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operation for EMS implementa- tion as well as a set of standard documents in compliance with ISO  14001. Each subsidiary can then decide whether to obtain ISO  14001 certification. In 2014, the Group further strengthened the quality of its environmen- tal management with a reporting mechanism covering up to 99.7% of its total sales.

FROM MANAGING TO RAISING AWARENESS Present in all of the Group s sub- sidiaries worldwide, the 70 envi- ronmental correspondents are the key to success in this effort. They implement the global policy, pro- mote it locally and are in charge of gathering, processing and an- alyzing data to monitor perfor- mance indicators. In April 2014, the community of correspondents came together for their annual seminar to discuss the reporting approach, share ideas and best practices, and follow training courses on the Group s environ- mental challenges. The EcoDays campaigns, which target all Rexel employees, are used to disseminate the Group s environmental policy and to present its international and local initiatives. They use a fun

and educational format to share ideas and remind everyone of the eco-habits that they can adopt to help reduce their carbon foot- print. The 2014 campaign was postponed to early 2015. It used the same format as the 2013 cam- paign, which was web-based and very successful.

High-performance environmental reporting

Every year, Rexel produces a consolidated environmental report covering more than 30 countries, whose data is verified by an independent third party. Its reliability and relevance are key to the Group s corporate environmental policy. In 2014, this reporting mechanism reached a record level of coverage 94.4 to 99.7% of total sales depending on the indicators. This performance can be explained primarily by the inclusion of India, which carried out its own environmental reporting for the first time.


OF THE GROUP S SITES are applying the Environmental Charter