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Staff development

Maxeda DIY Group provides its staff with an online learning platform. The Academy offers a wide range of learning activities so that staff can work on their professional and personal development through classical and online training courses, as well as combination programmes. In 2019, 4,979 participants completed a total of 36,550 classical training hours.

Many hours of training were given in the area of safety. For example, first-aid, aggression, robberies, and operating various machines such as forklift trucks and stackers. Many training courses were also given for managers: basic techniques courses, and special modules on coaching, meeting techniques and leadership skills. In addition, staff have been able to improve their skills through practical training aimed at do-it-yourself knowledge and skills. The Academy also provides a wide range of online training courses to help staff develop personally in the area of productivity, communication and personal strength.

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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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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