Our Planet & Society barometer energizes our people. With this transparent measurement, we express Schneider Electric’s sustainability journey and how each of us can contribute. It enables us to deploy goals clearly and communicate where we are each quarter. We adjust our actions accordingly to advance our journey toward carbon neutrality.

Gilles Vermot Desroches

Gilles Vermot Desroches

Senior Vice President Sustainability
Schneider Electric

Committing
to sustainable development

Schneider Electric contributes to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal call to action launched by the United Nations to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. We’re engaged to accomplish the 17 SDGs through our core business and five sustainability megatrends: Climate, Circular Economy, Ethics, Health & Equity, and Development.

Our sustainability scorecard

Since 2005, we have used our Planet & Society barometer as the company’s sustainable development measurement. It highlights three-year commitments to specific objectives that advance three pillars: planet, profit, and people.

A simple scoring scale of 10 provides an overall measure of our sustainable development improvements. It keeps you, our stakeholders, informed at all times. The barometer’s 16 indicators show how we’re doing in meeting sustainability megatrends head on: Climate, Circular Economy, Ethics, Health & Equity, and Development.

The Planet & Society barometer helps:

Mobilize our corporate community around sustainable development objectives

Share our progress plans easily with internal and external stakeholders

At Schneider Electric, employees are encouraged and motivated to help advance our corporate and global commitment to curbing climate change.

What matters most

In 2013, Schneider Electric conducted a materiality* analysis by asking the most relevant stakeholders and top senior managers to assess the significance of a range of topics. Our goal was to ensure that we’re reporting on the most important economic, social, and environmental issues. This matrix shows the results of this analysis. These results continue to guide us. In particular, the materiality matrix was one of the sources used to design the 2015 – 2017 Planet & Society barometer.

Shared value for stakeholders

We share value through revenue distributions with our stakeholders all over the world: employees, suppliers, NGOs, and public authorities. We publish an annual diagram to highlight financial flows and the importance of each stakeholder’s share therein.