Rexel Foundation for a better energy future was awarded the "Very Favorite Trophy for a Foundation" by Trophées Défis RSE 2015
16 June 2015
The awards ceremony Trophées Défis RSE has awarded the two-year Rexel Foundation for its dynamism, already supporting 29 initiatives in 13 countries with more than 40 partners as well as the innovative model of its Platform in support of social entrepreneurs
The “Défis RSE” (CSR Challenges) are organized with the support of companies committed to CSR, which form the jury selecting the best CSR initiatives, those who have demonstrated responsibility in the commitments, performance , sustainability and daring.
Among the key initiatives is a joint skills platform in support of social entrepreneurs, which is a laboratory of initiatives, an incubator of innovative models that benefit most vulnerable populations or "BOP" (Base of the Pyramid). It connects the numerous players involved in energy progress:
- social entrepreneurs, leading projects with an aim to improve access to energy and fight against fuel poverty
- Rexel partners: suppliers, service companies, associations or organizations
- Rexel employees who put their skills to the projects.
Today, the platform hosts social entrepreneurs of different nationalities who are supported in various forms: skills sponsorship, donation of equipment, financial, transport and logistics support, or knowledge sharing tools. It has already trained more than 500 experts and professionals and pursues its international development as a priority.
The Rexel Foundation was awarded alongside eight other winners from 37 nominated companies or organizations.