Sortera

Sustainable cities and communities

Company details

Year Aquired

2016

Location

Sweden

Revenue (2018)

974 mSEK

Sector

Recycling

Employees

303

Investment Themes

Resource Efficiency

Contact

If you want to know more about Sortera please contact Hannah Gunvor Jacobsen at: hannah.jacobsen@summaequity.com

Sortera is a leading, complete waste management provider with focus on recycling, efficiency and sustainability. It is one of the largest and leading niche providers of construction and industrial waste solutions in Sweden focusing on new build and RMI (renovation, maintenance and improvement) with an innovative approach which minimizes the environmental footprint.

 

Challenge

On average, each individual requires over 13 tons of material a year to support their lifestyle. Only 5% of the value of this material is recovered. There is overconsumption of the resources available on the planet, and the energy consumption and CO2 emissions continue to be high in both extraction and production processes.

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of the value of primary materials are lost after the first lifecylce
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global average material footprint per person

How do we solve it?

Sortera handled 1.8 million tons of waste in 2018, across energy recovery, recycling and backfilling operations. In Stockholm, Gothenburg, and Malmö the company has sorting, recycling, processing and temporary storage facilities to enable a circular economy. Sortera’s operations result in net CO2 savings of 37k tons yearly. This is equivalent to saving 86k barrels of oil or taking 8k passenger vehicles off the road for a year.

 

How do we improve?

165k tons went to energy recovery in 2018 against 15k tons to material recycling. By recovering a higher share of the mixed waste, plastic and wood for material re-use, resource scarcity is better addressed and CO2 emissions will be further reduced.

 

Value creation

Through its industrial processes, Sortera is able to turn waste into valuable resources. This allows critical material to be re-used and also contributes significant CO2 savings. Not only is this beneficial to the environment but also increases the company’s revenues and margins, thus enhancing the long-term attractiveness of the business.

Year Aquired

2016

Revenue (2018)

974 mSEK

Employees

303

Investment Themes

Resource Efficiency

Sector

Recycling

Location

Sweden

Contact

If you want to know more about Sortera please contact Hannah Gunvor Jacobsen at: hannah.jacobsen@summaequity.com

Website

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SDG Alignment
SDG Wheel
SDG 6
SDG 11
SDG 12
SDG 13
KPI reporting
SDG 8

Revenue

Million SEK
2018
+20%
974
2017
815
SDG 11

TONS OF WASTE HANDLED

Including backfilling materials
2018
1.8M
NA
SDG 12

MATERIAL RECOVERY

Backfilling, Energy Recycling & Material Recycling
2018
97%
NA
SDG 13

TONS NET CO2-EQ AVOIDED

Estimated by Normative using the Life Cycle Assessment
2018
37K
NA

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