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    Schneider Electric overschrijdt zijn doelstellingen van duurzame ontwikkeling voor 2012: Planet & Society Barometer 6,52/10

    • 6.1% energy savings in 2012; 200 Group sites connected to StruxureWare, Schneider Electric's energy manage-ment software suite 
    • Transportation-related CO2 emissions decreased by 14.80% 
    • Excellent performance in 2012 on the diversity indicator, achieving 27% women in our talent pool 

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), 21 February 2013 – Schneider Electric announced today its extra-financial annual results for 2012. Thanks to the Planet & Society Barometer, Schneider Electric is able to measure its sustainable development objectives for the next three years through 14 quarterly-reported indicators. During all four quarters of 2012, the Barometer demonstrated strong, steady growth. It reached a score of 6.52/10, better than the end-of-year objective (3.85/10) and well on the way to the three-year target (8/10).

    The extra-financial results by indicator were as follows:

    Planet & Society Barometer

    Start of 2012

    Q3 2012 results

    2012 annual results

    2014 targets

    Planet indicators






    10% CO2 savings on transportation





    Products & Solutions

    75% of our product revenue achieved with Green Premium






    10% energy consumption savings





    Profit indicators





    Green growth

    Growth revenue with EcoXpert partners 7 pts higher than Group growth revenue


    11 pts

    7.6 pts

    7 pts

    Access to energy

    1 million households at the Bottom of the Pyramid connected to the grid 






    90% of our recommended suppliers embrace ISO 26000 guidelines






    3 major ethical stock market indices choose Schneider Electric





    Best Practice*

    300 sites recognised as “Great place to work – cool site”





    People indicators






    30% reduction in the Medical Incident Rate (MIR)






    70% result in our Employee Engagement Index






    30% women in our talent pool (~ 2,500 people)






    1 day of training for each employee every year





    Access to energy

    30,000 people at the BoP trained in energy sector jobs






    300 missions achieved with the “Schneider Electric Teachers” NGO





    Overall combined score (out of 10)

    * Indicator reporting from 2013

    ** 2012 target: 3.85





    Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President & CEO of Schneider Electric, comments: "The Planet & Society Barometer in Schneider Electric's Connect corporate programme has had an excellent performance since its launch in 2012. Thanks to our teams hard work, our extra-financial annual results, exceeding their objective.. This progress is also reflected in our external ratings as the World and European Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), the ‘Global 100 most sustainable corporations’ and our presence in the Ethisphere ranking. The Barometer’s performance this year gives us confidence that we will meet our three-year objective of 8/10. However, we have also observed a meteoric rise during previous versions of the Barometer (2005-2008 and 2009-2011). The greatest difficulty lies in keeping it steady over three years.”

    In 2012, six indicators boosted our performance:
    - a reduction of 14.8% in CO2 emissions in transport;
    - a reduction of 6.1% in our energy consumption;
    - a growth in sales made through our EcoXpert partners 7.6 points higher than that of the Group;
    - A presence in the three targeted ethical stock market indices;
    - a 28% decrease in medical incidents on our sites;
    - a proportion of women in our talent pool reaching 27%.

    Two indicators are still being rolled out¹ and some indicators are subject to volatility from one quarter to another.

    A strong and recognized commitment

    During 2012, Schneider Electric pursued its active contribution to advance sustainable development stakes:
    - Schneider Electric was an active participant at the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development. As the main partner in the French contingent, the Group contributed to numerous discussions and conferences, concerning smart grids, smart mobility, smart cities, access to energy, innovation, renewable energy and energy efficiency in particular;
    - On this occasion, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, and Professor Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize winner in 2006 and leader of Grameen, shared their vision for access to energy and agreed the creation of the Grameen-Schneider Electric Joint Venture, which aims to expand access to clean energy in Bangladesh;
    - On December 5 2012, Schneider Electric welcomed the International Energy Agency, in Hong-Kong, for a conference on energy efficiency in front of 150 customers and partners.

    This commitment has been recently recognised by stakeholders. On October 10, 2012, Schneider Electric won the CSR Innovation Award from Cercle Humania for the Planet & Society Barometer. This prize rewards the efficiency demonstrated by the Barometer in driving forward the company’s sustainable development policy.

    Results by indicators category

    Planet, measuring Schneider Electric’s environmental performance

    The progress of the Planet indicators is mainly driven by the Carbon and Energy indicators.
    > During 2012, transportation-related CO2 emissions decreased by 14.8%, against a three-year objective of 10%². These results mainly come from a 28% reduction in CO2 emissions for long-distance freight (air and sea). In 2012, the air freight tonnage only represented 13.3% of the total air and sea freight tonnages as against 17,9% in 2011 and 20% in 2010.

    > The Products and Solutions indicator is up with 65.5% of our product revenue achieved with Green Premium products in 2012. A white paper on Green Premium is now available online for customers and dedicated web pages have been rolled out in each country.

    > The Energy indicator was calculated for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2012 and achieved 6.1% of energy savings against a three-year objective of 10%, thanks to the roll-out of Schneider Electric’s software applications StruxureWare™ Resource Advisor and StruxureWare™ Energy Operations on the Group’s own sites. Energy savings are corrected from production and wheather impact. At the end of 2012, 148 sites were connected to Energy Operations, 202 sites to Resource Advisor, and 36 sites have received ISO 50001 certification.

    Profit, measuring Schneider Electric’s ability to ensure steady, responsible economic growth while offering products and services that have minimal impact on the environment

    The Planet indicators point to an excellent overall performance.
    > The growth in sales made through our EcoXperts reached its objective with 7.6 points above the Group's growth, with good results in all countries in the programme: France, Spain, Italy. The programme aims to select, train and offer support to installers and other intermediaries in the sector selling solutions with environmental benefits. It is being expanded in the United States and around a dozen countries in Europe and Latin America. An initial national seminars for EcoXperts has been launched in France and Spain.

    > The Access to energy indicator is still showing rapid growth, with 344,441 households connected to the grid. Schneider Electric has in particular continued to roll out its "In-Diya" offer as well as its off-grid solar rural electrification solution "Villasol" and its hybrid version "Villasmart".
    > Lastly, Schneider Electric’s place has been confirmed in the three ethical stock market indices targeted by the Barometer, the Dow Jones Sustainability European and World indices and the ASPI Eurozone index.

    > The Suppliers indicator, which was instigated in the last quarter of 2012 after work on the approach and the measurement method, shows 7.8% of "recommended" suppliers had embraced an improvement approach in line with ISO 26000. In 2012, we decided to raise our ambitions regarding this indicator. From an objective of 100% of "preferred" suppliers (several hundred, the best performers of the recommended suppliers) in line with ISO 26000, the indicator now targets 90% of the recommended suppliers (approximately 2000). Since 2011, sustainable development has become one of the 7 pillars for measuring supplier performance.

    People, measuring Schneider Electric’s main commitments to its employees’ well-being and support for local communities in countries where the Group operates

    This year, the People indicators’ excellent performance is mostly driven by Safety and Diversity.
    > The Medical Incident Rate has fallen by 28% thanks to new OHSAS certifications (at the end of 2012, 74% of industrial and logistics sites were certified), site audits, continuous training, protective measures and the drafting of Safety directives.

    > The Engagement indicator has slightly improved, with the Employee Engagement Index showing 55% in 2012, 2 points above the average for our sector. (53% - Source: Aon Hewitt)

    > The Diversity indicator increased dramatically at the end of the year and reached 27% women in the talent pool. Three events to be highlighted this quarter: a Women in leadership session in the United States, an in-house programme that aims to develop women's leadership capabilities, the launch of the Women@Schneider community within the Group, and eight workshops on diversity in Asia aimed at managers.

    > The Access to energy training programme indicator also performed strongly at the end of the year, with training of 10,517 people at the Base of the Pyramid in energy sector jobs. This excellent result is mainly due to the start-up of projects in Colombia and China, and the project's significant growth in India.

    > The Communities indicator records 66 missions achieved with the Schneider Electric Teachers NGO since the start of the year. These promising results are in line with expectations for this programme launched in February 2012, which allows current and retired Group staff to volunteer for assignments at energy management training centres supported by the Schneider Electric Foundation.


    ¹ 2 indicators are not reported this year as the relevant reporting tools are being rolled out (Best practice, Training).

    ² * The carbon indicator underwent changes in scope as well as reviews of methodology with certain American suppliers over the end of 2012. These operations had a widely positive impact on the performance of CO2 emissions reduction.

    ³ Standard established by the British Standards Institute offering an assessment and certification tool for a company’s occupational health and safety management system. This tool is compatible with management system international standards.


    The 2012 extra-financial annual results presentation is available on our website

    The Planet & Society Barometer first quarter extra-financial results for 2013 will be published on 2 May 2013.

    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 energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.

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