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Our support to the UN Global Compact and to the Sustainable Development Objectives


Drawing on its leadership and its proximity with all its stakeholders, the Rexel Group has always favored a sustainable and responsible approach in its activities.

Our support to the UN Global Compact

“Rexel joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2011. For us, this is a strong and symbolic commitment to the respect of human rights and labor standards, the protection of the environment and the fight against corruption. We strive to bring these universal principles to life through concrete initiatives and to promote them among our partners. This is a collective approach of support and continuous improvement, and we reaffirm our willingness to contribute to it.”

Patrick Berard

CEO of the Rexel Group

Since 2011, Rexel has been a member of the United Nations Global Compact, thus declaring its commitment to respect and endorse the 10 universally recognized principles of human rights, labor standards, the environment and anti-corruption. This is a major commitment to the respect of human rights and labor standards, the protection of the environment and the fight against corruption. Rexel strives to bring these principles to life through concrete initiatives and to promote them among its partners.

Principles of the Global Compact Our commitments
Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights

Refuse to be complicit in human rights abuses

Ethics Guide

Social responsibility provisions included in purchase contracts

Social responsibility policies

Community Involvement Charter and Rexel Foundation for a better energy future

Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining

Eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labor

Effectively abolish child labor

Eliminate discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

Ethics Guide

Social responsibility provisions included in purchase contracts

Social responsibility policies

Support a precautionary approach to key environmental challenges

Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility

Ethics Guide

Environmental provisions included in purchase contracts

Environmental Charter

Environmental policies

Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies Environmental Charter

Community Involvement Charter and Rexel Foundation for a better energy future

Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery Ethics Guide

Anti-corruption and anti-money laundering policies

Our contribution to the Sustainable Development Objectives

In 2015, the Member States of the United Nations adopted the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), calling on all economic players to contribute to collectively solving the challenges of sustainable development.

Rexel’s sustainable development strategy contributes to the achievement of these objectives. Based on the materiality analysis conducted with its stakeholders, Rexel has identified the most significant SDG for its activities.

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SDG 7 – Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all

 

 

SDG 8 – Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth; full and productive employment; and decent work for all

  • Ensuring decent and safe working conditions for our employees;
  • Making sure that all stakeholders in the value chain conduct their activities in an ethical way;
  • Building balanced relationships with our customers and suppliers;
  • Contributing to the development of local economy thanks to our local network.

 


SDG 11 – Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable

 

 

SDG 12 – Ensure sustainable consumption and production patterns

  • Being as a responsible purchaser;
  • Leading customers towards sustainable practices;
  • Building trustful relationships with our customers.

 

 

SDG 13 – Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts

 

 

SDG 17 – Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

 

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