Organic waste reporting – the value is in the data

Many of South Africa’s largest companies, JSE-listed especially, are required to include a ‘sustainability’ section in their annual reports. More investors, shareholders and auditing companies expect tangible evidence that these companies are operating responsibly to reduce their environmental impacts and be more sustainable. 

At the centre of sustainability reporting is waste reporting, and organic waste data is at the centre of waste reporting. How much organic waste is produced, and how much is diverted from landfill? Organic waste in many municipalities across South Africa is being treated as a priority waste stream, and diversion through alternative waste treatment (AWT), like composting, is being encouraged through lifting the regulations around AWT. With this, there is a greater expectation placed on big companies to divert their organic waste stream and report on it.

Good sustainability reporting is more than just describing the systems you have in place to manage waste, it is about recording the data that allows you to track your performance over time. For example, how much organic waste was generated and diverted this financial year compared to the last financial year? This is what potential investors, shareholders and the general public look at. 

An important component of BiobiN is recording the on-site data to show how much organic waste is diverted and processed into compost. Together, our clients have diverted 1500 tonnes of organic waste from landfill.

To find out more about using BiobiN as an AWT method and how we can help you record your organic waste data, visit 

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