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Schneider Electric donates over $600k to Aussie charities advancing sustainable transformation

Sydney NSW, Australia

29/10/2021

Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, has announced new donations to support four different Australian charities in their sustainable transformation projects, helping ensure everyone has access to safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable energy.

Through individual charity partnerships with Schneider’s Pacific Foundation, the four beneficiaries will receive a total of over $660,000 in the next two years.

The charities include: the Australian Wildlife Conservancy (AWC), the Brotherhood of St. Laurence (BSL), the Centre for Appropriate Technology (CfAT), and the Kokoda Track Foundation (KTF).

The funding will enable the organisations to better act on challenges related to renewable energy adoption, climate change, access to solar energy for Indigenous people living in remote communities, as well as energy education for students and communities in Papua New Guinea. 

Speaking on the four new donations, Tam Johnston, Schneider Electric Foundation and Community Lead commented, “We've loved getting to know those impressive organisations, and are proud to be supporting their work over the next couple of years. 

“By working together in partnership, we are committed to making a positive impact on those living with limited access to energy, as well as the health of our precious natural environment.”

Gareth O’Reilly, Pacific Zone President and Managing Director at Schneider Electric, said, “The new partnerships are the latest demonstration of Schneider Electric’s commitment to our local community and environment. 

Since the foundation’s inception in 2019, Schneider has donated over $730,000, to a range of causes, such as assisting three charities in advocating and improving access to sustainable energy while supporting their communities through COVID-19, and providing emergency relief to communities in regions impacted by floods and bushfires.  

“We believe that access to energy and digital is a basic human right, and we are proud to support those charities in making this a reality here in Australia. I look forward to making a genuine difference to our communities together with our charity partners,” added Gareth.

Schneider is currently in conversations with charities in New Zealand, to continue its efforts in supporting the local communities there with safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable energy.

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