Vestforbrændingen runs recycling sites in collaboration with 19 Zealand municipalities and they are our biggest source of discarded bicycles. We are very happy with them!
Topdanmark is an insurance and pension company that makes a great deal of their CSR, i.e. their social responsibility. That is why they were the obvious partners for Buddha Bikes, also because as an insurance company they end up with some used bikes. This means that if your bike is stolen, you get money from your insurance company, but if the bike is found again, the insurance company owns the bike, as they have technically paid for it. Topdanmark donates their bikes to Buddha Bikes in exchange for us taking care of the logistics.
Askovfonden's KBH+ department is our partner when it comes to social expertise. The Askov Foundation has over 70 years of experience in helping vulnerable young people and assists Buddha with professional help when we need it. Because everyone wins when no one loses.
The development of the concept behind Buddha Bikes was partly carried out in collaboration with the Social Capital Fund. Through the 'Social Startup' programme, we received multifaceted feedback and professional development assistance.
We work closely with Tec - the technical schools responsible for e.g. Bicycle mechanic training. We can be out for apprentices wanting consideration for certain needs, or exemption for something else. To ensure a good education, this collaboration is very important to us.
Both Buddha Bikes and Cykelven are part of the same company: Socialeconomics Cykelkompagni. We share storage and administration etc
Argo helps us collect bikes via their recycling sites. Bikes that would otherwise suffer a horrible death.