Recycling all types of waste

Valoriser les déchets de toute nature

Since 2009, LIS France has optimised waste, an essential cornerstone of a sustainable environmental policy.

Located in Cérences, Normandy, this Lesaffre subsidiary specialising in the provision of industrial services in food ingredients has undertaken to recycle all types of waste, from cardboard to plastic and other materials such as scrap iron, stainless steel and oil. The goal was to increase the recycling rate of ordinary industrial waste, i.e. non-inert non-hazardous waste generated by companies.

A proactive approach

The initial impetus was a proactive drive to meet the targets set by the Grenelle Environment Round Table on waste management and recycling. In 2009, 24% of the waste generated was recycled, the rest going to industrial landfills.


The goal at the time was to achieve a 45% recycling rate by 2015.  With all of the teams mobilised, recycled waste rose from 24% to 64% between 2009 and 2015.

Staff involvement

LIS France takes into account the percentage of waste recycling to educate and involve employees in waste management. This figure is one of the indicators used to calculate employee profit-sharing.

Thanks to targeted communication, the teams are now fully aware of the benefits of optimising sourcing, minimising the placement of organic waste in landfills and using a methanisation system.