SPB renews its partnership with the NGO Solidarité Technologique following positive results in 2015

28/01/2016

Press release

Published by SPB

SPB, the European leader in affinity insurance and services for major brands, is continuing its support of the NGO La Guilde Européenne du Raid through its contribution to the Cameroon-based organisation Solidarité Technologique. This organisation achieved very promising results in 2015.

Jean-Marie Guian, Chairman of the management Board SPB, says: "The results of Solidarité Technologique in 2015 are very promising for 2016. We are delighted to contribute to this organisation's development. The treatment of Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE) is a crucial issue for the preservation of the environment. As an active promoter of the circular economy in Europe, we are happy to be able to aid an organisation working in this field in Cameroon."

The organisation's results in 2015

  • 23 students received diplomas in computer maintenance and secretarial office automation
  • 23 tonnes of electronic and electrical waste was collected in 2015, with a record 6 tonnes at a single time in November
  • The launch of an R&D programme to initiate new WEEE activities such as:
    - Recycling of photovoltaic equipment
    - Recycling of air conditioning, refrigeration and freezing equipment
    - Dismantling of cathode ray tube screens
    - Separation of wires for efficient and non-polluting recycling

In 2016 the environment licence of Solidarité Technologique will be extended to all WEEE, and a trial collection programme for household WEEE, which accounts for a large majority of such waste in Cameroon, will get under way.

About Solidarité Technologique

At its training centre, the NGO Solidarité Technologique offers safe training in computer maintenance to young people in Cameroon who come from disadvantaged backgrounds, with an emphasis on techniques for dismantling and recycling Waste Electronic and Electrical Equipment (WEEE). In 2013, the organisation opened a recovery and recycling centre to enable graduates of the training programme to perfect their skills. This centre is the first to receive WEEE certification, making it a model for Cameroon and for Africa as a whole. The recovered equipment is sold to the public, and in particular to schools and small businesses as well as to families that can only afford to buy a computer at a very low price. The work of Solidarité Technologique contributes to several aspects of sustainable development such as preservation of the environment, reduction of the digital divide, and workforce integration.

About SPB

SPB operates as a broker and is European leader in affinity insurances and services for more than 100 major brands, with implantations in 12 countries such as Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, Morocco, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Tunisia, the UK and the USA. SPB is an independent family-held company founded in 1965. Operating on a white label basis, SPB offers unique expertise in designing and managing tailor-made insurance programmes, warranty extensions and related services for banking products, mobile phones and devices, household needs and everyday goods. SPB’s skill chain allows customers to build value and loyalty. Founded in Normandy in northern France, SPB employs 1,800 collaborators. SPB’s model is robust, generating over €260.7 million gross revenue with a prestigious client roster that includes Alternate, Auchan, BNP Paribas, Bouygues Telecom, Carrefour, Cdiscount, Darty, E. Leclerc, Fnac, Gamestop, Insurance2Go, LCL, Orange, Media Markt Europe, Porta and SFR.

Press contact
Pauline Reynaud - preynaud@spb.eu
Estelle Joubert-Rouchon - ejoubert@spb.eu

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