Our commitments to sustainability On the road to carbon neutrality
On the eve of COP21, Schneider Electric presented 10 commitments for sustainability. Five of them are taken from the Planet & Society barometer 2015-2017.
The objective is to reduce the Group’s emissions on the three scopes, and develop new technologies for energy efficiency so that Schneider Electric and its ecosystem demonstrate carbon neutrality by 2030.View the infographic
On scopes 1 and 2, the Group has already set the target to reduce its CO2 emissions by 53% in absolute terms by 2050 compared to 2015.
Environment strategy and circular economy
Schneider Electric enables environment-friendly growth and efficient use of resources by acting with transparency and accountability. Traditionally, most businesses implement the linear economy approach, which follows the model of take, make and dispose.
However, Schneider Electric adopts the circular economy by rethinking and redesigning our products and components so there are no resources lost in the process.
The circular economy is designed to facilitate product reuse, recycling and cascading. It requires an implementation of supply chain loops to collect and ensure the second life of products, components and materials.
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.
The Green Premium™ Product ecolabel encompasses a broad range of environmental criteria, which meets and exceeds international regulations and industry standards:
- Restricted use of hazardous substances with RoHS and REACH compliance
- Environmental impact with Product Environmental Profile (PEP)
- End-of-life instructions (EoLI) to facilitate the end-of-life management.
In 2016, 72% of Schneider Electric product revenues came from Green premium offers.Learn more about Green Premium
The ecoDesign Way is our way to design and develop greener product and introduce them to the market. We have been applying the ecoDesign Way™ in all our new products’ development and promotion processes since 2015.
This approach allows us to measure, manage and improve six dimensions (climate change performance, resources performance, health profile, efficiency, serviceability and circularity profile) in our offers’ life cycle.Learn more