Nexans Foundation: 10 years of empowering underprivileged communities with sustainable electricityMay 10, 2023
As the Nexans Foundation 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 Nexans Foundation 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 Nexans Foundation 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 GuérinNexans CEO
Going even further
This year, the Nexans Foundation's 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.
On May 3rd, the Nexans Foundation 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.
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