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Reclay's correct declarations reconfirmed by auditors

Reclay's dual system has correctly declared its quantities for 2016.

Cologne, 15 September 2017.

Reclay’s dual system has correctly declared its quantities for 2016. The system auditor responsible has certified an almost 100% compliance of the declarations to the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce (Deutschen Industrie- und Handelskammertag or DIHK) and the clearing centre. Together with the Der Grüner Punkt, BellandVision and Interseroh, Reclay is committed to market transparency. As announced last week Reclay again asked for an audit of its 2016 quantity declarations which have already been verified by the system auditor responsible. The reason is the recently published balance of the German Chambers of Industry and Commerce, according to which there are significant differences between the DIHK dual system figures and the actual volumes declared to the clearing centre in reporting year 2016 – resulting in substantial economic harm for all those system operators and their clients operating compliant to law.

The result of the inspection by the system auditor: The deviation in the case of lightweight packaging (LVP) is only 98 tonnes. This corresponds to only 0.1 percent of the total of 89,448 tonnes which was not declared to the clearing centre. In the case of glass, the difference was 67 tonnes; for paper/cardboard/cardboard boxes 449 tonnes. “These differences only refer to retrospective quantity adjustments and client’s follow-up quantities after 30 April 2017” according to the certification of the system auditor.
“The numbers confirm that our company has declared all quantities according to the law. We will of course post-declare the minimal deviations and pay the relevant fees at the clearing centre”, said Raffael A. Fruscio, managing partner of the Reclay Group, explaining the result. “It is now the turn of the other dual systems to create transparency and publish their figures. To ensure fair competition until the packaging law enters into force it is furthermore essential that all system operators sign the new clearing contract.”

About the Reclay Group
The Reclay Group is an internationally operating service provider in the field of recycling and recyclables management. With a workforce of 220 employees based at 12 locations worldwide, the medium-sized, owner-led group helps over 3,000 customers from industry, trade and commerce achieve their environmental goals and fulfil their product responsibility. The Reclay Group develops individual take-back and recycling schemes for different types of waste, such as sales and transport packaging, and advises companies and governments on establishing waste management systems. The group also manages the processing and use of recycled materials, thus supplying the economy with important secondary raw materials. Specialist subsidiaries cover the entire value chain of waste management and recycling – with the aim of keeping recyclable materials in a closed loop system for as long as possible. The group was founded in 2002 by principal shareholders Martin Schürmann and Raffael A. Fruscio. In the 2016 financial year, the Reclay Group generated sales of €171 million.