Nexans partners with Signify to foster our decarbonation journey in Europe
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28 March 2024
5 min
Nexans Cortaillod factory

Europe is committed to reaching climate neutrality by 2050, and 35% of greenhouse gas emission reduction can be achieved by energy efficiency alone.

As part of its climate strategy, Nexans has committed to Net-Zero emissions by 2050. For the renovation of its industrial park’s lighting in Europe, the Group chose a solution that is both agile and resilient.

Nexans initiated with Signify, formerly known as Philips Lighting, the renovation of its lighting to move to LED in 12 of its sites in Europe, allowing the Group to reduce carbon footprint by 1,400 tons of CO2 equivalent overall per year. This partnership with Signify is a perfect example of how our suppliers – who are an integral part of the Group’s ecosystem, contribute to our roadmap.

Signify’s Light as a Service solution helps Nexans to optimize our costs, reduce our carbon footprint and improve our workers’ conditions, in compliance with Nexans E3 performance approach. This is key for our Group, because we are combining these three pillars in one.

David Grall, Nexans
David Grall

VP Sustainability, Nexans

This project is part of a European initiative called Efficiency as a Service (EaaS), led by the Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE) and part of the global Servitisation for Energy Transition (SET) Alliance, which operates on a pay-per-use model. Instead of paying for the actual product or infrastructure, customers only pay for the service they receive. The main goal of this project is to make it easier for companies to switch to energy-efficient solutions and speed up their adoption in the built environment.

Thanks to this model, Nexans achieves immediate savings on its consumption of electricity without having to invest in a new facility lighting system.

Spotlight on Cortaillod facility

Our historical site of Cortaillod, in Switzerland, represents one of our best-class facility for this lighting renovation initiative, as the plant has reduced its emissions by 300 tons equivalent CO2.

Watch the full video and discover the testimonies of Nexans Switzerland employees and how changing the lighting in their environment – factory or office, improved their working conditions.

One of the major advantages was improving the lighting: it was not just a one-for-one replacement but rather considering – according to each workstation, the places where lighting could be reduced and where it should be increased.

Yves Ruedin

Industrial project engineer, Nexans

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26 March 2024

Availability of the 2023 Universal Registration Document

The 2023 Universal Registration Document of Nexans has been filed with the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) today. It includes, among other information, the 2023 annual financial report, the integrated report, the Board of Directors’ management report, the Board of Directors’ report on corporate governance, the non-financial performance statement.

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Recycling and reincorporating cross-linked plastics: first anniversary of the RENOV collaborative project
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06 March 2024
5 min
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The RENOV (Recycling and Reincorporation of Elastomer Materials) research project, supported by ADEME, aims to develop innovative technical solutions for recycling plastics, in particular cross-linked industrial plastics widely used in the manufacturing of power cables and accessories.

Representing a total investment of more than €3.6 million, this project is co-financed to the tune of more than €2 million by the French government, as part of the France 2030 plan (operated by ADEME and financed by the European Union – NextGenerationEU). It aims to develop the country’s industrial competitiveness and future technologies.

This research program involves four partners – Elkem, Hutchinson, Nexans, and Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1 (IMP, CP2M & ISA) and relying on the expertise of the Axel’One platform. It aims to develop a circular economy model for plastics in order to limit their environmental impact, by collecting waste, recycling it and feeding it back into the manufacturing chain.

The project is designed to meet the growing market demand for products containing recycled materials.

Do you know what RENOV project is?

Major technical and scientific challenges

The technical innovations to be developed should enable the industrial partners to achieve a 25% rate of recycled raw materials in their respective finished products. By 2032, this could amount to more than 2,000 metric tons per year for each partner.

Several avenues are being explored:

  • develop methods for analyzing the composition of waste and analytical monitoring of recycling processes, in particular using the expertise of the Axel’One platform.
  • develop innovative mechanical recycling methods and combine them with chemical recycling techniques.
  • incorporate recycled material as new raw material in formulations and study the various influences (processes, rates of incorporation, etc.).

Environmental, economic and social challenges

At first glance, the use of recycled raw material as part of the project and according to the proposed scenarios should help to reduce the carbon footprint of the finished products concerned by around 0.3 to 0.9 kg CO2.eq per kg of product. This would correspond to a reduction in the carbon footprint of these products by around 20 to 25%. As the life cycle analysis will need to be quantified in greater detail, it is the subject of a specific project task.

In terms of social and economic benefits, the introduction of industrial waste recovery and recycling channels and processes should create new jobs specializing in this area of the circular economy.

Fully integrated from metallurgy to cable recycling, the Group has a unique approach on circular economy for copper, but also for other materials, plastic compounds, water, drums and packaging. The circular economy features in the Group’s CSR policy as one of the main ambitions, covering products, industrial processes and the supply chain.

Max-André Delannoy

Technical and Innovation Vice President, Nexans

Anniversary meeting at AmpaCity, Nexans’ global innovation hub in Lyon

At the start of 2024, the consortium met to take stock of the first year of collaboration. The initial results are significant for the project’s progress:

  • Collection and analysis of waste batches by each manufacturer to improve the definition of the waste targeted by the project: properties, chemistry, content (pollution), etc.
  • Discussions about the various technologies available on the market and tests carried out using certain machines have produced promising initial results, pointing to significant rates of reincorporation of recycled raw material (>5%).
  • Three post-doctoral researchers at Lyon 1 University have begun more specific studies combining mechanical and chemical recycling techniques, each focusing on a particular type of polymer/elastomer:
  1. silicones for Elkem
  2. rubbers for Hutchinson
  3. polyolefins for Nexans.

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26 March 2024

Availability of the 2023 Universal Registration Document

The 2023 Universal Registration Document of Nexans has been filed with the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) today. It includes, among other information, the 2023 annual financial report, the integrated report, the Board of Directors’ management report, the Board of Directors’ report on corporate governance, the non-financial performance statement.

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Nexans celebrates its 2023 CSR performance
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22 December 2023
3 min
onshore wind farm

Nexans’ CSR performance in 2023 attests to the company’s ability to combine economic prosperity, social commitment and reduced environmental impacts. The importance that Nexans gives to continuously improving its ethical and environmental practices highlights its positive contribution for society as a whole. This approach positions Nexans as an industry leader, showing that ethics and sustainability can go hand in hand with commercial success.

Progress and leadership confirmed in 2023

Nexans’ CSR performance was recognized by three independent rating organizations in 2023, reflecting the Group’s ongoing commitment to transition towards sustainable and responsible practices. As evidence of the company’s strategy to incorporate sustainability at every level of the organization, the A rating awarded by MSCI ESG Ratings emphasizes Nexans’ resilience to environmental, societal and governance risks.

Moreover, Nexans’ score of 80/100, places it in the top 1% of companies rated by EcoVadis, therefore maintaining its Platinum Medal for CSR recognition. This performance confirms that Nexans has implemented effective ethical business practices and sustainable initiatives.

Lastly, Nexans improved its Ethifinance score to 74/100 in 2023, affirming its commitment to environmental and social sustainable development.

The recognition gained through these scores demonstrates Nexans’ commitment to comply with and promote high standards of sustainability and social responsibility.

David Grall, Nexans

Delighted to promote Nexans’ excellent ESG rating results for the year 2023. These results demonstrate our unwavering commitment to environmental, social and governance principles, and underline our positive contribution to sustainable development and responsible business practices.

David Grall

Vice-President Sustainability & Corporate Transformation, Nexans

Focus on the future

For 2024 and the years ahead, Nexans intends to pursue its CSR efforts, primarily by focusing on reducing greenhouse gas emissions and developing innovative solutions for a low-carbon economy. These targets are in keeping with a global sustainability and social responsibility policy that aligns with both regulations and stakeholder expectations.

Nexans’ achievements in 2023 are merely the first steps on its pathway, clearly focused on the future. By continuing to combine innovation, sustainability and ethical conduct, Nexans feels confident about its ability to take on new opportunities and challenges that lie ahead in 2024 and beyond.

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26 March 2024

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The 2023 Universal Registration Document of Nexans has been filed with the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) today. It includes, among other information, the 2023 annual financial report, the integrated report, the Board of Directors’ management report, the Board of Directors’ report on corporate governance, the non-financial performance statement.

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Navigating a perma-crisis era: Nexans ecosystem in action
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13 November 2023
5 min
nexans-2023-suppliers-day

In the fast-evolving world of global markets, Nexans stands tall with a robust ecosystem. Our Suppliers are at the heart of Nexans ecosystem, seamlessly collaborating to amplify E3 impacts: Economics, Environment, and Engagement. This October, we celebrated this partnership with the 3rd Nexans Suppliers Day, a hallmark of our E3 journey.

Antifragility: the bedrock of our future together

In an ever-shifting landscape of global challenges, Our CEO, Christopher Guérin emphasized the importance of moving beyond resilience.

Being in a perma-crisis world requires not only to be resilient but to become antifragile. It means building a coalition, an ecosystemic partnership to support the potential heavy shock of the economic downturn and geopolitical instability.

Christopher Guérin
Christopher Guérin

CEO, Nexans

Nexans & Suppliers serving a unique ecosystem

Far from a mere supply chain, Nexans is part of a vibrant ecosystem ripe with potential.

Over 75% of our key suppliers affirm the positivity and mutual benefits derived from our collaboration.

Vincent Dessale, Nexans COO
Vincent Dessale

COO, Nexans

Voices from valued partners like TenneT, Celsia, and Sonepar echoed this spirit of co-creation.

We spotlighted Nexans’ low-carbon offerings thanks to our cooperation with suppliers. For example, Nexans has launched a new range of low-carbon distribution grid cables in France. The eco-centric approach, spanning the product life cycle, has culminated in reducing greenhouse gas emissions by up to 50% for some products. Rooted in low-carbon aluminum, recycled plastic, and decarbonized energy, these innovations offer transparent CO2 data, enabling stakeholders to streamline their carbon footprint.

In the realm of sustainable advancements, Laure Desseigne emphasized the potential of collaborative endeavors. Harnessing the collective strength of stakeholders, especially suppliers, can lead to groundbreaking environmental solutions. As we continuously refine our products, this joint effort is crucial for spearheading sustainable innovations and reinforcing the ecosystem’s commitment to ecological progress.

Clear goals and collective commitment are our north stars.

Christophe Allain

Global portfolio director non ferrous metals, Nexans

Heartwarming success stories added a touch of inspiration, highlighting circular economy, supply chain’s digitization and long-term security of supply through successful collaborations with industry stalwarts like KGHM, Schneider Electric, Suez, and Trimet.

However, with opportunities come challenges such as our joint responsibility in adapting to new regulations and ensuring a compliant, robust, and data-driven supply chain at all tier levels.

E3 suppliers’ scoring unveiled

Jérôme Chiquet, our VP Group Purchasing, introduced the innovative E3 suppliers’ scoring system, a robust framework ensuring our suppliers align with our E3 vision. “It’s not just about profit but ensuring that economic gains don’t come at the expense of our environment or engagement,” he elaborated.

From Vision to Reality: The E3 journey

Reflecting on our path since 2021, the milestones achieved with our strategic suppliers stand testament to our shared vision. We electrify the future!

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26 March 2024

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The 2023 Universal Registration Document of Nexans has been filed with the AMF (Autorité des Marchés Financiers) today. It includes, among other information, the 2023 annual financial report, the integrated report, the Board of Directors’ management report, the Board of Directors’ report on corporate governance, the non-financial performance statement.

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Harnessing the power of sun: Nexans’ solar rooftop inauguration in Turkey
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13 September 2023
4 min
Nexans Denizli

On September 6, Nexans Turkey‘s team unveiled its latest environmental initiative: the solar power facility adorning the roof of Nexans’ Denizli plant.

In a major step towards sustainability and environmental responsibility, and one year after the launch of the project, the solar roof has successfully been inaugurated, in attendance of Nexans figures and local authorities. This ambitious initiative is key towards an eco-conscious future: the system will reduce the plant’s CO2 emissions by an impressive 600 tons per year.

The solar roof implementation aligns perfectly with Nexans’ contribution to carbon neutrality for 2030. It also directly matches Nexans E3 strategy, combining Economy, Environment and Engagement, and promoting sustainable practices across the company.

The 1MW solar rooftop is now operational, making it a tangible example of how sustainable energy solutions can be integrated into industrial settings.

That is why the Denizli plant’s solar rooftop inauguration is not only a milestone but also a promise to the planet. By harnessing the power of sun, Nexans Turkey further emphasizes its dedication to environmental excellence.

Solar rooftop inauguration at Nexans Denizli plant
Omar Monajjed, Karima Cherifi, Atilla Kurtiş, Jean Mouton, Necati Gunendi inaugurating Nexans’ Denizli solar rooftop

Harnessing the power of solar energy, our solar rooftop stands as a testimonial to our commitment to environmental responsibility. We remain steadfast in our dedication to sustainable practices and will continue to drive positive change within our organization and beyond.

Atilla Kurtiş

Vice President, Nexans Turkey & Central Asia

Solar power facility installation at Nexans’ Denizli plant

But the commitment to sustainability doesn’t stop at the plant’s rooftop. On the same day, the solar facility in DOÇEM’s school, a Fondation Nexans CSR project that Nexans Turkey has fervently supported, was also inaugurated.

DOÇEM is a renowned school that provides special education for autistic children. The solar roof installation fully meets the power requirements, substituting for conventional power sources, and is poised to make a real difference in the lives of more than 340 children each year.

It is such a pride to receive the aid of Fondation Nexans, proving the rigor of our project. We are glad that the power needs of our school, especially designed considering the needs of our children, will be met using environment-friendly solar energy panels.

Ali Abalıoğlu

Chairman of board of Directors, Cafer Sadik Abalioğlu Foundation for Education and Culture

This heartwarming project showcases Nexans Turkey’s engagement beyond corporate borders, making a positive impact on the local community.

Both solar roof installations underscore Nexans dedication to environmental responsibility and its determination to align with its E3 vision. By reducing carbon emissions, harnessing solar energy, and giving back to the local community, Nexans Turkey sets a stellar example for corporate sustainability initiatives.

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Promoting environmental awareness in the construction sector
Sustainable construction
07 August 2023
6 min
Sustainable construction event, by Indeco by Nexans

Insights from ‘Sustainable Construction: Shaping the Future’ event

In a significant gathering named “Sustainable Construction: Shaping the Future“, hosted by Indeco by Nexans in Lima on August 4th, industry leaders, public and private stakeholders, guild representatives, and civil associations converged to delve into the pivotal role of sustainability within the construction domain. This event underscored that sustainability isn’t just an abstract concept but a tangible approach to constructing a conscientious future in harmony with the environment.

The meeting was attended by Jose Salardi, Executive Director of Proinversión; Alex García, General Manager of Indeco by Nexans; Leonie Roca, President of the Association for the Promotion of the National Infrastructure (AFIN); Rosa Bueno, President of the Chamber of Commerce of Lima (CCL); and Antonio Amico, President of the Association of Real Estate Developers of Peru (ADI).

Alex García, representing Indeco by Nexans, emphasized the multifaceted aspects of sustainability within the construction sector. One notable dimension is the selection of materials, wherein the choice of electrical cables bears significant weight. The proliferation of counterfeit materials not only jeopardizes the safety of Peruvian families but also escalates costs, including energy consumption. García highlighted the pivotal role of companies in educating consumers about secure and sustainable product choices, emphasizing the duty to inform customers about the environmental impact of their purchases.

Regardless the sector to which they belong, the companies have the responsibility to educate the market and make people aware of the environmental impact the products they buy.

Alex García, General Manager of Indeco by Nexans
Alex García

General Manager, Indeco by Nexans

While the sustainable path might not be the shortest, it’s undoubtedly the right one.

Rosa Bueno, President of CCL
Rosa Bueno

President, Chamber of Commerce of Lima (CCL)

Rosa Bueno, President of CCL, underscored the rising significance of sustainability in business operations and emphasized the guild’s dedication to promoting sustainable practices. The CCL representative revealed that the CCL’s sustainability commission is partnering with the European Union to support small and medium-sized enterprises in embracing sustainability through circular economy initiatives.

Antonio Amico, ADI’s President, recognized the construction sector’s pivotal role in Peru’s economic landscape, ranking second only to mining in contributions. Amico highlighted the growing trend of integrating sustainability into construction projects, including innovations such as wastewater reuse and the installation of underground electrical cables to minimize environmental impact while embracing alternative energy sources.

In addition, Leonie Roca addressed the challenges posed by sustainability implementation within the sector, particularly in the public sector. The association’s representative lamented that the prevailing criteria for approving public investment projects often prioritize speed and cost considerations, leading to a deficiency in sustainability aspects. She asserted that current sustainable practices focus on reducing waste generation and optimizing process efficiency in both construction and infrastructure endeavours.

The collective insights from this event make it clear that education and awareness are critical components in driving sustainable practices in the construction sector. By aligning stakeholders and fostering a deeper understanding of the environmental consequences of their choices, the industry can pave the way for a more responsible and ecologically harmonious future.

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Nexans Morocco launches the Nexans Climate Challenge
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20 June 2023
3 min
nexans-climate-challenge

Nexans Morocco launches the first edition of the “Nexans Climate Challenge”. The competition aims to encourage climate innovation by rewarding the most promising projects in this field.

The challenge is open to all project holders, whether in corporate or academic sector, as well as start-ups, who are developing innovative solutions to combat climate change. Candidates can submit their projects in one of the following four categories: renewable energies, energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and circular economy.

Projects will be evaluated by a jury composed of experts from Nexans and the energy and climate domain ecosystem, based on several criteria, such as environmental impact, innovation, economic viability and feasibility. As a result, the winners of the “Nexans Climate Challenge” will receive financial support and have the opportunity to collaborate with Nexans on future projects to promote the development of innovative sustainable solutions.

Three winning projects will be selected by the jury and rewarded in 2024 during the 4th edition of Nexans Climate Day.

The Nexans Climate Challenge provides a unique opportunity for innovative project holders to gain visibility and recognition on a global scale. It also aims to serve as a platform for collaboration and partnership with Nexans and other stakeholders in the fields of energy transition and sustainable development.

We firmly believe that creativity and innovation are essential to finding sustainable and effective solutions to protect our planet. That’s why we launched the “Nexans Climate Challenge” to support and encourage entrepreneurs and innovators working on this crucial issue.

Selma Alami
Selma Alami

Managing Director, Nexans North & West Africa

This Climate Challenge reflects Nexans’ commitment to tackling climate change and promoting sustainable development. The competition is part of the Group’s broader strategy to transition to a low-carbon future and support the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

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Fondation Nexans: 10 years of empowering underprivileged communities with sustainable electricity
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10 May 2023
5 min
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As the Fondation Nexans celebrates its 10th anniversary, Nexans looks back with pride at the impact made in bringing electricity, education and sustainable development to underprivileged populations worldwide.

Over the past decade, the Foundation has supported over 145 projects across five continents, benefiting more than 2.2 million people. It owes this success to the dedication of its partner NGOs and the hard work of the Group’s employees.

In 2013, Nexans became the first player in the cable industry to establish a Corporate Foundation devoted to serving the public interest. Its creation was a natural extension of the Group’s commitment to professionalizing international initiatives for the development of electrification for underprivileged populations by placing them in a common perspective.

The Fondation Nexans has the following objectives:

  • Support actions to provide access to energy for underprivileged populations worldwide by favoring organizations close to the field and reliable and sustainable solutions.
  • Support the education and training of populations in technical, energy, and environmental fields.
  • Support environmental studies related to electrification, including climate, energy sobriety, protection of resources, and biodiversity.

The Foundation is highly selective in its choice of projects, prioritizing those with the greatest social and environmental impact, particularly in bringing electricity to local communities.

I would like to express my gratitude to all the NGOs working with the Fondation Nexans over the last decade. Thank you for your engagement by our side and all the fantastic projects you are doing for the populations with the greatest needs.

Christopher Guérin
Christopher Guérin

President of the Fondation Nexans and CEO, Nexans

Going even further

This year, the Fondation Nexans’ budget has been increased by 30%, which will enable it to expand its reach and support even more impactful projects in the future. With this strengthened impact objective, the Foundation will be perfectly in line with the Group’s strategy for sustainable electrification, accessible to all.

NGOs present at Fondation Nexans celebration

10 years celebration event in Paris

On May 3rd, the Fondation Nexans hosted a roundtable discussion focused on Ensuring universal access to affordable, reliable, and sustainable energy.

The panel discussion featured four NGOs supported by the Foundation: Fondem (la Fondation Énergies pour le Monde), Women of Africa, SHEKINA and TECHO.

Find out more about the key learnings of this event
NGOs present at Fondation Nexans celebration

Fondem, Geres, Women of Africa, Shekina and Fondation Nexans at Nexans Paris headquarter

Christopher Guérin at Fondation Nexans' 10 years celebration

Christopher Guérin

Fondation Nexans 10 years celebration, roundtable

Madeleine Fauchier, Yvane Bohoussou, Ange-Eric Kouassi, Olivier Chevreau – On screen: Camilo Elton, Pablo Undurraga

NGOs present at Fondation Nexans celebration

Fondem, Geres, Women of Africa, Fondation Nexans, Shekina at Nexans Paris headquarter

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Liban Cables extends solar power system at Nahr Ibrahim facility
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03 May 2023
7 min
Liban Cable's Nahr Ibrahim facility

Liban Cables, a Nexans company, has inaugurated the extension of its 600kW peak solar power system at its Nahr Ibrahim industrial facility, leading to a total output power to 1.2 MW at peak with a first of its kind 500kW containerized battery solution.

This project will allow Liban Cables to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1,500 tons per year, which is equivalent to the weight of 750 cars, by replacing two of its six electric generators with photovoltaic panels.

The 3,020 photovoltaic panels installed at Liban Cables and connected to the plant with Nexans solutions will generate over 1,800 MWh per year. This renewable energy will cover over 18% to 20% of the electricity needed by the plant to produce a wide range of building, industry and infrastructure cables. This is the equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 434 Lebanese homes for 25 years.

The official unveiling took place under the patronage and in the presence of H.E Dr. Walid Fayad, Minister of Energy and Water and H.E Mr. George Bouchikian, Minister of Industry. Ms. Maria Lorente, Senior Corporate VP CHRO & CSR – Nexans, in addition to clients, distributors, partners and members of the press, also attended the launch event.

Liban Cable’s facility is one of the largest renewable energy projects in the country. This installation represents Nexans’ commitment to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions by 4.2% per year by 2030 and to contribute to mitigating the impact of climate change by developing renewable energy usage.

Nabil Khlat

Chairman and CEO, Liban Cables

Liban Cables solar panel inauguration at Nahr Ibrahim facility

Prosperity and stability in society is ensured by the integration and interaction between industry, tourism, trade, and services. The state cannot exist and persist without protecting these sectors and giving them growth opportunities. The private sector in all its aspects remains the guarantee of the economy. The willingness of Liban Cables to invest financially in this project, as industrialists did before them, is an indication of well-being, flexibility, and determination to rely on oneself, without that implying the will to replace the state, nor does the state want to wither away, disappear, or isolate. I congratulate Liban Cables for being a leading institution in the manufacturing of cables and advanced, innovative solutions in this field. The partnership of Liban Cables with the international French group Nexans opens horizons and opportunities.

Georges Bouchikian

Minister, Ministry of Industry

The Ministry of the Energy and Water is ready to coordinate and cooperate with the ministry of Industry to move forward in order to transform the largest possible number of Lebanese factories to operate on renewable energy. The Ministry of the Energy and Water has prepared a joint proposal with the ministry of finance to relieve all solar energy importers from VAT and other taxation and this in accordance with article 72 of the 2022 budget; hoping that this decision will incentivize more solar energy projects. The negotiation between the team of the ministry and of EDL on one side and representatives of 11 private sector companies who were awarded licenses to produce electricity will reach its conclusion and the contract signing will happen this coming Friday according to a previous cabinet decision.

Dr. Walid Fayad

Minister, Ministry of the Energy and Water

Liban Cables' Nahr Ibrahim facility solar power inauguration

Nabil Khlat, Maria Lorente, Bruno Daguet, Omar Jallad, Dr. Walid Fayad and Mr. George Bouchikian

Liban Cables' Nahr Ibrahim facility solar power inauguration

Omar Jallad, Bruno Daguet, Nabil Khlat, Mr. George Bouchikian Dr. Walid Fayad and Maria Lorente

In 2017, Liban Cables had shown its Energy Transition pioneer position by installing a 600 kWp solar power system at its Nahr Ibrahim industrial facility. This was the first project to be completed within the framework of the Small Decentralized Renewable Energy Power Generation (DREG) Project by the United Nations Development Program and the Lebanese Ministry of Energy and Water.

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Fondation HEC, HEC, Nexans

Nexans, HEC Paris and the HEC Foundation have launched the “Orchestrating sustainable business transformation” chair to support companies on their journey to greater sustainability.

Back in 2018, Nexans, which designs and produces market-leading cabling systems and services, began its transformation to become a pure player in bringing safer, renewable and decarbonized electrification to all. Sustainability therefore naturally forms part of the Group’s values and today plays a central role in its strategy, permeating through every level of the company. This is reflected in myriad ways, such as its ambition to contribute to carbon neutrality by 2030, as well as its Foundation set up to improve access to energy for disadvantaged communities all throughout the world, blazing a trail in the industry.

At the same time, HEC Paris, with support from the HEC Foundation, teaches its students to tackle the major issues facing society, politics and the economy, today and into the future. The business school works alongside decision-makers in the public and private sector, as well as civil society, to develop innovative solutions to the major challenges of our time, in particular through its “Society & Organizations” Institute (S&O).

Driven by this shared ambition to bring about a more sustainable society, the three organizations have entered into a five-year partnership.

The “Orchestrating sustainable business transformation” chair will be headed by Sebastian Becker, associate professor of accounting and management control at HEC Paris.

It will in particular draft a report on the transformation journey undertaken at Nexans. The company will share its experience, its expertise, and its ideas about E3, – Economy, Environment, and Engagement – a performance management method which will be enriched by the research conducted by Professor Becker into sustainable transformation steering tools, knowledge as well as the academic and professional networks of HEC Paris’ S&O Institute.

The Group will also be involved in the various activities organized by the S&O Institute, including conferences, round tables, and discussion sessions between students and employees.

Nexans The Group will also be invited to take part in the certificates offered by HEC Paris around sustainability and the climate transition, such as “Inclusive & Social Business” or “Climate & Business Transition”, and present new teaching modules to raise awareness among HEC Paris students (internships in production plants, mini business cases, etc.).

I am delighted we have established this partnership and am proud to see the interest HEC and its Foundation have shown in our transformation and commitments. Future-facing companies must shift toward a new performance model that systematically combines Economy, Environment and Engagement as part of a long-term holistic strategy where they work together to find solutions to major problems. By collaborating with HEC and setting up the chair, we will be able to go even further in building new approaches, behaviors, mentalities and training courses for the managers of today and the students who will follow in their footsteps.

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Christopher Guérin

CEO, Nexans

Signature Nexans, HEC, Fondation HEC
Christopher Guérin, Delphine Colson, Eloïc Peyrache, Sebastian Becker

We are thrilled to be part of this partnership with Nexans setting up the ‘Orchestrating sustainable business transformation’ chair. This collaboration and our shared values will enable us to combine our strengths and expertise to inspire significant change. Together, we are committed to developing innovative solutions to help the leaders of tomorrow bring about a more sustainable future.

Eloïc Peyrache

Dean and Général Director, HEC Paris

We are very pleased to see Nexans join the list of companies supporting the Foundation. The partnership with the S&O Institute will enable us to work together to develop new, more sustainable business models for the future of business. We are very grateful for companies like Nexans, which support research and teaching in leading universities such as HEC. It is thanks to them that we can give researchers and professors the resources they need to broaden their knowledge.

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President, HEC Foundation

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