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Production processes

Zero Waste to Landfill


The first company to be verified for Zero Waste to Landfill

Since 2008, DAF has had a Zero Waste to Landfill policy at its locations in the Netherlands and Belgium. This means that all waste is recycled, used as raw material, or used to generate energy. For example, steel shot waste is re-used in road construction projects or other civil works. Even coffee grounds are fermented to biogas and the residue is used as soil conditioner or incinerated for energy recovery. All this has been achieved through partnerships with waste transport and processing companies. Thanks to these initiatives,

DAF is the first company to be assessed and verified for Zero Waste to Landfill by Lloyd’s Register


Reducing packaging

DAF continuously works to reduce packaging and packaging waste. One of the ways we do this is through returnable packaging material. In our Sheet Metal Components shop the amount of packaging waste has been reduced by using recyclable packaging. 

Other examples of recent projects: 

  • Used packaging material from the Engine Plant is supplied to the Sheet Metal Components Plant and reused.
  • In the Engine Plant four layers of cardboard were used per pallet of cylinder blocks, after which the cardboard was thrown away. Due to a quick check, the cardboard layers are reused now, resulting in a 50% saving.  

All DAF production plants have internal targets to reduce the amount of packaging waste. DAF has continuous attention to use pool packaging instead of one way packaging.