Rexel Développement employees support social and professionnal integration through sports

Rexel Développement contributes to install lighting in 4 sports centres in disadvantaged urban areas alongside Sport dans la ville


Project description

Rexel Développement supports the association Sport dans la ville (“Sport in the City”) by installing lighting in four sports centres located in disadvantaged urban areas in France. This lighting will allow the centres to play host to night-time sports sessions and help to recruit and retain young people in addition to the more traditional employability schemes offered by the association such as Job dans la ville (“Job in the City”).

This partnership results from the call for projects launched by the Foundation among Rexel employees during the EcoDays campaign, a Rexel Group initiative to promote community projects supported by employees. It was submitted by Guillaume through the Group intranet and received an important support from all Rexel employees.


The four sports centres are located in Ile-de-France region (France), in disadvantaged urban areas, where unemployment can be as high as 45% among 15-24 year olds. Thanks to the installation of lighting in these centres, the association will be able to connect with young people from disadvantaged areas and to build a relationship of trust with them through the hosting of sports sessions. The Sport dans la ville programmes aim to promote social integration and employability by playing an active part in the personal progression and development of these young people.


  • Lighting up four sports centres in the Ile-de-France region
  • Allowing Sport dans la ville to connect with youg people from disadvantaged urban areas
  • On the long term, supporting professional integration of young people members of the association

Find out more about Sport dans la ville

Since 1998, Sport dans la ville has been implementing social and professional integration programmes for young people from disadvantaged neighbourhoods through sports. It supports the personal progression and development of 4,500 young people members of the association.


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