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Rexel s corporate environmental policy focuses on shared commitments and relies on tools and procedures to measure

the Group s environmental impact.



DEPLOYING MANAGEMENT TOOLS To support the operational im- plementation of its policy, Rexel relies first and foremost on its Environmental Charter. Applied at 96% of the Group's sites, the Charter was updated and translat- ed into 23 languages in 2013. Its goal is to specify the Group s en- vironmental commitments and to involve all employees in order to make environmental responsibil- ity a part of their everyday prac- tices. It reiterates Rexel s three primary commitments to the en- vironment: improve the environ- mental performance of its build- ings, reduce the carbon footprint of its operations, and develop and promote energy efficient solu- tions. The Group encourages the progressive deployment of EMS (environmental management sys- tems) throughout its subsidiaries. These EMS are intended to define and document procedures in or- der to manage the environmental

aspects of Rexel s operations and enable the implementation of im- provement initiatives. In 2014, around 42% of the Group s locations were using an EMS. Rexel has developed a stan- dard EMS to help its subsidiar- ies implement their own systems. This tool box offers a mode of >>

Environmental management quality depends on the consistency of the approach, the centralization of the data used and the precision of the assessments.

BERTRAND DE CLERMONT TONNERRE Group Sustainable Development Director