Rexel, a distributor of sustainable and innovative products and services for automation, technical supply and energy management, was one of the partners recognized in an award given to Schneider Electric for its alliance management capabilities in corporate social responsibility at the 2013 annual summit of the Association of Strategic Alliance Professionals (ASAP) held in Orlando, Fla., in March.
The ASAP, a professional association dedicated to elevating and promoting the profession and discipline of alliance management, recognized the partnership between Schneider Electric and its ecosystem of partners, including Rexel, with an award for Sustainable Development Alliances in the category Alliance for Corporate Sustainability. The award recognizes the partnership signed by Rudy Provoost, Rexel’s chairman and CEO and Jean-Pascal Tricoire, president and CEO of Schneider Electric, to promote greater access to energy efficiency for disadvantaged populations.
The partnership’s first initiative was launched in October 2012 in support of a vocational school providing job training in the energy management sector for underprivileged students in Taiyuan, Shanxi, province in China. The project, managed with the support of the China Environmental Protection Foundation, is designed to upgrade and equip two workshops and educate 300 students over two years.