Rooted in the principles of universal human rights, Rexel's HR policy recognizes the value of human capital and career development for all of its employees. These two pillars are also key drivers of the Group's sustainable performance and are based on skills development, workplace safety and wellbeing, social dialogue, equal opportunity, inclusion and diversity.
Wire: connecting, inspiring and empowering
A major initiative within the Group, the Wire network (for “Women in Rexel”) aims to promote diversity and facilitate the inclusion of women in the company. The first Wire community was created by the Group’s American subsidiary. The second annual session of Women in Rexel was held remotely in September 2020, with more than 1,000 participants. This conference caught the interest of various regional entities, which have begun to organize their own groups.
This initiative has been added to the objectives of “Wire for Leaders”, Rexel’s global program aimed at female leaders in the Group’s various entities. It is composed of women who are part of local management teams or have an influential role in the subsidiaries. “Wire for Leaders” organizes opportunities for interaction and inspiration through initiatives implemented in other companies. For example, on July 7, 2021, the group welcomed Gérald Karsenti, Chairman of SAP France, the French subsidiary of the German business software giant, who shared his thoughts on diversity and its impact on company performance.
Recently, Anne Mottet, Livestock Development Officer with the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations participated in Wire meetings during which she presented her vision of leadership and diversity and inclusion challenges within organizations.