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Rexel tops its sector in the CSR Le Point – Statista ranking

In its Thursday November 12 issue, Le Point magazine published its list of the most committed in sustainable development and corporate governance issues French companies.

At the heart of the public debate, social and environmental responsibility questions have become major issues for most of French people. As proof, 72% of them consider environmental issues to be at least as important as those related to the Covid crisis (Source: BCG and EpE, 2020).

In this context, Le Point joined forces with Statista, an independent German institute, to conduct this survey based on a panel of 2,000 companies with more than 500 employees, headquartered in France and having recently published a CSR report. The final score corresponds to the average of the scores obtained on three themes: environment, social and governance. The scores are calculated from surveys (30%) and around 20 indicators (70%) such as the quantity of waste produced, carbon emissions or the equal pay index for men and women.

As a result, among the most responsible companies out of the 2,000 evaluated, Rexel ranks first in its sector of activity (retail and distribution), 11th across all sectors on the environmental criterion and 25th overall. These results confirm the relevance of the Group’s strategy, which places corporate responsibility at the heart of value creation for all its stakeholders. As part of this proactive approach, Rexel is committed to:

– Reducing the greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) linked to the energy consumption of its operations (scopes 1 and 2) by 35% by 2030, as compared to 2016.

– Reducing by 45% per euro of revenue those linked to the use of the products it has sold (scope 3) by 2030, as compared to 2016.

These objectives have been validated by the Science Based Target initiative.

Rexel is part of the following SRI indices: FTSE4Good, Ethibel Sustainability Index Excellence Europe, Euronext VigeoEiris Europe 120, Dow Jones Sustainability Index Europe and STOXX® Global Climate Change Leaders, in recognition of its performance in corporate social responsibility (CSR). Finally, the Group is on the CDP’s “Climate A list”.