Nexans’ ongoing international growth has naturally led the Group to create a more global framework for practicing its corporate values through support for community projects and charitable causes. The creation of the Nexans Foundation in early 2013 was a natural expression of this commitment, enabling us to coordinate the many actions and initiatives taken by our employees in the areas and countries where the Group operates and give them a single overriding objective – promoting access to energy for disadvantaged communities worldwide – a philanthropic pledge to meet a major challenge.
Access to energy is a critical concern in today’s world
Over 1.3 billion people currently have no access to energy and at least 2.7 billion do not have clean cooking facilities. More than 95% of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa or in developing Asia. An estimated 1 billion people will not have access to energy by 2030, and access to clean cooking facilities will have seen no improvement.
Through its Foundation, Nexans has decided to make a real commitment to help bring electricity to disadvantaged communities throughout the world by giving priority to close to the ground organizations and sustainable solutions.
Since 2013, with an annual budget of 300,000 euros, the Nexans Foundation has supported 67 projects in collaboration with 39 associations. 700,000 people have benefited from access to solidarity electricity in 30 countries. Over the months, we will share the progress of this new adventure in partnership with the associations supported.