Responsible handling of waste

From our production areas to our offices, we have been systematically separating our waste for years.

Wincor Nixdorf has direct influence on waste management at its respective production sites. This follows the principle of "avoid before reuse before recycle, and only then dispose of it". Accordingly, 89% of hazardous waste produced by the company and almost 98% of non-hazardous waste materials were recycled during the period under review. Thus, the remaining waste to be disposed of by the company was minuscule in percentage terms (see table of global waste data for Wincor Nixdorf).

Wincor Nixdorf's approach to waste management:

Wincor Nixdorf's approach to waste management (graphic)Wincor Nixdorf's approach to waste management (graphic)

Recognizing our special responsibilities, we ensure that all waste materials, both hazardous and non-hazardous, are disposed of in the country of origin via qualified waste disposal companies in accordance with the relevant statutory regulations. We do not export waste to other countries.

Our packaging specifications for deliveries of outsourced parts are indicative of how we work to avoid waste. We operate a multi-cycle system where individual components or entire assemblies are delivered in standardized, stackable crates. In line with the exchange principle, empty containers are returned and given back full, so that there are no packaging materials for disposal. This also reduces materials handling.

Total waste increased slightly by 10% compared to the previous reporting period. The reason for this is the increase in hazardous waste for recycling, particularly electronic waste. During the reporting period we cleared out used systems that can no longer be marketed and disposed of used systems after removing service parts.

Hazardous waste (graphic)Hazardous waste (graphic)

Global Wincor Nixdorf waste*

 

 

in 1,000 t

 

2015/2016

2014/2015

2013/2014

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1)

All non-manufacturing locations essentially consist of office and development departments where no significant volume of hazardous waste is produced.

2)

At all non-manufacturing locations, Wincor Nixdorf rents premises, frequently occupying only part of larger rental properties. Waste disposal is not documented on an itemized basis in these cases.

*

These figures relate solely to our production sites.

Total

5.95

5.34

6.29

Hazardous waste for recycling 1)

0.58

0.42

0.39

Hazardous waste for disposal 1)

0.07

0.07

0.03

Non-hazardous waste for recycling 2)

5.20

4.81

5.76

Non-hazardous waste for disposal 2)

0.09

0.05

0.10