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How can digital technologies help overcome the challenges of urbanization and climate change? To cope with world energy consumption increasing by almost 50%, while simultaneously halving emissions by 2050, there must be a global effort to accelerate the transition towards a digital, electric, economy.Read the report Learn more
Highlighting our global partnership to develop training in electricity, renewables and entrepreneurship in emerging countries.
Announcing the winners of the European call for projects on social innovation to tackle fuel poverty.
In 2015, we defined a CO2 roadmap with a 2020 – 2030 timeframe. It identifies ways to remain “COP21 and +2° compatible” and decouples our activities, including our growth journey and supply chain transformations, from climate implications. Through R&D efforts and ecoDesign Way, we develop a broad range of products, services, and solutions that bring significant CO2 avoidance to our customers.
Resource efficiency and productivity are our mottos. We drive efforts toward energy efficiency, water efficiency, the reduction of transportation and manufacturing externalities, and the adoption of green best-available techniques in our plants and distribution centers. Additionally, our key processes embed environmental considerations, making environmental performance and resource productivity key dimensions of major decisions.
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We drive an “obsession toward zero waste” across our 1,250 facilities globally. Waste minimization, reuse, recycling, and land avoidance have become an integral part of our plants’ and distribution centers’ performance scorecards, and we see constant progress.
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Our customers are central to our environmental commitments. Today, more and more Schneider Electric customers keenly quantify our offers’ environmental credentials. We’ve invested significantly in designing, implementing, and further innovating our Green Premium ecolabel. Developing tools which enable our customers to articulate in non-technical terms the value addition of our offers’ environmental differentiators.
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Schneider Electric circularity expresses itself in many ways. On the resource and waste sides, we work toward cutting waste, reusing more and implementing end-of-life services, while on the offer side, we grew our field and management services and retrofit, with the result of helping our customers enjoy energy management and automation services using fewer resources: “Doing more with less.”
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Environmental stewardship is integral to our green growth and commitments, embedded across all our functions’ processes, and guiding how we select and grow our supplier base. Through independent assessments, plus hundreds of field visits and audits, we review environmental risks in our supply chain to comply with changing regulations, striving to address key risks and changing expectations of our global ecosystem.
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We believe the fight against climate change won’t be effective without involving vulnerable populations in decision making and coherent actions for 1.3 billion people who have no access to energy.
Doing more with less is possible today and we need to actively engage the society to change behaviors and drive sustainability awareness.
We believe that everyone on our planet should have access to reliable, safe, efficient, and sustainable energy. We are developing inclusive business models and running worldwide programs to enable access for electricity to the people who need it.Learn more
We are partnering with Global Footprint Network, to ensure thriving lives within the means of our planet are not out of reach. Plenty of solutions exist in four major areas for improving sustainability: food, cities, population, and energy to #movethedate.Try the calculator
With a strong focus on the disproportionate vulnerability of women, we are advocates of training and entrepreneurship to help women become more resilient in the context of climate change.
In our Planet and Society Barometer, we have a 2017 objective to have 85% of employees work in countries with Schneider Electric gender pay equity.Read more about our diversity and inclusion policy
On the eve of COP21, Schneider Electric presented 10 commitments for sustainability. Five of them are taken from the Planet & Society barometer 2015-2017.
The objective is to reduce the Group’s emissions on the three scopes, and develop new technologies for energy efficiency so that Schneider Electric and its ecosystem demonstrate carbon neutrality by 2030.View the infographic
Schneider Electric enables environment-friendly growth and efficient use of resources by acting with transparency and accountability. Traditionally, most businesses implement the linear economy approach, which follows the model of take, make and dispose.
However, Schneider Electric adopts the circular economy by rethinking and redesigning our products and components so there are no resources lost in the process.
The circular economy is designed to facilitate product reuse, recycling and cascading. It requires an implementation of supply chain loops to collect and ensure the second life of products, components and materials.
The ecoDesign Way is our way to design and develop greener product and introduce them to the market. We have been applying the ecoDesign Way™ in all our new products’ development and promotion processes since 2015.
This approach allows us to measure, manage and improve six dimensions (climate change performance, resources performance, health profile, efficiency, serviceability and circularity profile) in our offers’ life cycle.Learn more