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    External commitments

Our external commitments

Schneider Electric works with different local and international organizations and associations on economic, social and environmental issues to foster sustainable development in cooperation with various players from society. Schneider Electric confirms its commitment and participation in discussions on challenges related to climate change. Examples of international commitments:

Global Compact
Launched in 1999 by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan, the Global Compact brings companies and non-governmental organizations together under the aegis of the United Nations to "unite the power of market with the authority of universal ideals". Since 2013, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric, has been Chairman of the Global Compact France.
In 2018, Schneider Electric Chairman & CEO is appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact.

Global Compact LEAD
In 2018, Schneider Electric has been recognized by the UN Global Compact as a Global Compact LEAD company for demonstrating an ongoing commitment towards achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Global Compact LEAD gathers the most engaged companies committed to the United Nations Global Compact Ten Principles. Schneider Electric will be an active participant on the platforms ”Pathways to Low-Carbon & Resilient Development” and “Decent Work in Global Supply Chains”.


We Mean Business
We Mean Business is a global nonprofit coalition working with the world’s most influential businesses to take action on climate change.
Their mission is to ensure that the world economy is on track to avoid dangerous climate change by 2020 while delivering sustainable growth and prosperity for all.
The coalition brings together seven international nonprofit organizations: BSR, CDP, Ceres, The B Team, The Climate Group, The Prince of Wales Corporate Leaders Group and WBCSD.
Through the initiatives of its partners, We Mean Business gathers more than 700 companies committed to bold Climate action. Schneider Electric has joined 7 of those initiatives : setting Science-Based Targets, the ”Low Carbon Technology Partnerships” initiative, RE100 and EP100 commitments, implementing internal carbon pricing, commit to “report climate change information in mainstream reports as a fiduciary duty” and the “Responsible Corporate Engagement in Climate Policy” commitment.

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World Business Council for Sustainable Development (WBCSD)
In March 2010, Schneider Electric joined the WBCSD right after it released the Manifesto for Energy efficiency in buildings, a document urging companies to implement simple best practices to save energy in their buildings.
Schneider Electric is co-signatory of a white paper on business solutions for access to energy for all, the first major publication of the Access to Energy initiative of the WBCSD.
The Group is also co-pilot of the « Low carbon electrification in remote areas » group.

Sustainable energy for all
In September 2011, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the "Sustainable energy for all" initiative so that governments, businesses and civil society, working in partnership, can make sustainable energy for all a reality by 2030.

Alliance for rural electrification (ARE)
ARE is an international professional association who represents the decentralized clean energy sector and works on the integration of clean energy in rural electrification markets in developing and emerging countries.

Caring for climate
Launched in 2007 by UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, Caring for Climate is an initiative of the Global Compact, the UN Environment Programme and the secretariat of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change to advance the role of business in the fight against climate change. It provides a framework for business leaders to promote practical solutions and help shape public policy as well as consumer habits.
Business leaders who support the statement are prepared to set goals, develop and expand their strategies and practices, and to publicly disclose emissions as part of their Global Compact’s Communication on Progress.

Alliance to Save Energy
Schneider Electric is a member of the Alliance to Save Energy. This alliance is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders working together to promote energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.

Clinton Climate Initiative
In 2007, Schneider Electric joined the Clinton Climate Initiative. This international initiative is designed to help the world’s largest cities reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by managing energy consumption in buildings more effectively.

The 2˚C Challenge Communiqué (Corporate Leaders Group)
Schneider Electric has signed the 2˚C Challenge Communiqué, which called on governments to break the deadlock in international negotiations and take action at national level to ensure a successful transition to green growth and a climate resilient economy.

Green Grid
Schneider Electric is a member of the Green Grid Association, a non-profit, open industry consortium of end users, policy makers, technology providers, facility architects, and utility companies that works to improve the resource efficiency of information technology and data centers throughout the world.

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