BSD - Brazil

Socially Inclusive Waste Recycling

Contract: 2018.08
Resource Efficiency

Socially Inclusive Waste Recycling

Project Type:

Pilot Project


Resource Efficiency



Project State:


Project Start:

April 2018

End of Project:

Planned 2019


B&SD Business and Social Development GmbH (BSD Consulting), Zurich,, Beat Grüninger

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Swiss Contribution

BSD Consulting has proven long-term experience in implementing sustainable supply chains, social certifications and green technologies. BSD Consulting Group has established important partnerships with international agenda setters such as the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC), Social Accountability International (SAI) and the Global Clean Tech Cluster Association (GCCA).


This project will help local companies improve the amount of material they recycle, to better manage their waste streams and to comply with national regulations regarding recycling. Second, it will formalize and improve the working conditions and incomes of waste pickers in Brazil. Under the leadership of BSD Consulting Switzerland and in close collaboration with HM Sustainability Consulting, Johnson & Johnson, HP and Kimberly Clark, BSD Consulting Brazil will coordinate and manage the project while acting as the local implementing partner. The program will initiate waste streams with a fully auditable mass balance system to five cooperatives in the region of São Paulo and provide technical support, training and application of the SA8000 Standard utilizing the Social Fingerprinting methodology of Social Accountability International (SAI).