Sustainability Report and Carbon Intensity Rankings

Is Rexel doing their part?

Their DitchCarbon score is 51

Rexel has a DitchCarbon Score of 51 out of 100, indicating a moderate level of sustainability in their operations. This score reflects the company’s carbon intensity, which is a measure of how much carbon emissions are produced relative to their activities. A higher score would suggest a lower carbon intensity and a stronger commitment to reducing their environmental impact.

This was calculated based on 30+ company specific emissions data points, the higher the score, the better. Check out our methodology.

Industry emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Rexel is a company in the industrial manufacturing sector, which has a medium carbon intensity ranking. Some industries are more damaging than others, this ranking gives you an indication of how carbon intensive the industry is which this company operates in.

Location emissions intensity

Very low




Very high

Rexel, located in France, benefits from the country’s very low carbon intensity, indicating strong sustainability efforts. The company’s location in a region with a low carbon footprint supports its environmental performance.

...this company is doing 9.71% better in emissions than the industry average.

Founded in 1967 and headquartered in Paris, Rexel operates within the industrial manufacturing sector, specializing in the distribution of electrical products and services for various markets including residential, commercial, and industrial. With a network of around 2,000 branches across 32 countries, the company employs over 27,000 people and generated sales of €13.2 billion in 2016. Rexel is committed to sustainable growth and value creation, focusing on organic growth, selective capital allocation, and operational and financial performance improvement.

emission intelligence's platform recommendations for Rexel

Rexel could reduce its scope 1 emissions by approximately 15% by investing in cleaner and more efficient machinery and equipment to enhance operational efficiency.

Good news, Rexel has set ambitious SBTi climate commitments

Rexel has established Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi) commitments to significantly reduce its greenhouse gas emissions from company operations, which include both direct emissions and indirect emissions from purchased energy. These targets align with the ambitious goal of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels.

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