Sustainable development : a shared approach
“As the United Nations climate change conference in Copenhagen (COP 15) opened yesterday, Rexel, a global leader in the distribution of electrical supplies, wishes to increase its key role in the energy conservation and the reduction of gas emissions, not only by selling energy-savings and renewable energy products, but also by reducing the impact of its business on the environment.”
Laetitia Olivier, SVP Group Communications and Sustainable Development
In September-October 09, the Rexel Environmental Charter has been updated and spread out across the Group. More practical, more business-orientated, this Charter aims to encourage all employees to adopt best practices in their everyday activities.
The ten, easy-to-follow actions fall into three main fields:
– with customers
– in the branch
– waste and recycling sorting
Deployed in 34 countries and available in twenty languages, the Charter forms part of a process of continuous improvement. And to gauge progress, the average number of actions introduced in each country is measured once a year.
The Charter is accompanied by the Rexel Guide for the Environment, an educational tool to help branch managers implement recommended actions.
> Download Rexel Charter for the Environment
> See the environment section