Zaļā josta Board joined by Guntars Levics

06 Mar 2024

To streamline the CleanR Grupa corporate governance model and enhance the efficiency of its extended producer responsibility (EPR) system provider Zaļā josta, the company’s board is joined by Guntars Levics, a seasoned professional in the waste management business. Levics will also continue performing his member of the board duties at CleanR Grupa.

Zaļā josta is an EPR system provider which takes care of packaging waste, environmentally hazardous goods, electric and electronic appliances, providing companies with an opportunity to obtain a 100% Natural Resource Tax exemption and making sure that the waste generated by their economic activity is collected and recycled. To improve its development strategy, in 2022, CleanR Grupa, as a company shaping Latvia’s circular economy, concluded a deal, acquiring a majority stake in Zaļā josta.

Juris Gulbis, Chairman of the Board at CleanR Grupa: “To effectively pursue the green aims of our country and the European Green Deal, as well as to implement an EPR system in new areas, for example, in textile and disposable plastics management, we are strengthening the Zaļā josta management capacity. Guntars Levics boasts a wide experience in municipal waste management in Latvia, which will be a valuable contribution to the development of Zaļā josta and the industry as a whole.”

The Zaļā josta shareholders include AS CleanR Grupa (55%) and AS BAO (45%).

For 20 years now, Zaļā josta has been a steady and reliable partner to Latvian companies with respect to EPR system implementation according to the European Green Deal aims. The company has earned trust among its clients and business partners and has developed efficient environmental education programs, which are an essential part of the management of packaging and other waste.

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