At Schneider Electric, our role is to make sure that Life Is On for everyone, everywhere, at every moment. We do so by delivering connected energy and efficiency solutions in more than 100 countries.
Words from the CEO
“We innovate in sustainable development. Our Planet & Society barometer reached 8.48/10, outpacing the year-end 2016 target (7.5/10). More than 20 million people have benefited from our Access to Energy offers. Our positive impact has been honored externally by a few international recognitions. We’re proud to be among the top 25 companies in Fortune magazine’s Change the World ranking; an Industry leader in the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI); and to be part of the CDP Climate A list for the sixth consecutive year. For the first time since inception in 2001, we joined the FTSE4Good Global and Europe indices. As President of the United Nations Global Compact France, I want to reaffirm my support of the UN Global Compact Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals.”
Innovation: the only way toward a sustainable future
Schneider Electric’s mission is to serve our customers by developing innovative products and solutions that simplify the lives of those who use them. We harness the power and promise of the Internet of Things (IoT) to reshape cities, improve industries, and enrich lives.
The global specialist in energy management and automation, Schneider Electric operates in over 100 countries with 144,000 employees. By bringing together energy, automation, and software, our IoT-ready EcoStruxure™ architecture delivers on this promise through connected products; edge control; and apps, analytics & services.
Our technologies transform the places where we live, work, and play. Our goal is to ensure that Life Is On™ for everyone, everywhere, at every moment. To us, Life Is On when life is energized, efficient, and connected. By driving energy efficiency across the markets we serve, we are helping to solve the energy paradox: curbing global energy demand while also closing the energy gap throughout rural communities.
In December 2015, the historic Paris climate conference (COP21) represented decision-making, with the unanimous recognition by governments to limit global warming up to 2 °C. In November 2016, COP22 in Marrakech represented action and solutions.
Let’s take action now.
The COP22 climate conference
COP22 has been the COP of action and solutions with a huge involvement of civil society in general and business in particular. As an official COP22 partner, Schneider Electric participated because it is key for us to:
Fight global warming
Take an active part to mobilize civil society
Convince governments that the technologies exist to help reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
Specifically, we contributed by:
Developing sustainability awareness and mobilization together with other public and private stakeholders and mobilizing civil society
Taking part in negotiations through constituencies and federations representing civil society and business to underline the fact that business is ready and willing to contribute in fighting climate change
Participating through the Schneider Electric Foundation as a partner of BALAD_E, an event designed by Art of Change 21
Innovative solar home system for off-grid households: Schneider Electric launched Homaya, a solar home system solution that provides several sources of lighting and the possibility to connect low-power devices such as mobile phones, fans, radio, and television.
On the occasion of COP22 on behalf of Schneider Electric, our CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire signed the Science-based targets initiative aimed at setting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets in line with the global effort to limit warming to 2 °C. On its scopes 1 and 2, Schneider Electric already has set the target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 53% in absolute terms by 2050 compared to 2015.
A race toward
Achieving carbon neutrality through innovation at every level drives us in many ways. The Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris is the third-largest marathon in the world, with 57,000 registered runners and 42,500 finishers on April 9, 2017. Among them, 4,650 “green runners” represented Schneider Electric as employees, customers, or partners. We are taking steps to make the marathon carbon neutral by 2019 and offering ideas to help individuals reduce their own carbon footprints.
The values of the Schneider Electric Marathon de Paris — energy efficiency, sustainability, and collaborative effort — mirror our own.