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More than 88% certified wood in stores

Wood is an important product in the do-it-yourself market. As the largest DIY chain in the Benelux, Maxeda DIY Group therefore plays an important role in the sale of wood and wooden products. Maxeda feels responsible for the continuity of natural raw materials and sustainably managed forests. As set out in the Maxeda wood policy, Maxeda aims to have more than 95% of the wood and wooden products certified in 2020.

The two certifications Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) and Program for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) are both regarded as acceptable criteria for sustainable forest management. Maxeda is a member of both the Dutch and Belgian branches of the FSC and takes an active part in the network meetings.

In 2019, Maxeda stores had 88% of their wood shown to be certified. Most of the wood is sold in the categories Construction (86% certified) and Garden (98% certified).

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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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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Water-friendly garden

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