling services for over four years now. At the beginning of this successful collaboration, the company carefully analysed the logistics concepts and material flows that were in place at that time. Using this information as its basis, it then drew up a waste management solution that created greater advantages. Christian Zander, performance support manager at ROC, named one of the main plus points: ”Thanks to the introduction of REMONDIS’ waste management concept, which involves, among other things, an ongoing optimisation of our processes, our work has been made so much easier.”
All of the services that REMONDIS provides for Esso are coordinated by a central contact person
On behalf of its customer, ROC, REMONDIS provides more than 200 Esso petrol stations with a comprehensive range of services. Focus here is put on segregating, collecting, transporting and recycling the many different types of materials they generate. Considerable volumes are handled over a period of twelve months. On average, REMONDIS sends 1,529 tonnes of waste for materials or thermal recycling each year.
One of REMONDIS' tasks is to collect waste materials
In addition, 1,156 tonnes of paper, card and cardboard are collected and recycled. On top of this are a further 690 tonnes of organic materials, such as food waste or expired food from the petrol stations’ convenience stores. Other services include collecting oily liquids from the businesses. Thanks to its extensive network of branches, REMONDIS is close to its customers and able to provide all the services itself.
The services for the network of petrol stations have been adapted to meet their individual needs.
”By drawing up an integral concept for all of ROC’s forecourts, we have created both internal and external synergies,” explained Christoph Haub, key account manager at REMONDIS. ”We are, for example, continuously optimising the way the various materials are separated at each forecourt. This creates more eco-friendly and sustainable processes because the better the sorting process is, the better it is for the environment.”
Drivers are able to purchase a whole range of everyday products at the Esso petrol stations run by Retail Operating Company Deutschland GmbH (ROC). The forecourts’ modern ”Snack & Shop” and ”On the Run” convenience stores sell a wide selection of food and specialty coffees – ranging from fresh snacks and drinks to tobacco products, newspapers and magazines. Corporate clients have additional advantages if they use an Esso card for their fleet of vehicles. This is accepted by more than 13,000 petrol stations in 21 European countries.
Operating a system that focuses on recycling helps to reduce consumption of primary raw materials and energy and to cut greenhouse gas emissions. The actual concrete contribution that Esso makes towards the environment by helping to conserve natural resources and prevent climate change has been documented by REMONDIS in a sustainability certificate. This process involves a detailed analysis of all the individual stages of the various services provided. It uses a method that enables the ecological advantages to be scientifically proven and evaluated.
Dominique Poetsch, Territory Manager, and Christoph Haub, Key Account Manager at REMONDIS, are delighted with the long-term cooperation agreement which also promotes sustainability