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Central Retail Vietnam and Sparklo join forces for Sustainable Development in Vietnam

On June 3, 2024 at GO! Mall An Lac (HCMC) – Central Retail in Vietnam and SPARKLO, a global cleantech company, have officially signed a partnership agreement to implement the Recycling Initiative. This initiative involves installing modern Reverse Vending Machines (RVM) – Sparklomats – across Central Retail’s GO! Mall Vietnam network nationwide.

The joining forces Initiative is aim to inspire, encourage our visitors, customers moving towards a hashtag#green & hashtag#zerowaste lifestyle and contribute to the advancement of hashtag#circulareconomy.

At the signing ceremony, we have the honor to welcome Mr. Nguyen Nguyen Phuong, Deputy Director of HCMC Department of Industry and Trade; Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Tuyet, Deputy Head of Economic Department, HCMC People’s Committee; Mr. Maxim Kaplevich, CEO of Sparklo; Mr. Pham Quoc Huy, Director of Vietcycle; Mr. Praween Wirotpan, Chairman of Thaicham; Mr. Tharabodee Serng-Adichaiwit, General Director of Bangkok Bank; Representative of local authority, Teachers and Students of University of Economic HCMC…

Speaking at the ceremony, Mr. Olivier Langlet, Group CEO of Central Retail Vietnam, stated: “As one of the leading companies in sustainable development initiatives within the retail sector, Central Retail believes that the collaboration with Sparklo underscores our commitment to our ReNEW strategy of being the Green and Sustainable Retailer. Our collaboration with Sparklo embodies these values, and we are proud to take this important step together.”

Mr. Maxim Kaplevich, CEO of Sparklo, shared: “We believe that the project not only carries the mission of environmental protection but also serves as a means to promote a modern lifestyle and enhance civic awareness. The development of this meaningful project promises to bring long-term benefits to the people across Vietnam, thereby reinforcing the commitment from both partners and the nation toward sustainable development.”

Central Retail Vietnam and Sparklo began discussing their collaboration to optimize recycling practices in mid-2023. From the beginning of 2024 to the end of April, nearly 65,000 bottles and 14,000 aluminum cans were collected, with a significant increase in collection rates in recent months.

According to the cooperation agreement, from May 2024 onwards, Sparklo and Central Retail will expand the project nationwide, aiming to install 86 RVM Sparklo machines at all GO! Mall across Vietnam by the end of 2024.