Local waste business expands into Africa

Posted On Saturday, 10 March 2012 02:00 Published by eProp Commercial Property News
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Don’t Waste Services (DWS), the largest on-site waste management company in South Africa, has announced plans to open offices in African countries that include Zambia, Swaziland, Botswana, Mauritius and Kenya

Jeremy DroymanThis  is according to CEO, Jeremy Droyman, who said DWS, established 18 years ago, would open offices “in conjunction with clients as they require waste management services into Africa”.

He said the company had recently opened offices in Mauritius, where it had landed waste management contracts with “two new shopping centres”. He said the company is currently “on a progressive marketing and pitching campaign, with a growing contract pipeline in Mauritius”.

“Mauritius is still a small market for us in terms of revenue, but we do expect fairly rapid growth during the next 12 months. But right now, the contracts will not have a marked impact on revenue.

“We have, over the years, continued to invest in technology and business processes and are now in a position to export this business process blueprint to countries in Africa, expanding on the back of clients who are looking at improving waste management outside of the country.  Our existing clients want the same level of control that they have nationally with our operating system internationally at their remote sites. Our full mobile integration has made this possible.”

He said waste management is becoming increasingly important in South Africa and companies, most notably listed companies, are being compelled to “provide transparent sustainability reports with regards to social responsibilities and the environment – and this includes waste management.”

“Waste management is increasingly finding its way onto company agendas and into their boardrooms and we are seeing a lot more legislation and a lot more willingness on the part of companies to play their part when it comes to protecting the environment. Since the introduction of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) in South Africa in 2007, for instance, there has been an increase in the number of companies reporting their carbon emissions.”

The CDP is a global project that collates carbon emissions information from selected companies on a voluntary basis. Companies listed on the JSE are “requested” to take part in the CDP.

The company - is active in the mining, retail, hospitality, healthcare and large industry markets and currently provides waste minimisation services to 300 corporate clients across their portfolios of sites. Don’t Waste currently services 8000 retailers and recycles thousands of metric tons of material for its clients annually saving them over 80 million rand since 2008.

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