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Water-friendly garden

In the Netherlands, climate change is causing heavier rainfall as well as longer periods of drought and hot weather. After a heavy shower water is not able to permeate the soil well which can lead to significant flooding problems in completely tiled gardens. Private gardens can play an important role in reducing flooding and the heat stress this can cause. Maxeda DIY Group responds to this issue by giving attention in its stores and website to the solutions that exist for combating these problems. Solutions include a sedum roof, advice on suitable plants for wet and dry gardens, collecting rainwater by installing a rain barrel and drainage channels.

In 2019, various store initiatives were carried out at Praxis with this in mind. In the Tegel eruit, plant erin (Tile out, plant in) promotion, a customer handing in a tile at certain Praxis stores on 20 April 2019 received a garden plant to take home. Information sessions were organised by professional gardeners who would give customers advice on making their gardens water friendly. There were also special deals for rain barrels in municipalities that had made subsidies available for this.

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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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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