Our founder Olivier in Kenya
CTG Circular is foremost an impact business and social responsibility is at the heart of our company.
Social employment is an important part of the company philosophy, both in Belgium and internationally. CTG Circular wants to attract young people who are not in employment, education or training (NEET) and we are thus taking our social responsibility in society.
On top of that, we connect emerging and developing markets and employment to the European market, making CTG Circular one of a kind. The Mombasa based Close The Gap Hub (CTG Hub) and Nairobi-based Circular Economy Hub (CEH) will advance Kenya’s circular economy and contribute to better work and higher income for youth and women by increasing labor productivity and decreasing Kenya’s unemployment rate. The CEH will focus on refurbishing & recycling computers, with local staff (mainly disadvantaged youth) and a focus on equal rights and pay for men and women. The CTG Hub will lead 3 programs; a training center, an incubator for tech start-ups and a MakerSpace for entrepreneurs and the local community. The project will contribute to bridging the digital divide by refurbishing and supplying a total of 105.000 IT-equipment, 327 direct and 281 indirect jobs for youth (100%) and women (50%). More info here.
Next to that, CTG Circular commits on contributing to improve the standards for e-waste by raising awareness on the health, safety and environmental hazards of e-waste and the importance of properly maintaining and disposing IT-equipment.
Finally, CTG Circular will invest in a zero-emission facility and is committed to becoming a Certified B Corporation. B Corps are businesses that meet the highest standards of verified social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability to balance profit and purpose. B Corps are accelerating a global culture shift to redefine success in business and build a more inclusive and sustainable economy. Because society’s most challenging problems cannot be solved by government and nonprofits alone.