Valuable reuse with Actalliance

Topdanmark collaborates with a large number of partners on helping the society and the world we are part of. Together with Actalliance (Danish: Folkekirkens Nødhjælp), we give damaged furniture and other objects a new life. This partnership is one of our contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

Topdanmark collaborates with a large number of partners on helping the society and the world we are part of. Together with Actalliance (Danish: Folkekirkens Nødhjælp), we give damaged furniture and other objects a new life. This partnership is one of our contributions to the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.

From water damage to aid

In the autumn 2018, we initiated aprojectin which we donate furniture and other objects to Actalliance. This is in collaboration with the damage control company Polygon DB.

When a customer has had e.g. a water or fire damage, we assess whether it is worthwhile to renovate the damaged furniture and objects. If not, but the items are still worth something, we donate them to Actalliance, thus they can sell the items in their shops. For the benefit of a new owner and the environment.

"We donate furniture and objects, which cannot be renovated but are still worth something, to Actalliance. The organisation sells the items in their charity shops"



Damaged furniture still has value

With the initiative, we support the work of Actalliance around the world, and we prevent furniture and other objects from being lost in incineration.

The donation is not related to the customer’s claim, and the initiative does not affect the claims handling or the compensation.

Furniture and objects, for which the customer gets compensation, is the property of Topdanmark. If the customer does not want us to donate the items to Actalliance, they can inform Polygon DB. This is up to the individual customer.




Facts

Sub-objective 12,5: Before 2030, the amount of waste must be reduced significantly through prevention, reduction, recycling and reuse.

Here we can make a difference

The UN has set up a number of goals for sustainable development, and as a co-signatory, the goals arean integrated part of our CSR activities. Through the collaboration with Actalliance, we contribute to sustainable goal no. 12: Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns which i.e.includes promoting reuseand reducing the amount of waste.

Our ambition is a continuous increase in the number of furniture and objects given to reuse.