When it comes to climate change and sustainable development, half-measures are not an option. That's why, as a global distribution expert in the energy world, Mayer and Rexel are reaffirming our commitment to a better tomorrow and are launching the Sustainable Selection, an informed selection of responsible products and solutions to help meet your needs and anticipate regulatory changes. A selection that's demanding today, and will be even more so tomorrow.
Discover our Sustainable Selection
As a historical partner in electrification and energy efficiency, we constantly strive to make your activity easier, more efficient and more sustainable. Today, we are accelerating our efforts with our Sustainable Selection to offer you the most responsible products (with the least impact on the planet, respecting ethical values and contributing to the energy transition).
We are at the start of our journey, and we will be ever more exacting in our selection criteria in complete transparency to help you make the right choice from among our range of products and brands.
Find our Sustainable Selection products at a glance
It couldn't be easier: when you search for products in the Rexel webshop, you will see the Sustainable Selection icon on all eligible products. The same logo can also be found on the product page, where you will discover the satisfied requirements that led to the product being selected.
This marker helps you identify our selection of products that meet your needs in terms of sustainability and products that make the energy transition happen.
Selection criteria set to become more demanding over time
In order to decide which products appear in our Sustainable Selection, we have defined the following strict criteria:
A bold, progressive, and developing sustainable program
Our Sustainable Selection is a progressive and continuous program that we will continue to implement in the coming years by reinforcing our criteria according to four categories that we have identified to address environmental and social challenges.
Sustainable Selection launch in 2023
accelerating our advisory role over the coming years, at the crossroads between customers and manufacturers
Committed suppliers who have signed our charter
2023 objective (Group level)
A selection implemented worldwide
Join us in making a sustainable future possible!
With our Sustainable Selection, we can help you choose your products in full awareness, working together towards a more sustainable future. By 2050, our ambition is to reach Net Zero emissions. Together, with you, we can achieve it.
Your questions, our answers
Why do you have products other than the Sustainable Selection in your range?
We believe that our role as a distributor, at the interface between customers and manufacturers, is crucial in solving today’s challenges. In response to the urgency of the situation and the ever-growing demand of our clients, we are accelerating our action with the launch of this selection. While we select all our products with expertise, those bearing the Sustainable Selection icon have fulfilled additional demanding criteria concerning sustainability. We are at the beginning of a demanding and ambitious ongoing approach which in due course will bring us to offer more and more sustainable products. This will only be made possible by acting together and in coordination with the whole value chain (end-users, customers, Rexel and suppliers).
Are the Sustainable Selection products more expensive?
The selection is based on sustainability criteria rather than on price considerations. Sustainable products can sometimes - but not always - be more expensive than similar products, owing to different production methods, materials, or more costly technologies involved. These products often provide long-term benefits such as energy savings, durability, and reduced environmental impact, which means greater value and lower total cost of ownership over their lifespan.
Why is eco-packaging not one of the criteria to be listed in the Sustainable Selection?
Rexel attaches great importance to setting clear rules for the most appropriate packaging to reduce waste. This strategic initiative is being conducted in parallel with suppliers with a view to reducing packaging to just what is needed for the product's purposes.
As a promoter of energy management services and solutions, Rexel places the energy transition at the heart of its value creation strategy, confirming both its ambition and its commitment to building a sustainable future.
Rexel's advanced program
with suppliers for
a sustainable roadmap
This strategic partnership program with our major suppliers aims to implement concrete actions structured according to a precise roadmap, in order to reduce our environmental impact in our joint actions.
Partner4Planet sets out the 4 pillars of Rexels Sustainable roadmap with suppliers: