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    AfB wins European Social Impact Award 2024

    In January 2024, AfB received the European Social Impact Award from SustainableIT.org for promoting inclusion in the IT sector.

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    Inclusion

    Strengthening inclusion: making it easier to award public contracts to inclusive companies

    Public institutions have legal requirements for the procurement of goods and services. When awarding contracts, however, there are exceptions that facilitate cooperation with inclusive companies and workshops for people with disabilities. Why should public institutions make use…

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    Inclusion

    Siemens inclusion team visits AfB

    The ten-year partnership between Siemens and AfB has secured 14 jobs for people with disabilities at AfB. Siemens and AfB therefore not only exchange information on IT topics, but also on inclusion in the general labor market.

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    People at AfB
    Inclusion

    A job that I enjoy: Kris-Kevin Link on his time at AfB

    Kris-Kevin Link has been working at AfB since May 1, 2005, almost from the very beginning. He trained as an office administrator, but preferred practical work and came to AfB via the Integrationsfachdienst (IFD).

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    CARE – Corporate values at AfB

    Offering Chances, being Ambitious, acting Respectfully, Empowering others. AfB has used these terms to give a new form to values that have grown and are practiced in the company.

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    People at AfB
    Inclusion

    Noah Hilbrecht – one year at the corporate social work at AfB

    Noah Hilbrecht has been a company social worker at AfB for a year now. We asked Noah how his first year at the inclusive company went and what he loves about his work.

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    IT
    Data erasure

    AfB and Blancco: 15 years safe green IT

    Blancco's visit to our headquarters in Ettlingen showed once again that our long-standing platinum partnership with the Blancco Technology Group is characterized by the common goal of removing all data on used business hardware in an audit-proof manner in accordance with…

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    IT
    Inclusion

    AfB is IT partner of the Special Olympics World Games 2023

    AfB is IT supplier of the third largest multi-sport event in the world

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    People at AfB
    Inclusion

    Reaching the goal together: The AfB story of Michael Futterer

    Michael Futterer works in the production department at AfB. The search for a job that suits him was fraught with challenge. At AfB, he has found his place. In this interview Michael tells us his story.

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    IT
    Sustainability
    Inclusion

    New records in ecological and social impact prove IT-refurbishing is on the rise

    We significantly increased our social and ecological impact to new record figures within one year. The number of processed devices has risen to 528,000 in 2022. IT refurbishing is becoming increasingly popular.

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    IT
    Events

    AfB at 57th symposium procurement and logistics in Berlin

    What adjustments have to be considered when trying zu create a sustainable future of procurement, materials management and logistics - especially in times of bottlenecks on the global market and its supply chains? At the 57th Symposium on procurement and logistics from October 12…

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    Events
    Sustainability

    AfB at CIO Summit in Frankfurt

    In october 2022 Daniel Büchle took part at the 3rd CIO Summit in Frankfurt mainly as the moderator of a discussion panel regarding the topic "sustainability as task of CIOs: main fields of decisions". He also offered a challenge in which the participants should get sensitized…

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    Sustainability

    Refurbishment in the EU: AfB is a EUREFAS member

    AfB has been a member of the European Refurbishment Association (EUREFAS) since spring 2022. Within this framework, AfB - as Europe's largest inclusion company in the IT sector - exerts influence on the refurbishment sector within the European Union. In particular, the topic of…

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    IT
    Sustainability

    AfB social & green IT takes stock of ecological and social success: analysis confirms positive impact of IT refurbishing

    IT refurbishing saved 242 million litres of water, 130,300 MWh of energy and valuable raw materials last year.

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    IT

    IT hardware for small and medium-sized businesses: refurbished and immediately available

    The non-profit IT organization AfB social & green IT currently has more than 10,000 refurbished notebooks in stock. PCs, tablets, smartphones, monitors and further equipment are also available. AfB is able to deliver large numbers of the same model immediately.

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    Sustainability

    AfB publishes fifth progress report (COP) on the UN Global Compact

    With the publication of its fourth progress report, the non-profit IT remarketing company AfB gGmbH reaffirms its commitment to the goals of the United Nations Global Compact in the areas of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption.

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    Sustainability
    Awards

    AfB wins German Sustainability Award 2021

    AfB is one of Germany's most sustainable companies. On December 4, 2020, the jury honored the non-profit IT company AfB "for its exemplary combination of environmental protection and social responsibility and the development and maintenance of long-term partnerships" by awarding…

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    People at AfB
    Inclusion

    One of the most valuable colleagues we have - deaf data eraser Thomas Brocksch

    Thomas Brocksch has been working as a data eraser at AfB's subsidiary in Berlin for around ten years. Here he has found a job with responsibility and a team he can rely on. Branch manager Jörg Franke confirms the good working relationship: "In human terms, Thomas is one of the…

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    Stay in touch with Skype

    Our step-by-step tutorial will show you how to install Skype for free and easily for your operating system.

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    IT

    Secure pickup of IT equipment

    Stricter precautionary measures for IT pick-ups - Inform here!

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    Awards
    Inclusion

    European Social Firm of the Year 2020

    AfB was able to prevail in the Europe-wide tender, carried out by Social Firms Europe CEFEC and convinced the jury with its overall concept of social inclusion, fair salaries, ecological sustainability and economic success.

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    IT

    Data destruction done right!

    The topic of data protection is current and hotly debated, but is still not implemented securely and confidently in private or professional everyday life. Be it the protection of private data on the net or the protection of company data according to the new basic data protection…

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    Sustainability

    Circular Electronics Day: Innovative devices and new research projects

    The Circular Electronics Day aims to extend the lifespan of electronic equipment and avoid electrical waste. We talked to Shift managing director Samuel Waldeck about innovative devices and new research projects.

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    15 years AfB - and the nonprofit IT-company still has big plans

    The AfB gGmbH wants to carry the idea of inclusion and ReUse further into the european society. „We want to convince other companies of our services and consumers of our used products and create awareness of professional recycling“, according to CEO Daniel Büchle and Milan…

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    IT-Refurbishing protects the climate

    In the past 15 years we saved 87.270 tons CO2 through IT-Remarketing. This corresponds to 10 flights a day from Berlin to New York - for 15 years

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    Deutschlandfunk visits AfB

    As good as new? In the programme 'Marktplatz' from 10.10.2019 Deutschlandfunk informed about used IT. What do I need to consider when buying? What about the warranty? Editor Stephanie Kowalewski visited our branch office in Essen.

     

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    People at AfB
    Inclusion

    A Success-Story at AfB

    My name is Antonio Truglio and i am an employee at the data deletion of AfB. I started with a company internship to gain the qualification as a IHK-specialist in purchasing and logistics. Friends had pointed me out, that there is a company, that sells second hand computer and…

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    IT

    IT-company AfB certificated according to ISO 14001

    The non-profit IT-company AfB gGmbH meets the requirements of corporate environmental protection and is certificated according to ISO 14001.

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    Inclusion

    Diversity as a concept for success? - AfB shows how it works!

    Since 2012 Yvonne Cvilak is part of the AfB-group. As head of Human Resources, she has fundamentally expanded the HR-division.

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    People at AfB
    Inclusion

    My disability won´t stop me!

    Adrian is 40 years old and lives in Düren. Since eight years he works at the AfB-branch in Düren. In our interview he tells us why his disability of 30% won´t stop him.

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    Welcome to the cologne Arcaden!

    The AfB-Shop in cologne moved into the cologne Arcaden.

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    Inclusion

    Representative of disabled person Dusel as a guest at AfB Berlin

    Inclusion is the keypoint of the largest non-profit IT company AfB - the company name "Work for People with Disabilities" makes this clear. This summer, Jürgen Dusel, Federal Government Commissioner for the affairs of people with disabilities, was a guest at the Berlin AfB branch…

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    IT

    AfB for the seventh time in a row "Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher"

    Every year since 2012 AfB is awarded as "Microsoft Authorized Refurbisher" (MAR). This label highlights the high competence of the AfB with regard to data security and the handling of Windows licenses.

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    Ground-breaking ceremony for new headqaurter of AfB

    Non-Profit IT-company creats space for 50 more jobs

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    Events

    First AfB forum in Ettlingen - Sustainable action with & through IT

    IT and CSR experts from all over Germany discussed new impulses for the interaction of IT, sustainability and data security.

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    AfB & Blancco in action for data security

    From time to time changes in work processes require the exchange of business hardware in companies. Many aspects have to be considered when replacing IT equipment: Professional and ecologically sustainable disposal, sorting dissasembly, efficient recycling and much more. However…

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    All about computer service at AfB: selection, advice, initial setup

    When shopping at the non-profit GmbH AfB, the customer receives numerous additional services in addition to the variety of offers. The IT service provider advises on the right product, the accessories and supports during initial hardware setup.

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    On-site service: AfB solves your computer problems at home

    No sooner has the new PC or the new notebook been bought than the euphoria at home is slowed down again. But nobody should despair of the initial installation of the device: Simply pick up your phone and call the on-site service of the AfB gemeinnützige GmbH.

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    Donate It & change lives!

    Everyone has the right to access IT and education. Help, together with Labdoo.org and AfB, to narrow the “digital divide” worldwide. Donate your sorted out laptops, tablets and e-book readers!

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    AfB Amazon Story

    A few weeks ago we reported on the video shoot with Amazon. We have put together a team of four specifically for working with the online salesmen. Now our video is live!

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    AfB and Otto - A partnership that benefits everyone

    PCs, printers, monitors, notebooks and mobile phones - when IT hardware is discarded, it is often far from being scrap. Large companies in particular, which always have to be technically up-to-date, often have to dispose large quantities of functional IT hardware. But what to do…

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