Visions and concept
Our vision: to be the global leader among non-profit enterprises in the IT business. We want to break down barriers - not only in the workplace but also in people's minds. And this is why people work together here - with and without disabilities - in an atmosphere of mutual respect and solidarity.
What AfB is and what it does
As Europe's first non-profit IT company, AfB has been specialized in picking up decommissioned IT hardware from big corporations and public institutions. We refurbish the hardware, delete the data on the devices in a certified fashion and then sell the hardware at AfB store or through our online shops with a minimum guarantee of 1 year. This brings the products into the hands of new users. Old or defective devices are taking apart for harvesting spare parts; what is left in raw materials ends at certified recycling facilities.
In our company, employees with and without disabilities work together side by side to provide high-quality IT services and products. Here, acting economically but also environmentally-friendly takes center-stage.
Promoting inclusion of diversity and bringing down barriers! In the long run, we intend to create 500 jobs for people with disabilities. Beyond that, we also want to raise awareness in our society for successful "Social Entrepreneurship" and strengthen sustainable management methods. We see great opportunities in the training of our people with disabilities in order to empower them to lead independent and self-determined lives.
Social and ecological sustainability
Social and ecological sustainability are the threads that run through the fabric of our company. Barrier-free work procedures allow many people with disabilities to pursue a qualified career. Here we take advantage of many forms of recycling so that we don’t produce electronic waste to begin with.
- We convince with our business model that includes diversity and is socially responsible.
- We are committed to the protection and privacy of data and give it the highest priority.
- We grow with the needs and requirements of our customers and partners.
- We have made a name for ourselves with high-quality IT services, consulting work and products.
- We are known for being versatile, friendly and focused on success.
- We act ecologically resposnsibly.