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Bywaters is the UK’s most sustainable waste management company, helping businesses reduce emissions and increase recycling rates. As well as helping others succeed in sustainability, Bywaters has worked with the Planet Mark for seven years to reduce its own emissions.
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7 years




Absolute carbon reduction

Reporting Boundary: Cipinang Central Rice
Market (Jakarta), Pamanukan Factory (West
Java), Sidoarjo Warehouse & Distribution
Center (East Java)

Emission sources: Electricity, fuel, packaging

Reporting Period: 1 Jan 2019 –31 Dec 2019


Carbon reduction per employee


Total carbon footprint

3,297.7 tCO2e

Total Social Value



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Certification story

Bywaters, the UK’s most sustainable waste management company, helping businesses from all sectors reduce emissions and increase recycling rates, has achieved Planet Mark certification.

This is Bywaters’ seventh year of business carbon footprint reporting and Planet Mark certification. It first calculated the carbon footprint of its head office, MRF and transfer station sites for the year ending December 2013.

Bywaters’ total carbon footprint for the year ending December 2019 was 3,297.7 tCO2e, a decrease of 6.5% from the year ending 2018. The relative carbon footprint was 7.1 tCO2e per employee, a decrease of 25.3% compared to the year ending 2018.  

Bywaters has saved carbon equal to stopping 114 tonnes coal being burned.

Bywaters has also measured its Social Value contribution. Bywaters’ Social Value contribution for the year ending 2019 was £104,660. It reported on 12 Social Value measures with the top three contributors being committing to practices that improve staff wellbeing, saving CO2 emissions in comparison to the previous year and providing jobs to people with disabilities. 

Steve Malkin
Planet Mark
“Bywaters has surpassed expectations. The company can have a huge impact on sustainability, not just in the fantastic work they do in their own business operations, but in its ability to engage its stakeholders and bring them on a sustainability journey, too. I’m delighted to see that Bywaters is doing just that – creating a wave of change that has real momentum behind it. The results from this year are evidence of the spirit within the company to make a positive impact. Congratulations to all involved.”

Certification story

At the core of Bywaters is its commitment to sustainability. This goes beyond its own environmental initiatives and extends into working to improve the society in which we live. Bywaters has a dedicated team of Green Gurus who act as sustainability consultants for its clients, helping them on their sustainability journey. The company also takes an active approach to social responsibility, working with charities and communities to help create a better world. From beach cleans to help provide free meals using food that would otherwise go to waste, the company is always trying to increase the positive impact it has as a UK company. 

Waste management companies are well placed to engage businesses throughout the Decade of Action. As companies increasingly look to responsible waste processes, companies in the space can assist in a number of ways. First, offering sustainable waste services will become both a business and environmental opportunity. Second, utilising expertise to help companies make sensible decisions, in both their waste and earlier in their supply chains, allows waste management companies to have an ecological impact well beyond their own operations.

Future targets

Reduce carbon footprint by 5% annually

As part of the Planet Mark certification, Bywaters has committed to make a year-on-year reduction.

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