Envac in brief

Envac AB is one of the leading environmental technology companies in Sweden and the global leader in the vacuum waste collection industry.

Envac invented the automated waste collection system in 1961. Today the systems are in operation all over the world - in residential areas, business premises, town centres, industrial kitchens, hospitals and at airports.

The system is a part of the urban infrastructure, just like electricity, sewage, water supply etc. The technology is, in all meanings of the word, a sustainable solution.

Envac has 35 offices in 22 countries in and the group is organized in six business regions:

  • China
  • Korea & Australia
  • Middle East & India
  • North Europe
  • South East Asia
  • South Europe & Americas

In addition, Envac AB owns Envac Optibag AB, Sweden (100%).

Envac is fully owned by Stena Adactum AB, a company in the Stena Sphere. The Stena Sphere generated total revenue of 55,4 billion SEK in 2017, while profit before tax amounted to 2,4 billion SEK. The number of employees is approximately 19,000.

President & CEO of Envac AB is Mr Joakim Karlsson, and Chairman of the Board Mr Christer Öjdemark.

Mission and vision

  • Our mission is to contribute to a better urban environment by offering rational and sustainable waste collection systems and services.
  • Underground waste collection systems will become a utility and a natural part of the cities’ and the buildings’ infrastructure.

Group environmental policy

Envac’s mission is to contribute to a better urban environment by offering rational and sustainable waste collection systems and services. One of our strategic goals is to offer a waste collection with the best environmental performance.

Envac strives towards having as little impact on our surrounding environment as possible, beyond complying with local environmental law.

The impacts included in the scope are emissions to air and water, use of resources, energy use and transports.

Through an active environmental management system the environmental impact from systems and services can be reduced. This is done by continually developing our products and services.

Quality and ISO9001


We aim to be viewed as a proficient and reliable partner in automated waste collection. We will make every endeavour to improve sustainability levels in the development, design and utilisation of our systems. When it comes to technology, proficiency, know-how, quality and support we want to be recognised as the global leader. Our quality system is based on ISO 9001:2015 requirements. We continue to improve Envac’s quality systems in partnership with our customers and those within the organisation.

Certificate of approval

The Envac Group is certified according to ISO9001:2015 standards by Lloyd’s Register Quality Assurance.

Code of conduct

Our Code of Conduct puts a special emphasis on the ethical behaviour of our staff. In an environment often accused of unethical behaviour such as bribes, corruption and rigged competition, it is important to clearly state that Envac does not, under any circumstances, tolerate such behaviour or activities.

We respect competitors, suppliers, customers, users and other partners and expect them to follow the same high ethical standards as we do.

The Code of Conduct further stresses the importance of internal work ethics. Correct behaviour, respect and tolerance are necessary ingredients in an internationally expanding organisation as ours.