100% Reuse Achieved on AXA’s Ethical Clearance Project

Written by Michael Amos

FM Companies


Everybody Wins.

We provide cost-effective, large scale clearance solutions that promote the ethical reuse of furniture and equipment whilst also supporting our client’s environmental, social, and governance ambitions and as part of our service we also produce videos and reports to provide customers with auditable evidence of their sound investment.

On average, 97% of the goods we clear have been re-used, just 3% have been recycled, and none of it has been sent to landfill.

The Project

In April 2021, we were delighted to be tasked by our partners, CBRE, to undertake the ethical clearance of over 300 seating positions from AXA Insurance‘s Stockton site.  

For over 300 years, AXA have been looking after families through their insurance products and services. It felt very fitting that on this project, we were asked to clear the same number of seating positions.

Once tasked to undertake the clearance, we completed a sit survey and ascertained that a significant quantity of the items would be perfect for our Challenge100 School in a Box initiative.

The project took place over a week where desks, chairs, cupboards and kitchen equipment we removed and redistributed to support education in Kenya.


See the Project in Action

The Results

Value of Equipment Donated

40 foot School in a Box Containers


Reuse Rate

We are truly delighted with the results of this project. The clearance equated to an estimated £52,000 fair market value of furniture and equipment donated to improve the educational provisions of disadvantaged communities.

The CSR and Environmental outcomes for this project were excellent, with 100% redistributed for ethical reuse and diverted from the national waste stream.

Once again we would like to extend our heartfelt thank you to the CBRE FM team and to AXA Insurance for your support, and we are thrilled to share yet another outstanding CSR and environmental success for Challenge100.

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