Based in Liège, Group Terre recycles paper, clothing and metals, as a way of carrying out work integration and financing development projects in the third world. It has also developed activity in logistics, construction, housing and social support. It operates 2,500 collection points and 20 shops across the Walloon region.
Terre started life in 1949 as a voluntary activity, but transformed itself into a work integration enterprise in 1980. The group now comprises 12 operating units, 4 of which are constituted as associations and 8 as limited companies. Group Terre ASBL is the majority shareholder of all of these subsidiaries.
The group currently has 434 salaried workers (400 fte) of more than 30 different nationalities. 409 of them have permanent contracts and 212 benefit from some form of public wage support. There are also approximately 50 volunteers. Annual turnover is €25 million.