Sanitek Armenia

Summary

Sanitek Armenia (Armenian: Սանիթեք Հայաստան) is the branch of Sanitek International Group[1] – a multinational waste management company headquartered in Lebanon, with strategic alliances in Asia, Europe, and at the United States. Sanitek International was founded in September 2010 in Beirut, and started its operations at Yerevan, the capital of Armenia in December 2014.[2][3][4]

Operations in ArmeniaEdit

Sanitek won the international competition announced by the mayor of Yerevan Taron Margaryan, who initiated the tender to address the long lasting problem[5] of inappropriate and poor garbage collection institution[6] in Yerevan. The company initially invested 10 million euros and employed 150 workers to conduct its operations in several districts of Yerevan. By the end of the year 2015 the company's investments were expected to reach around 20 million euros, and the number of job openings by the company were expected to reach 1100 people.[7] Consequently, Sanitek started to operate at 11 administrative districts of Yerevan out of 12, including Arabkir,[8] Nubarashen,[9] Nor Nork[10] and Erebouni.[11]

ServicesEdit

Sanitek provides wide range of services associated with the waste management, including: sanitary cleaning, garbage collection, winter maintenance, composting, incineration, construction and operation of solid and healthcare waste facilities, construction and management of sanitary landfills.

Corporate structure and leadershipEdit

In December 2014 Sanitek presented Madlen El Bolbol[12] as the head of the Armenian branch of Sanitek company. In August 2015 the company was already presenting one of the shareholders of the company Nicholas Tawil.[13] Later he holds the position of Partner and CEO of Sanitek company up to date.[14][15][16]

Challenges and criticismEdit

In summer 2015 the series of mass protests broke in Yerevan publicly known as Electric Yerevan and Sanitek's garbage bins were used as barricades by the demonstrators causing a considerable damage to the company.[17][18]

During spring and summer 2016 the company reportedly addressed its kind requests to the citizen of Yerevan asking them do not burn or damage Sanitek's bins at the different administrative districts of Yerevan.[19][20][21][22]

Sanitek also faces extra work loads in the city of Yerevan due to common practice of throwing the garbage at places inappropriate for garbage.[23]

Philanthropy and social participationEdit

In April 2016 Sanitek joined several other companies which provide public services in Yerevan to send a humanitarian aid to Nagorno-Karabakh.[24]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sanitek's Profile at ISWA: International Solid Waste Association". www.iswa.org. 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  2. ^ "A new international operator of waste removal and sanitary cleaning has started working". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  3. ^ "Capital Clean-Up: Foreign garbage-removal operator starts work in Yerevan – News | ArmeniaNow.com". www.armenianow.com. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  4. ^ "The works of International garbage disposal operator have been started". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  5. ^ "Transport and garbage are Yerevan's major problems – Armenian urban planning minister". arka.am. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  6. ^ "Solving Armenia's Garbage Dilemma: 15 Communities Have Been Sorting Trash for Five Years – Hetq – News, Articles, Investigations". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  7. ^ Mediamax. "Sanitek to offer garbage removal services in all Yerevan". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  8. ^ ""Sanitek" company is carrying out waste removal and sanitary cleaning activities in Arabkir district as well". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  9. ^ "Nubarashen sanitary cleaning is modernized".
  10. ^ ""Sanitek" starts its services in Nor Nork". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Sanitek Starts Garbage Collection in Yerevan's Erebouni District – Hetq – News, Articles, Investigations". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
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  13. ^ "Nicholas Tawil's interview on Shant TV morning show". www.facebook.com. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  14. ^ ""Սանիտեկ"-ը երևանցիներից ներողություն է հայցում և խոստանում՝ վաղն այլ պատկեր է լինելու – 1in.am".
  15. ^ Արմնյուզ լրատվական հեռուստաալիք (25 January 2016), Երեկոյան Երեվան / Yerekoyan Yerevan /25 01 16 Նիկոլաս Թավիլ, retrieved 15 September 2016
  16. ^ "Նիկոլաս Թավիլ. "ԱՂԲԱՀԱՆՈՒԹՅՈՒՆՆ ԱՌԱՋԻՆ ՀԵՐԹԻՆ ՄՇԱԿՈՒՅԹ Է" – Champord.am". champord.am. Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  17. ^ "Sanitek Wants Its Garbage Bins Back from Baghramyan – All 41 – Hetq – News, Articles, Investigations". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  18. ^ "Activists refuse to give the Dustbins to "Sanitek" - Iravaban.net". 29 June 2015.
  19. ^ Aysor Panarmenian News ATV (22 March 2016), Ինչու են այրվել "Սանիթեք"-ի աղբամանները, retrieved 15 September 2016
  20. ^ Asekose TV (3 May 2016), Հրդեհվել են "Սանիթեք"-ի աղբարկղները, retrieved 15 September 2016
  21. ^ a1plusnews (22 March 2016), Վանդալիզմ՝ աղբամանների նկատմամբ, retrieved 15 September 2016
  22. ^ NewsamChannel (22 March 2016), Երեւանում այրել են "Սանիտեկ" ընկերության աղբամանները, retrieved 15 September 2016
  23. ^ "Those who dump wastes in unрrоvided places will be strictly disciplined". Retrieved 15 September 2016.
  24. ^ "Yerevan Municipality sent more than 100 tons of food products to Karabakh". Retrieved 15 September 2016.