Over the past four years, sustainability has become an important part of RGS Nordics’ core business. We are very determined that our business must contribute to a better environment, minimize the CO2 emissions and reduce the consumption of nature’s resources.

Because it is in our DNA, and because it is our duty.

  • The UN has set the upper limit for global warming to 1.5 degrees.

  • The EU is working on a legally binding climate act which sets the target to become CO2 neutral in 2050.

  • The Danish government has adopted a climate act which sets the target to reduce the CO2 emissions by 70 percent in 2030.

Moreover, it is clear that RGS Nordics’ purification and reuse of construction waste, soil and wastewater is part of this solution.

  • According to the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, 45 percent of the CO2 reduction are reachable through an optimized production and circular economy – including reuse.
  • The UN is heading for a more sustainable society in 2030, e.g. with a binding administration of resources, environmental pollution and climate.

  • The EU places demands on quality of reuse, demands on statements of actual reuse as well as demands on use of reused materials.

  • The Danish government’s goal is 80 percent reuse.

What we are already doing and mastering at RGS Nordic is crucial for the realization of the societal goals over the years to come. And we are very dedicated to the cause. Moreover, it is an excellent opportunity to create growth and jobs.

Our customers include those who leave waste- water, soil and construction waste at our plants, and those who purchase processed resources for utilization or reuse.

Our new sustainability strategy consists of 3 pillars.

1. Resources: From waste recipient to raw material supplier

In the future, our customers who leave their waste at our plants will become raw material suppliers. We will strengthen our cooperation with the customers on converting even more construction waste into new applicable construction materials. This is a basic change of our business strategy.

2. Environment: From compliance to quality management

Complying with the environmental regulations is not enough. We have to control and document the quality of our processes and the soil, water and reused raw materials we put into circulation.

3. Climate: From our own CO2 footprint to the
entire value chain

Reduced CO2 emissions is the answer to the climate challenge. Therefore, we want to document our own CO2 footprint and the CO2 profit to our customers as regards the reused materials we put into circulation.

Our ambition is to increase the reuse of construction waste to 80 percent in 2030 as we are moving towards CO
2 neutrality as well.

The strategy was adopted in June 2020 and runs until 2025.