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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. This standard comprises guidelines for buyers and suppliers to reduce as much as possible the strain on the environment caused by product packaging. One of the results of this is that in 2019 the lighting products of Sensys and the shower sets and accessories of Aquavive/Aquazuro were no longer packaged in blister packs but in cardboard showboxes. This has resulted in 31,000 kg less plastic ending up in the environment each year.

In addition, for the period 2020-2022 objectives have been set, in collaboration with suppliers, for working further on restricting the damage caused to the environment by packaging materials. This has led to the purchasing office in China modifying its environmental policy – for example from the current standard cardboard to 80% certified cardboard in 2022.

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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150,000 handtools collected

Praxis supports the foundation Gered Gereedschap who gives a second life to handtools in Africa.    
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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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