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Praxis store initiatives

In addition to the centrally organised activities in the area of CSR, stores are also able to organise local activities. A number of these initiatives carried out by Praxis in 2019 are listed below:

Career markets: The Praxis stores in Almere were represented at the career market ‘Almere on Stage’ which aims to show schoolchildren the diversity within the labour market. More than 900 schoolchildren from 12 different lower secondary vocational education schools (VMBO) attended.

Jong geleerd, oud gedaan (Never too young to learn): At Praxis Kollum they believe that you can never start early enough when it comes to recruiting new colleagues. As part of the Bedrijvencarrousel (Business Carousel) of Lauwers College, 20 students were given a 45-minute introduction to Praxis.

Work placement company: On 1 July 2019, Praxis Zoetermeer was proclaimed by SBB the best work placement company for intermediate vocational education (MBO) students of the South Holland province in the Trade sector. Praxis has MBO students in practically all its stores working either on a work placement or as part of an apprenticeship. By helping students to learn in practice, Praxis delivers an important contribution to the future of workmanship. Praxis supervises Trade and Logistics MBO students, particularly those studying Sales and Retail Management.

Kika Donation: This year money was collected for charity during the Praxis Day for the second time. It was decided to donate the money to the children’s cancer charity KiKa. Shop managers were asked to save €0.01 and €0.02 and to hand in the total amount on the Praxis Day. Praxis collected EUR 149 for KiKa.

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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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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