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In December 2019, REMONDIS officially became a shareholder of SEMARDEL, a French company jointly owned by public and private sector partners (SEM = Société d’Économie Mixte) with extensive know-how in the areas of collecting, treating and recycling residual materials along the whole of the supply chain. REMONDIS is, therefore, now contributing its comprehensive expertise to the largest public private partnership operating in this sector in France. From now on, SEMARDEL and REMONDIS will be working together to promote resource conservation in the Île-de-France region, helping to create a more sustainable future.
Founded in 1984, SEMARDEL – just like REMONDIS – closes material cycles by recovering substances and returning them to production cycles as recycled materials and energy. Each year, SEMARDEL processes more than 1.6 million tonnes of municipal and commercial residual materials from France’s most heavily populated region, Île-de-France. Besides collecting municipal waste, recycling commercial waste and producing substitute fuels and compost, SEMARDEL also generates 250,000 MWh of energy and heat every year. SEMARDEL employs more than 550 people who are out and about serving their customers every day. REMONDIS’ collaboration with SEMARDEL sees it working with the Caisse des Dépôts and EDF (Électricité de France) as well as 17 French local authorities, associations and districts including SYCTOM and SIREDOM, Grand Paris Sud, Coeur d’Essonne and the Département Essonne.
Eric Braive, Chair of SEMARDEL’s Board of Directors
Eric Braive, Chair of SEMARDEL’s board of directors, commented: “REMONDIS joining SEMARDEL bears witness to the great confidence placed in our public-private venture. This opens up new opportunities to improve recycling systems and contribute towards the energy switch in our region by diversifying into and growing the amount of renewable energy we produce.” SEMARDEL is the first public private partnership that REMONDIS has entered into in France: “It is a great honour that SEMARDEL chose us to be their partner and that we were able to convince them of our high levels of water management and recycling expertise. Thanks to this new partnership, the REMONDIS Group will be able to continue its strategy of helping French local authorities and developing further collaborations in France,” said Pierre-André Vasseur, managing director of REMONDIS SAS. The foundation stone has already been laid with the Group’s numerous successful public private partnerships in many other countries.