Rueil-Malmaison (France), January 31, 2012 – Schneider Electric has once again been recognised for its commitment to sustainable development by directly integrating the 26th place of the “Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World” list, directed by Corporate Knights and announced in Davos (Switzerland) on January 25. Schneider Electric is positioning itself as the leading company in its sector and in the top three of the eight French companies in the Global 100.
In its 8th edition of the classification published by Corporate Knights, the Canadian magazine for clean capitalism, the Global 100 includes companies from 22 countries and from all sectors of the economy. Together they represent over 3 trillion dollars in turnover and employ more than 5 million people.
For Gilles Vermot Desroches, Sustainable Development Senior Vice-President at Schneider Electric: “Schneider Electric’s classification in the ‘Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World’ encourages us to continue our sustainability approach based on an insight of the world’s stakes and an innovative way to tackle them that is good for our customers, the planet, and that can benefit to all our stakeholders.”
Schneider Electric’s inclusion on the Global 100 list marks recognition of how the Group has integrated sustainable development into its core strategy: via solutions in energy efficiency, promoting the production of clean energy and generating consumption practices which respect and preserve the environment on the one hand; and through an dynamic Corporate Social Responsibility commitment, symbolised by its Planet & Society Barometer publishing every quarter the key progresses of the company in all the dimensions of sustainability.
The company intends to actively pursue this policy with the development of solutions for smart cities and smart grids, a new Planet & Society Barometer for the next three years and the renewed commitment from all its employees throughout the world, to ensure that sustainable development becomes an increasingly important aspect of the Group’s DNA.
Last January 17, Schneider Electric also received the Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP 2012) in the “Large Corporations” category. Presented to Abu Dhabi during the World Future Energy Summit (WFES 2012), this prize is awarded for commitment to the promotion of renewable energies and to the sustainable development of the Group.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine manufacturers, Non-residential buildings, Data centers & Networks, and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group’s 110,000 plus employees achieved sales of 20 billion euros in 2010, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.