COP 24: Sustainability and profitability are possible now
The Conference of the Parties is the supreme body of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change. We are a key participant at COP 24, with a strong message: sustainability and profitability are possible today.
Schneider Electric works with sectors that account for the majority of global energy consumption and CO2 emissions. Therefore, we are committed to ensuring that our own solutions help reduce both energy use and CO2 emissions — from design, through to products’ end-of-life.
Building a sustainability strategy
A strong sustainability strategy begins with reliable data. Chief Strategy Officer Emmanuel Lagarrigue, explains how we harness connectivity to empower our own sustainability efforts and those of our customers. Hear how the company is taking an ambitious approach to renewable energy, delivering sustainable solutions to those in need, and striving for a carbon-neutral supply chain.
Schneider Sustainability Impact
Since 2005, we have measured our sustainable development progress. Chief Marketing Officer Chris Leong shares the company’s results from 2017 and how the barometer has been reimagined for 2018-2020 as the Schneider Sustainability Impact with even more ambitious goals that will continue to help our and our customers’ operations become more sustainable.
Sustainable Development Goals
Schneider Electric aligns with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet, and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity by 2030. We’re committed to accomplish the 17 SDGs through our core business and five sustainability megatrends: Climate, Circular Economy, Ethics, Health & Equity, and Development.
Our mission is to help businesses achieve the energy challenge - keep global warming under a 2°C limit - while achieving better operational efficiency. We put ethics and responsibility at the center of our interactions with our customers, partners and suppliers; with our employees and the communities where we operate. We want to be a corporate citizen a responsible employer. In new economies, we foster solutions to provide reliable energy to the 1.3 billion people that do not have access to energy. In mature economies, we address the hundreds of millions of people living in fuel poverty.
The Schneider Electric Foundation’s aim is to contribute to the development of people and societies
80% renewable electricity
10% CO2 efficiency in transportation
100 million metric tons of CO2 avoided on our customers’ end through our offers
25% increase in turnover for our EcoStruxure Energy & Sustainability Services
75% of sales under our new Green Premium™ program
200 sites labeled toward zero waste to landfill
100% cardboard and pallets for transport packing from recycled or certified sources
100,000 metric tons of avoided primary resource consumption through ecoFit™, recycling, and take-back programs
Health & Equity
70% scored in our Employee Engagement Index
1 medical incident per million hours worked
90% of employees have access to a comprehensive well-being at work program
100% of employees are working in countries that have fully deployed our Family Leave policy
100% of workers received 12 hours of learning in the year with 30% digital learning
90% of white collar workers have an individual development plan
95% of employees are working in a country with commitment and process in place to achieve gender pay equity
5 pts / 100 increase in average score of ISO 26000 assessment for our strategic suppliers
300 suppliers under Human Rights & Environment vigilance received specific on-site assessment
100% of sales, procurement, and finance employees trained every year on anti-corruption
x4 turnover of our Access to Energy program
350,000 underprivileged people trained in energy management
12,000 volunteering days thanks to our VolunteerIn global platform
Energy and sustainability for worldwide growth
At Schneider Electric, we care about the many places where we have a corporate presence. This means playing an active role serving markets that consume 70% of the world’s energy demand, but also bringing economic and sustainable development to some of the most remote, off-grid communities around the world.
We help clients become more sustainable.
Discover how Schneider Electric provides innovation At Every Level to help AEG meet their sustainability goals.
Achieving long-term goals
“The ability to boil everything down to numbers enables us to communicate back to executive staff on how we are making progress — what gets measured, gets done.”
Ron Voglewede, Global Sustainability Director, Whirlpool Corporation
One label, many advantages: The story of Green Premium
Our Green Premium ecolabel brings complete environmental information to everyone, from homeowners, building managers, and architects, to our distributors and OEM partners.