• Sustainability

    By incorporating sustainable business practices into our operations, we can make a positive impact on the planet while serving our customers' needs.


Crafting a Sustainable Legacy for the Next Generation

At QR Metals, we are committed to promoting environmental stewardship and sustainability in the metals recycling industry. We believe that by incorporating sustainable business practices into our operations, we can make a positive impact on the planet while serving our customers' needs. We adhere to strict guidelines and implement efficient technologies to ensure that we limit the environmental impact of the recycling process. By efficiently recycling metals recovered from incinerator bottom ash, we help conserve primary resources and minimize the amount of metals ending up in landfills. 

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Sustainable business practices

At QR Metals, sustainability is not just a buzzword; it is at the core of our decision-making process. Whilst we work within our value chain towards the wider circular economy, we also recognise the importance of looking inwards at our own operations. We continuously strive to improve and innovate our sustainable business practices to minimise our environmental impact while delivering high-quality products and services to our customers. 

  1. Prioritising Efficiency
    Across the business, we are constantly looking for innovative ways to become more efficient. Transportation is a significant contributor to greenhouse gas emissions. By organising our transport close to the input source, we aim to limit our carbon footprint by taking a more efficient approach across our supply chain. The responsible use of energy is another priority for us. As an operational company, it's important for us to maintain and operate our facilities as efficiently as possible. This requires constant investment in technology and the use of appropriate energy alternatives.
  2. Repurposed Premises
    In Maastricht, we have utilised an existing building for our business operations. By repurposing such structures, we can minimise the need for new construction and reclaim existing urban space without needing to expand into underdeveloped areas.   
  3. Closed-loop water system
    Water is a valuable resource, and we are committed to its responsible use. By implementing a closed-loop water system at our sites, we aim to minimise water consumption by collecting and using rain water. 
  4. Community Engagement
    We strongly believe in actively engaging with the communities in which we operate. We strive to build strong relationships with local stakeholders, including customers, suppliers, employees, and surrounding communities. Through open and regular communication, we aim to address environmental concerns, provide educational resources, and promote sustainable business practices beyond our operations.
  5. Compliance and Certifications
    We strictly adhere to all relevant environmental and safety regulations to ensure our operations meet or exceed the industry standards. Our commitment is further supported by various certifications such as the ISO9001, which validates our efforts in responsible recycling for Quality and Management.


Together, let's build a more sustainable future.