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For Rexel, sustainable development is an essential part of the Energy in Motion company plan that has been in effect since 2012. Faced with the socio- economic challenges of energy access, the energy transition and the fight against climate change, we, along with our entire industry, have a major role to play.

Rexel has turned these challenges into avenues for growth and intends to act as a catalyst thanks to its unique position in the value chain. Our mission is to support our customers around the world by providing them with innovative electrical solutions, and to help them seize every opportunity that a world of energy in the midst of a digital revolution can offer, thereby enabling them to optimize their businesses and create value.

The Rexel Group joined the United Nations Global Compact in 2011. For us, this is a powerful and symbolic commitment to the respect of human rights and labor standards, the protection of the environment, and the fight against corruption. We are engaged in implementing these universal principles through concrete initiatives, and in promoting them among our partners. It is a collective effort to provide support and ensure continuous improvement, and we reaffirm our pledge to play a part in it.

By joining forces with our stakeholders, we have made considerable progress in the area of social and environmental responsibility in the past few years. One of the highlights has been the creation of the Rexel Foundation for a better energy future, under the aegis of the Fondation de France, which demonstrates our desire to take action, in partnership with our suppliers, customers, universities and civil society, as well as our employees, in order to improve access to energy efficiency for all.

Helping our customers optimize their energy consumption, improving the environmental performance of our operations, partnering with our suppliers, engaging with our employees on a daily basis, and focusing our community involvement on helping people win the battle against fuel poverty: these are the key objectives that will guide us in driving sustainable results for our business.

RUDY PROVOOST Chairman and CEO of Rexel and Chairman of the Rexel Foundation for a better energy future