Energy management at the heart of Rexel's model

Rexel's environmental performance

As an active player in the energy transition, Rexel has set environmental goals for 2020 that have helped structure its overall strategy (Scopes 1 & 2):
> Reduce its operations' greenhouse gas emissions by at least 30% by 2020 (compared to 2010);
> At least double the sale of energy-efficient products and services by 2020 (compared to 2011).

Oversight of the environmental strategy is a key element in coherently and sustainably managing the environmental performance of the Group's 2,000+ sites in 26 countries, its transportation, and the products it distributes. This strategy relies on a network of 60 environmental experts and, in a broader sense, on the training of all employees. An Environmental Charter has been implemented throughout 94% of the Group's sites, 45% of which have instituted environmental management systems.

Rexel wants to set an example in controlling the energy efficiency of its sites. The Group has installed energy-saving lighting, control systems, and automated management solutions throughout its sites, and chooses renewable energy providers whenever possible. The Group continues to shrink its transportation-related carbon footprint thanks to pooling vehicle fleets, rationalizing delivery routes, and preferring “clean” carriers.

The Group has also implemented a system of waste electric and electronic equipment (WEEE) recycling in its European sites in compliance with the EU directive of the same name. Outside of Europe, certain subsidiaries have gone beyond current legal requirements by offering this service to their customers. In 2018, 18 countries had adopted this practice.

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