Circulatory systems

Smart Recycling

Zero Waste:
We will reuse, recycle or recover the volume of waste that accumulates in the corporation by a significant percentage by the end of 2025.

Food Waste:
We will reduce our food waste at the Schwarz Group by 50 percent by the end of 2030.

84%

of all waste is recycled, reused, fermented or composted. This is the equivalent to 2,260,678 tons (2019)

Implementation and Measures

The Vision of REset Plastic:
“Less Plastic – closed Loops” is also systematically pursued against an economic backdrop. In this context, we are the first retail group to commit to use up to 20 % less plastic, to make 100 % of our private label packaging maximum recyclable, and to use an average of 20 % recycled material in our own-brand plastic packaging by 2025 in all countries and business units – starting from production, procurement, and logistics and ending with disposal and waste management.

Implementation and Measures