Recticel supports projects and initiatives on both local and Group levels. On a local level, countries or sites support those initiatives that resonate most in their communities. The support given can vary from typical financial contributions to the provision of goods and services. On a corporate level, Recticel favours those projects which are linked to our core values, our sustainability strategy or the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. We focus particularly on those where Recticel expertise and activities are most relevant, such as: 'Good Health and Well-being', 'Climate Action', 'Responsible Consumption and Production', 'Decent Work And Economic Growth' and 'Partnerships for the Goals'.
Close The Gap
Close The Gap is an international non-profit organisation that aims to bridge the digital divide by offering high-quality, pre-owned computers donated by large and medium-sized corporations or public organisations to educational, medical, entrepreneurial and social projects in developing and emerging countries.
Recticel joined this initiative in 2015. To date, 3000 PCs have been refurbished and given a second life.
Besides the social dimension of this project, the environmental benefit is impressive: giving one computer a second life avoids the use of 250 kg of fossil fuels, 20 kg of chemicals and 1.5 tonnes of water. The initiative is a perfect fit with our ambition to reduce the negative impact of our activities and increase their positive impact.
YouthStart Belgium is a licensed Partner of NFTE Global, a worldwide organisation offering training programmes in entrepreneurship to underprivileged youth and young adults. YouthStart Belgium started in 1998. Together with all NFTE partners around the world, more than 800,000 young people were trained to achieve their dreams.