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Schneider Electric are committed to achieving carbon neutrality in their own operations by 2030, and to developing technologies and solutions to help businesses improve efficiencies and sustainability

Why Schneider Electric are supporting Carbon Neutral Adelaide

Schneider Electric develop connected technologies and solutions to manage energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. They invest in research and development (R&D) to sustain innovation and differentiation, with a strong commitment to sustainable development.

Schneider Electric’s mission is to help businesses achieve the energy challenge while achieving better operational efficiency. They put ethics and responsibility at the centre of their customer interactions, partners and suppliers, and with their employees and the communities where they operate. Schneider Electric want to be a corporate citizen and a responsible employer. In new economies, they foster solutions to provide reliable energy to the 1.1 billion people that do not have access to energy. In mature economies, they address the hundreds of millions of people living in fuel poverty. 

What Schneider Electric are doing to reduce carbon emissions

On the eve of the COP21 Paris Conference in 2015, Schneider Electric presented 10 commitments to sustainability. Five of them are taken from their Planet and Society barometer 2015-2017. The objective is to reduce Schneider Electric’s emissions on three scopes of the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, develop new technologies for energy efficiency so that Schneider Electric demonstrate carbon neutrality by 2030. 

  1. Ensure CO2 impact quantification for 100% of new large customer projects.
  2. Design 100% of new offers with Schneider Electric ecoDesign Way TM solutions (including CO2 profiling) and realise 75% of product revenue with Green Premium ecoLabel TM (with full digitised CO2 information).
  3. Avoid 120,000 tons of CO2 through circular economy end-of-life services.
  4. Facilitate access to lighting and communication with low-carbon solutions for 50 million inhabitants at the base of the pyramid in 10 years.
  5. Implement storage initiatives to develop renewable energy and mini grids.
  6. Solve SF6 issues in 5 years and eliminate SF6 from Schneider Electric products in 10 years.
  7. Reduce their energy intensity by 3.5% per annum.
  8. Reduce their transportation CO2 emissions by 3.5% per annum.
  9. Invest €10 billion in R&D and innovation for sustainability in the next 10 years.
  10. Issue a climate bond to finance low CO2 R&D across our business units.

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