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A recognized sustainable performance

Each year, numerous organizations recognize the efforts made by the Group as well as its sustainable development performance.


Social, environmental and societal information related to Rexel’s activities is assessed by an independent third party. It decides on the presence of CSR regulatory information as well as on its accuracy.
Since its arrival on the stock market in 2007, the Group’s efforts to consolidate its sustainable development approach have been recognized by independent organizations, and have enabled it to be included in several SRI (Socially Responsible Investment) indices.

 

The Group’s SRI indices

 

DOW JONES SUSTAINABILITY INDICES
FTSE4GOOD
STOXX GLOBAL ESG IMPACT
STOXX LOW CARBON INDICES GLOBAL, EUROPE & EURO
ETHIBEL EXCELLENCE
EURONEXT VIGEO EIRIS EUROZONE 120

A voluntary, transparent and recognized commitment

 

Furthermore, the Group takes part in several voluntary transparency commitments, and has contributed since 2011 to the Carbon Disclosure Project, a non-profit independent organization that assesses the CO2 performance of large companies and their strategy with regards to climate change for over 820 institutional investors.

Environmental indicators

 

INDICATORS Unit 2017 Scope 2017* 2016* Variation*
CONSUMPTION OF RESOURCES
Total energy consumption MWh 283,825 100% 280,588 288,720 -3%
Of which electricity consumption MWh 146,504 100% 144,123 148,841 -3%
Of which gaas consumption MWh PCS 120,181 100% 119,325 120,607 -1%
Of which fuel consumption MWh PCS 7,205 100% 7,205 9,056 -20%
Water consumption m3 287,230 95.9% 286,072 323,826 -12%
Total packaging consumption Tons 13,270 100% 12,910 12,168 6%
Of which cardboard Tons 4,870 100% 4,722 4,407 7%
Of which plastics Tons 1,003 100% 981 762 29%
Of which wood Tons 7,003 100% 6,844 6,611 4%
Of which other packaging Tons 394 100% 363 387 -6%
Paper consumption Tons 2,413 100% 2,445 2,522 -7%
Of which commercial paper Tons 1,241 100% 1,210 1,290 -6%
WASTE            
Total quantity of waste generated Tons 26,665 93.8% 26,587 26,290 1%
Of which total quantity of waste recovered Tons 17,183 93.8% 17,179 16,938 1%
Recovery rate % 64.4 93.8% 64.6 64.4 0.2pts
GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSIONS       
Scope 1 direct emissions Tons CO2 e 74,141 100% 73,685 77,030 -4%
Emissions related to on-site energy combustion Tons CO2 e 26,439 100% 26,266 27,032 -3%
Emissions related to the transportation of products by the internal fleet Tons CO2 e 20,703 100% 20,593 20,585 0%
Emissions related to business travel by company cars Tons CO2 e 27,000 100% 26,827 29,412 -9%
Scope 2 indirect emissions Tons CO2 e 30,219 100% 29,352 36,536 -20%
Emissions related to the production of purchased and consumed electricity Tons CO2 e 29,247 100% 28,379 33,687 -16%
Emissions related to the production of purchased and consumed heat Tons CO2 e 973 100% 973 2,850 -66%
SALES OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY AND RENEWABLE ENERGY SOLUTIONS  
Sales of energy efficiency solutions € million 1,475.5 1,433.3 2.9%
Sales of photovoltaic solutions € million 196.8 205.1 -4%
Sales from the wind turbine market € million 106.4 66.1 -38%

**On a like-for-like basis. For further details on the scopes, see paragraph 4.4.5.1 “Note on methodology and summary table” in Rexel’s 2017 Registration Document.

 

Social indicators**

 

HEADCOUNT 2017
Total workforce 27,024
% of women (out of total workforce) 22.8
% of managers (out of total workforce) 18.5
% of employees with Fixed Term Contracts (out of total workforce) 2.2
Average age of employees (Fixed Term and Unlimited Contracts) 43.2
Total number of outside recruitments 4,823
% turnover 16.3
Work organization  
% absenteeisme rate 3.2
Training  
Number of employees trained during the year 20,226
Diversity  
% of employees reporting handicap (out of total workforce) 1.2
Health and safety  
Frequency rate (per million hours worked) 6.2
Severity rate (for 1,000 hours worked) 0.1
% of employees trained in safety (out of total workforce) 48.8
Employee shareholding  
% of employees trained in safety (out of total workforce) 0.58

**For further details on the scope, see paragraph 4.3.7 “Note on methodology” in Rexel’s 2017 Registration Document.