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150,000 handtools collected

Gered Gereedschap supports (trainee) craftsmen and women in developing countries with knowledge, skills and resources. The right tools and machines, a high level vocational training and further guidance towards and at work form part of their support. It gives craftsmen the opportunity to an independent life, for example as a carpenter, car mechanic or tailor. This is how they fight poverty in a sustainable way, and it works.

Praxis has been a partner of Gered Gereedschap for more than 20 years now, and provides the possibility for customers to hand in tools in special collection containers in more than 150 stores. The number of collection containers at Praxis for Gered Gereedschap has increased significantly in 2019. A collection container has been placed in practically all the former Formido stores that have now been converted into a Praxis store. The collected tools are picked up by the workshops of Gered Gereedschap and are restored for a second life in various African countries. In 2019, more than 150,000 tools were collected from Praxis stores. In addition, Praxis sponsors the printed matter and newsletters published by Gered Gereedschap.

53,890 kg batteries collected

All stores of Maxeda DIY Group have a collection point for batteries in order to have these recycled by Stibat (in the Netherlands) and Bebat (in Belgium).  
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182,728 kg electrical waste and bulbs collected

In the stores of Maxeda DIY Group customers are able to dispose of their batteries, (energy-saving) bulbs, fluorescent tubes and small electrical equipment in specially designated containers.   
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76 amfori BSCI audits carried out

Maxeda DIY Group instructs suppliers to provide evidence that factories meet minimum requirements, as defined by amfori BSCI.  
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31,000 kg less plastic packaging

Maxeda DIY Group, in partnership with other DIY chains, has developed a ‘Sustainable Packaging Standard’ for its stores.   
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Start of the Well Being Academy for the Brussels HQ

In July 2019, for the central departments of Brico and BricoPlanit, a Well Being Academy was set up.  
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Brico involved in good causes

In 2019, Brico sponsored three projects: the School Renovation project, YOUCA Action Day project and Run for Hope.   
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Staff development

At Maxeda DIY Group, employees are the key to success, which is why we encourage employees to work on their development.  
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Fine results for Maxeda Supply Chain

The Maxeda DIY Group Supply Chain team focuses on improving service & efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint.  
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Praxis store initiatives

In 2019, Praxis supported four store initiatives: career markets, business carousel, work placement company and KiKa donation.   
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More than 88% certified wood in stores

Maxeda feels responsible for the continuity of natural resources and has set itself the target that by 2020 95% of its wood and wood-containing products should be certified.  
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Water-friendly garden

In 2019, there were various shopping initiatives at Praxis to promote a water-friendly garden.  
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