Tue 21 Nov 2023

Lara van Druten, CEO The Waste Transformers and Yannick Morillon, CEO Catering International & Services (CIS),  represented by Loïc Souron, CIO CIS, sign the Memorandum of Understanding at the construction hall of The Waste Transformers.

Amsterdam, Netherlands - November 17, 2023 - The Waste Transformers and CIS Group, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The companies join forces in a groundbreaking cooperation aimed at reducing operational emissions as CIS Group’s role as Integrated Service Provider for the management of remote sites located in onshore environments. This strategic partnership not only addresses the pressing issue of food waste management in remote locations, but also aligns with global efforts to embrace cleaner, more sustainable practices in the mining industry.

A sustainable alliance for global impact

CIS Group secured this year important contracts in South America, West Africa and Eurasia, benefiting from sustained sales momentum in all its operating areas worldwide. This commercial dynamism brings its own set of challenges, and the group, aware of its environmental impact, is already implementing a series of actions aimed at guaranteeing maximum efficiency in its operations, while reducing its footprint. In this venture, CIS Group will collaborate with a leading local partner to provide specialized expertise, where food waste could be valorized at the site through the Waste Transformers’ technology.

The Waste Transformers' role in sustainable project valorization

With the MoU in place, The Waste Transformers and CIS Group will work hand in hand on international projects aimed at valorizing food waste in remote locations, starting with project with high potential impact. The Waste Transformer biodigesters aim to be strategically incorporated into the different projects worldwide to convert food waste into clean energy, contributing to a circular economy and reducing the environmental impact of large-scale operations.

"This collaboration goes beyond a business agreement; it's a commitment to environmental stewardship. By integrating The Waste Transformers biodigesters into high-potential large-scale projects, we are not only addressing the challenges of remote food waste management but also pioneering sustainable solutions in regions vital to the global economy," states Yannick Morillon CEO, CIS Group.

A greener tomorrow: Key features of the collaboration

- Circular economy impact: The Waste Transformers' biodigesters play a crucial role in converting food waste into clean energy and diverting food waste from landfill.
- Operational efficiency: Reduction in operational emissions and carbon footprint in large-scale remote projects.
- Global sustainability: The collaboration extends sustainable practices to crucial industries and regions.

"Our partnership with CIS Group marks a significant milestone for The Waste Transformers. The incorporation of our biodigesters into large and remote mining projects is a testament to the scalability and effectiveness of our containerized biodigesters," adds Lara van Druten, CEO at The Waste Transformers.

The Waste Transformers, renowned for their innovative food waste management biodigesters, continue to push the boundaries of what is possible. The collaboration with CIS Group underscores their dedication to driving innovation in sustainability and fostering a global shift towards responsible practices around food waste valorization.

"Innovation and strong partnerships are at the core of what we do. This collaboration allows us to showcase the practical application of our biodigesters in remote projects, contributing to a cleaner and more sustainable future," emphasizes Van Druten.

Lara van Druten, CEO The Waste Transformers and Loïc Souron, CIO CIS Group

Sustainability at the forefront: How a Waste Transformers biodigester works

These state-of-the-art containerized biodigesters utilize food waste, such as food scraps, to produce clean energy on-site, to co-power the remote operations. In the context of mining projects, this means turning the food waste generated at the catering operations into a valuable energy source and natural fertilizer for local usage. Additionally, more awareness is created around food waste reduction and reuse, as still globally over one-third of all food is being wasted.

Joining forces for environmental responsibility

In light of the MoU, both organizations are gearing up to introduce their first Waste Transformers in 2024, in Africa – where waste management is often an issue. By strategically situating on-site biodigesters at the largest work sites, the transportation of food waste to distant landfills will be greatly reduced.

In addition to the direct environmental benefits, the collaboration emphasizes both companies' commitment to environmental responsibility and sustainable business practices. The Waste Transformers and CIS Group aim to set new industry standards for excellence, showcasing how remote facility sites can thrive while also actively contributing to reductions of food waste.

"Our partnership with The Waste Transformers is a game-changer for us and for the industry. We are not just providing services; we are setting a precedent for how large-scale projects can be executed with a keen focus on environmental responsibility," notes Yannick Morillon.

About The Waste Transformers

The Waste Transformers is a Dutch company dedicated to providing innovative on-site solutions in food waste management and valorization. With a focus on transforming food waste into clean energy in their containerized biodigesters placed at clients' sites, The Waste Transformers leads the way in environmental stewardship and green innovation used on-site.

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