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    Sustainability

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

    With the publication of its third 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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    Photo: DNP/Frank Fendler
    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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    Foundation HUMOR HILFT HEILEN and AfB enable digital clown visits

    The spread of the corona virus currently impedes the personal clown visits of the clinic clowns of HUMOR HILFT HEILEN, but not completely! AfB provides numerous clinics, nursing homes and clinic clowns with the necessary hardware for digital visits...

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    In our step-by-step tutorial we will show you how to install Skype for your own operating system for free and very easily. Just follow the instructions and get started.

    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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    Secure pick-ups guarantee the protection of your and our employees Foto: AfB gGmbH
    IT

    Secure pickup of IT equipment

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

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    Felicitas Kresimon, CEFEC president, and Christoph Teusch, AfB gGmbH
    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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    Certified Data-Deletion Software Photo: Studio Hirschmeier
    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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    AfB branch in Essen (Picture: AfB gGmbH)

    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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    [Translate to English:] Antonio Truglio hat seinen Platz in der Datenlöschung gefunden. Foto: AfB gGmbH
    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-compnay 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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    [Translate to English:] Adrian arbeitet seit rund zehn Jahren bei AfB. Foto: BAG IF
    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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    The new AfB-Shop at the Cologne Arcaden (© AfB gGmbH)

    Welcome to the cologne Arcaden!

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

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    Jürgen Dusel, Beauftragte der Bundesregierung für die Belange von Menschen mit Behinderungen besucht die AfB-Niederlassung in Berlin.
    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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