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In an era where climate urgency becomes a top concern for all countries worldwide, the primary challenge of our century is to ensure a more sustainable environment for all people. Since the signing of the Paris Agreement, which aims, among other things, to limit the temperature increase of the planet to 1.5°C, accelerating the energy transition to achieve carbon neutrality has become the current focus.

This objective pressures economic players to urgently and effectively address a fundamental question: How can value be created while preserving the planet and ensuring safe and sustainable access to electricity, which remains a significant obstacle to the development of certain regions, especially in Africa?

Using Africa as an example when discussing climate is not accidental. Africa is a lowcarbon continent that paradoxically experiences the devastating effects of climate change more than any other continent. It is essential to rethink electrification plans based on innovative economic.

A vision for sustainable development in Africa

The Kingdom of Morocco has committed to an ambitious energy transition strategy based on complementary objectives: 20% energy savings and 52% renewable energy share in the electricity mix by 2030. Morocco has become the world›s 4th best country for climate performance (source: Climate Performance Index 2023) and the world leader in renewable energies indexed to GDP (source: RECAI). As an energy Hub, Morocco offers ideal conditions for the deployment of large-scale integrated energy strategies, creating a remarkable force in the fight against climate change across the continent.

These actions naturally align with the environmental ambitions of Nexans group, which makes energy transition the cornerstone of its strategy. A vision that ultimately proves that environmental responsibility is an essential lever in the value creation process.

Nexans Morocco has positioned itself at the heart of this strategy as a major player in the energy transition in North and West Africa. With the Kingdom as a launch pad, Nexans has established itself as a clear leader in Africa by bringing in its expertise through an end to end support from engineering, to manufacturing, to usage.

Part of its innovative solutions, Nexans has built a comprehensive Solar Offer “Nexans Solar Power” developed within Industrial & Engineering partnerships, leveraging on internal expertise and leading players in the Solar and Power Distribution.

Due to the normalization of decarbonized energy, Nexans, by taking a proactive stance, considers the entire life cycle of its products. The group works throughout the value chain to integrate sustainable development— from the purchase of raw materials to engineering, by providing technical information for building services companies.

Developing the circular economy is also among the major goals of the group’s CSR policy. In partnership with its customers, Nexans contributes to a sustainable economy through eco-friendly design and life cycle analysis of its products, with the aim of limiting material and resource consumption. This is done by implementing a feedback system while simultaneously increasing the company’s autonomy and reducing pollution.

Nexans’ main objective is to reduce its facilities’ Scope 1 and 2 emissions by 46% by 2030. To do this, Nexans aims to : use renewable energy through local production, acquire decarbonized energy, recycle 100% of its waste, deploy energy efficient solutions such as lighting, use recycled materials, and adopt low-carbon modes of transport and shorten supply chains.

Nexans is at the forefront of factory standards for the coming decades, focusing on digitization. All factories are organized and managed within the framework of the operational standard «World Class Manufacturing (WCM).» This standard contributes to the deployment of Industry 4.0 within the Group and aims to ensure the robustness of its industrial process and improve environmental performance.

Drawing on its expertise and innovation capabilities, Nexans is deploying new technologies to facilitate the optimal integration of renewable energy.

The strategy is based off the new «E3» model, designed and developed by Nexans. It is a unique production model, built in the context of a world that faces a series of ongoing crises, that relies on a synergy between economic performance and environmental performance, with the human factor intimately linked in the perspective of sustainable value creation.