Interwaste's people are a key pillar within the business. Therefore, the company promotes consistent growth and individual excellence, while ensuring the safety and job satisfaction of each staff member.
Interwaste's track record of achievements in Occupational Health and Safety, as well as the large amount of long-standing employees is testament to the importance the business places on the continued wellbeing of their people.1. Skills Development
Interwaste actively promotes workplace equality and seeks to eliminate any form of discrimination as well as strives to create opportunities for continued learning and advancement within the company, by enabling training and promotion opportunities.2. Encouraging dialogue and communication
Interwaste aim to inspire and enable individuals to achieve personal goals,
creating mutually productive relationships within the company. As such, transparent communication with employees is a critical pillar within human resource development priorities.3. Labour Legislation
Interwaste's employment and labour principles and conditions exceed all current legislation and industry standards. Staff members employed in areas demanding protective clothing and equipment are provided with the best the industry has to offer.
Interwaste believes that mutually beneficial partnerships is a crucial element in creating long-term growth and business sustainability.
Through ensuring a customer's waste management process is cost effective, efficient and sustainable, the organisation is able to drive forth a trust relationship where their customers know that they will do what they say they will.1. Customer partnerships: 2. Community partnerships:
A focus on uplifting the environment is not complete without considering the opportunities available for community upliftment too. Enterprise Development and CSI therefore form critical pillars to Interwaste's commitment to the community and as such,
they have partnerships within the community that are taken very seriously and which they always look to expand on.a) Enterprise Development:
Interwaste enables self-sustaining SMME ventures through the transfer of business skills and the provision of start-up resources.Mangena Recycling and Cleaning Services:
This is a 100% black-owned company, made possible by Interwaste and contributed to by Airports Company South Africa (ACSA) which aims to develop job opportunities and entrepreneurial skills within the recycling field.
In June 2014, Interwaste set up this business (including a recycling plant and equipment) for the community members of the neighbouring rural township - Dikhthole Designed to educate those involved around environmental awareness, each of the 81 employees within the business has been trained in an array of different fields including: machine operations, health and safety, fire marshalling, first aid and the identification of varying waste streams.
All waste is collected from ACSA daily and is brought to the sorting warehouse where employees of Mangena sort and manage the waste, for recycling, reuse or disposal. To this end, all revenues generated from this business are allocated to Mangena accordingly.
Interwaste provide the following, at no cost to the company, to ensure the sustainability and support of this organisation and its people.
Interwaste implemented an initiative to create employment for members of the previously disadvantaged community of the Sappi Village at Ngodwana, Mpumalanga. Interwaste provided a plant, equipment and working capital to a black female member of the community - enabling her initiate a waste recycling operation in the local area. She currently employs more than five people in what is now a profitable, sustainable business operation.b) CSI Initiatives:
The Interwaste Tops & Tags project is run through the community (churches, corporates, schools, individuals and charities) and encourages people to bring plastic bread tags and bottle tops from home for recycle. The more tops and tags collected, the closer the entity gets towards their goal of earning a wheelchair, which can then be donated to a registered recipient of their choice.
The process is simple, for every specified number of kg's of bottle tops and bread tags Interwaste receives from participants, one registered recipient receives a wheelchair. To date, we have not only collected approximately 81 900kg of tops and tags, but have also donated 273 wheelchairs to those in need - since inception of the initiative in 2011. This is part of the company's larger strategy, in using their business model in innovative ways to give back to the community/s in which they operate.Casa Caritas
There is a dire need to assist charities that provide selfless life-long care to physically and mentally disabled people. As a family business, one that is dedicated to their staff and their well-being, Interwaste understand that there are many families out there who live in far more difficult circumstances and believe that supporting those in need is a key value. In 2010, the company started working with Casa Caritas in support of Interwaste's staff that have family members living at the home and to date (June 2015), have donated over R380 000 to support this home as well as provided facility upgrades in a number of different areas of requirement.
Alan co-founded Interwaste with his wife, Bronwyn, in 1989. Over the past 26 years Alan has acquired an in-depth knowledge of the waste management sector. He is renowned for innovative waste management solutions and his drive to continually provide better service levels to customers.
Alan involved himself daily in the operations of the business from customer relations right through to the development of new facilities and innovative service offerings.
Rajas Pillay heads up the group Human Resources Department.
She has more than 19 years’ experience in HR strategy; transformation; corporate legal and employee relations matters.
Rajas holds the following qualifications: BA; BProc; Advanced Diploma and Master’s degree in Labour Law and Employee Relations and has also passed the Attorneys Board Exam.
Allen is also the head of the Safety, Health and Environment Department.
Allen is an attorney with BA and LLB degrees and diplomas in Tax Practice and Business Administration.
Allen has over 16 years’ experience in the fields of litigation, commercial law and corporate governance.
Dan Nkomo has been with the organisation for 22 years.
He has extensive knowledge of waste management, operations and logistics. Dan enjoys time out in the field with staff and ensuring operations run smoothly and timely.
Graeme Bayford oversees the coastal operations in South Africa
He has been active in the waste industry for the past 12 years and is passionate about providing holistic solutions to his customers.
Graeme holds a National Diploma in Forestry.
Hennie has been involved in waste management for the last 20 years
He Holds a MBA (GIBS) and is passionate about finding the most effective solution in transporting waste from the customer to end destination.
Jason McNeil has been with the organisation for 20 years.
Jason holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (GIBS) and is currently completing an MBA (GIBS 2016).
He has spent the last 20 years in the operational management of environmental solutions in South Africa.
Leon is responsible for the Group’s landfill business.
He obtained a National Diploma in soil conservation in 1983 and a National Higher Diploma in Irrigation. He joined Fraser Alexander Waste in 1989 as Operations Manager responsible for the operation and management of landfills.
After the acquisition of Waste-Tech by Fraser Alexander he was seconded to Waste-tech as Landfill Manager. In 1995 he obtained a Diploma in Road Transport through the Rand Afrikaans University.
Mike Nicholls holds a B.Sc. Honours degree from the University of KZN.
Mike heads up a team of professional scientists who are at the forefront of alternative technologies for waste management in SA.
His division is responsible for ensuring the waste Interwaste manages is assessed, classified and managed in a manner that is environmentally sound, legally compliant and sustainable.