Royal Schiphol Group has partnered with Closing the Loop to extend the life cycle of used mobile phones and remove defective phones from landfills in developing countries. Initially, the joint effort will involve nearly 2,000 phones.
'We are aiming to be waste-free by 2030', said Denise Pronk, Corporate Responsibility programme manager at Schiphol. 'Working with Closing the Loop brings us a step closer to our goal. This partnership is one of the ways we help build a circular economy at Schiphol. We are fully committed because we want to contribute as little as possible to the shortage of raw materials through our growth'.
Joost de Kluijver, director of Closing the Loop: 'Mobile phones are fantastic products that play a major role in business activity and economic development. However, usage can be more sustainable and even circular. By cooperating with Schiphol, we are showing that business users can actually make a difference, too. A longer life cycle for mobile phones has advantages for everyone, as does increased recycling.'
Corporate Responsibility at Schiphol
Sustainable and safe performance is one of Schiphol's five pillars. Corporate Responsibility is part of it. Schiphol fulfils this in various ways, such as CO2-neutral operations, the goal to be waste-free by 2030 and sustainable growth.