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About us

About us

Our Vision
Cleaner world; better lives.

Our Mission
To be the best environmental services company, delivering effective and sustainable solutions in emerging markets.

Our Values
Deliver, care, inspire.

Averda Worldwide

Averda is the leading waste management and recycling company in the emerging world, operating in India, the Middle East and Africa. We provide a wide range of waste and recycling services to over 60,000 clients - large and small - across the private and public sectors. These include the municipal authorities of major cities and household names in a wide range of sectors including oil & gas, automotive, retail and hospitality. Founded in 1964 and headquartered in Dubai, Averda increasingly focuses on providing sustainable solutions which extract value from waste, reducing the use of the planet’s limited natural resources and driving the circular economy. Our portfolio of services spans from collecting bins and cleaning city streets to sorting, composting, recycling and disposing of household waste as well as safely managing highly regulated hazardous waste streams including medical waste and dangerous chemicals. We have recently increased our investments in sustainable waste treatment capabilities, with the goal of providing circular recovery options in all locations where we operate. Averda currently employs over 14,000 people worldwide including around 1,500 in South Africa, helping to provide secure employment among the communities we serve. Protection of environmental and human health our highest priority, and we operate in full compliance with international standards for quality control wherever it operates, currently: UAE, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Morocco, South Africa, Congo and India. In all the locations where we work, Averda seeks to support local people through education, CSR programmes and local employment.

Averda in South Africa

Averda started operating in South Africa in 2015, having identified great potential in the country, both in terms of highly qualified and motivated employees and the opportunity to make a significant and positive impact in the way waste is managed.

Through a combination of acquiring and integrating existing businesses, including a healthcare waste company and an existing collections company, and targeted investments to develop our own facilities and services, we have built a country-wide company able to provide end-to-end waste management and recycling solution for most types of waste. We are now one of South Africa’s leading waste management providers, investing heavily in sustainable solutions and technologies to build a better future.


Averda South Africa (Pty) Ltd is a level 2 contributor to B-BBEE as per B-BBEE Act 52 of 2003.

We are committed to ensuring that all B-BBEE scorecard elements are actively managed throughout our business to achieve the highest level possible.