March 13, 2022
Rexel Nederland and the Unica Foundation have entered into a partnership for the next three years. The collaboration was confirmed in March by means of a firm handshake and signing for Nico Duivenvoorde of Rexel and Edwin Koers of the Unica Foundation.
Rexel Nederland, part of the globally established French company Rexel Group, commits itself as a bronze partner to the Unica Foundation. The company located in Zoetermeer, active as an electrical wholesaler, will help to realize a number of sustainable development and support projects of the foundation in Nepal in the coming years.
Rexel is strongly committed to create a better world through products and services that contribute to a better environment. As an expert in the distribution of electrical materials, Rexel specializes in solar panels installations, charging units for electric vehicles, heat pump systems and LED lighting solutions. As a partner in the creation of sustainable energy-reducing solutions, Rexel makes it possible to provide buildings and means of transport with sustainable electricity without gas or other fossil fuels.
“The fact that the Unica Foundation helps the Nepalese population to better living conditions through sustainable techniques such as solar energy, for example, is what inspired us to become a partner,” says Nico Duivenvoorde on behalf of Rexel. In turn, Edwin Koers of the Unica Foundation is very happy with the support. “Our mission is to support aid projects in Nepal with our technical knowledge and expertise of (sustainable) technology. The fact that we are supported in this by a colleague in the industry strengthens us in this mission.”
The Unica Foundation has already realized more than 60 projects in Nepal and has helped more than 40,000 people. The Unica Foundation mainly focuses on larger projects to improve living conditions in an entire village. Think of drinking water projects with a tap per home, a toilet for every family and improved cooking appliances that are connected to a chimney instead of open cooking fires in the house.
Clean drinking water, tidy toilets, improved cooking stoves and hygiene training improve the health of residents enormously. The Unica Foundation also regularly carries out smaller projects, such as (solar) energy facilities for medical posts, small hospitals, a library, shelters, monasteries, facilities for the disabled and schools.