Sustainability & Innovation

Social projects

As an international company active in 28 countries and 98 sites, 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 particulary on those where Recticel expertise and activities are most relevant, such as: 'Climate Action', 'Responsible Consumption and Production' or 'Decent Work And Economic Growth'.


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. Since then, in total over 300 PCs have been refurbished and given a second life in developing countries.  

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 inifiative is a perfect fit with our ambition to reduce the negative impact of our activities and increase their positive impacts.

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YouthStart Belgium is a licensed Partner of NFTE Global, a worldwide organisation offering training programmes in entrepreneurship to underprivileged youth and young adults. Since it began in 1998, YouthStart Belgium has trained 6640 young adults empowering them for a better future. In 2016, 791 trainees received their YouthStart Certificates.

This project fits perfectly with our commitment to create an inspiring and rewarding place to work where talents can develop. It also stimulates young adults to pursue their dreams, take up responsibilities, be innovative and perhaps build their own company. 

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