- What is good for the climate is good for the economy
We are committed to utilizing our unique position to fight climate change through our own actions and goals but also driving energy efficiency across the markets we serve, we are helping to curb global energy demand while also closing the energy gap throughout rural communities.
Our commitments to sustainability
|Commitment||Status at the end of 2017|
|By 2017, quantify the carbon impact of 100% of our major customer projects.||100%|
|By 2017, design 100% of new products and services in line with Schneider Electric ecoDesign Way™ and generate 75% of product revenue with Green Premium™.||ecoDesign Way: 100%, Green Premium: 75%|
|In 2015-2017, avoid 120,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions by implementing “end-of-life” product services in compliance with the principles of the circular economy.||+ 150,000 tonnes of CO2|
|In 2015-2025, facilitate access to lighting and communications for 50 million people at the bottom of the pyramid through low-carbon solutions.||20 million people|
|Build micro-grids to improve flexible usage and reduce impacts.||In progress|
|In 2015-2025, offer SF6 gas alternatives and no longer use SF6 gas in our products by 2025.||In progress and ahead of schedule|
|Starting in 2015, reduce our energy intensity by 3.5% annually.||10%|
|Starting in 2015, cut CO2 emissions from transportation by 3.5% annually.||12%|
|In the 2015-2025 time frame, invest €10 billion in innovation and R&D for sustainable development.||+ €3.5 billion|
|Issue a Climate Bond to finance low-CO2 R&D across our business units.||Issued in October 2015|
COP23 Bonn creates the space and momentum for sharing our long-standing commitments to sustainable development.• Demonstrate that the current technologies can help to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions
It is a key opportunity for us to:
• Actively mobilize the society, creating awareness about climate change
• Align in discussions with global stakeholders
• Show our achievements through the Planet & Society Barometer Watch the video
In One Planet Summit in December 2017, organized by the French President Emmanuel Macron, Schneider Electric announces its progress on the commitments made in 2015 and a pledge to speed up the transition to a low-carbon economy:
• Joining the Energy Productivity EP100 and Renewable Energy RE100 initiatives of the Climate Group.
• Setting Science-based Targets to cut CO2 emissions by more than 50% in absolute value by 2050 compared to 2015.
• Building carbon neutrality within its ecosystem in 2030.Learn about our commitments from our CEO