"Sailing expresses Prysmian’s values, like trust, ambition and a continuous search for new challenges,” Prysmian CEO Valerio Battista explained. “At the same time, sailing represents the wind and the renewable energies that are the future of our business. Giancarlo Pedote will be Prysmian’s world ambassador and we are proud to partner with Electriciens sans frontières with which we share the common goal of promoting development to local communities through access to energy.”
Many people are not aware that 1.1 billion people around the world do not have access to electricity. ESF tries to remedy this huge obstacle to prosperity by prioritizing electrification of public services wherever possible, often focusing on schools. For example, it was asked by a Senegalese charity to electrify a public primary school for 347 children in the village of M’Bomboye. ESG took charge of the design and installation of a solar lighting system for the school. Over 80% of the NGO’s projects use renewable energy.
"Access to energy is recognized by the UN as one of the sustainable development goals,” Electriciens sans frontières President Hervé Gouyet. “Clean, safe and secure energy is essential to overcome poverty, improve health and education, promote a healthy diet and deliver economic growth. Our collaboration con Prysmian Group, through a supply of electric cables, enables Electriciens sans frontières to improve its ability to increase the access to energy. In many cases, an electric cable is the thread that offers a light to shine and give hope.”