Stadler shares its vision of the recycling industry and strategic priorities

Meet an increasingly global demand for recycling plants

The demand for recycling is spreading across the world, and Stadler has expanded its activities in Latin America and in the United States to meet this need. In 2022 it completed the latest in a series of MSW sorting facilities in Brazil. The company also opened a new sales and service office in Mexico City, where it has already built a number of plants, including two large-scale facilities. Its subsidiary in the United States had a breakthrough in 2022 and is now supplying systems across the country. Stadler is investing in increasing its capacity at its production facilities in Germany and Slovenia in order to meet the growing demands of its historical and new markets.

Sustainability is in Stadler's DNA

“Stadler is all about sustainability, starting from our very business model: as a specialist in waste sorting systems for the waste disposal and recycling industry, we provide an important infrastructure for the development of a circular economy. Effective waste sorting is the basic prerequisite for efficient recycling,” says Willi Stadler. “What’s more, with every recyclable material sorting plant we build, thousands of tons of CO2 are saved. Just to give an example, a household waste sorting plant that treats 100,000 tons of input material per year saves about 100,000 tons of CO2 equivalents.” In 2022, Stadler’s achievements in sustainability have been recognized with the Sustainability Today Industry Excellence Award.

Stadler is also focused on sustainability in its operations: “We are a medium-d family business with 230 years of history, and we have been acting sustainably on our own initiative. As a member of the UN Global Compact, we are committed to sustainability and to the ten principles of sustainable business for the benefit of all people, today and in the future.” The company has adopted a modern energy management concept and is currently focusing on energy saving and self-sufficiency. For example, in 2023 it plans to extend its 88 kWp photovoltaic system with an additional 750 kWp.

The company’s sustainability extends to corporate governance and financial sustainability. It reinvests annual surpluses and ensures a high equity ratio, so that it is able to overcome economically unfavorable situations and protect its partnerships with customers, employees, suppliers and the local community. “Through our sustainable approach, we create an environment that fosters a high sense of purpose in our employees, who feel invested in the company,” says Willi Stadler. “At the same time, we are able to support our business partners in difficult times such as we are experiencing.”