Waste Management (Wastewater, Landfill)

GE takes great care to ensure that the waste it generates goes to recycling, treatment and disposal facilities that meet the company’s standards, a standard significantly more protective of the environment and worker safety than local legal minimums.

GE's waste to value solution is the only W2V solution ecomangination certified. GE is constantly investing in innovative technologies to help you meet industrial and environmental challenges head-on.

Industry Considerations

To ensure GE facilities use the best waste management vendors available, the company operates a Waste Site Qualification Program (WSQP) that requires auditing and pre-approval of locally permitted facilities before operations can use them. In 2009, GE expanded its coverage of the WSQP to over 500 countries where GE has manufacturing locations. GE has integrated into its Operational Leader EHS training materials information on how to use lean manufacturing techniques to identify waste-reduction opportunities. Additionally, GE teams and operations are continually working to implement pollution-prevention projects where reasonably practicable. GE also tracks any spill on or from a site that is reportable to regulatory authorities.