Emma, we’ll use fewer natural resources today so you’ll have more tomorrow.

An idea worth circulating

As natural resources become scarcer and more expensive, it is necessary to change the journey of goods from a linear “take-make-dispose” approach to a circular economy.

The circular economy is part of everything we do at Schneider: it lowers total cost of ownership for our customers; it preserves precious natural resources for the future; and it creates new revenue and jobs for our own company. It’s a win-win-win for the triple bottom line.

The goal of a circular economy is to extract the maximum value of goods and resources across their lifespans, including end-of-life recovery. To do this, we go beyond the 3Rs, and follow the 5Rs: repair, refurbish, remanufacture, reuse, and recycle.

Our efforts in adopting and promoting circularity gained recognition when we earned The Circulars 2019 award (in the Multinational category), the world's premier circular economy award.

The circular economy is a global strategic transformation that is central to everything we do. It benefits the planet, improves our customers’ performance, helps governments and countries through local job creation, and leads to sustainable relationships with our customers.

Mourad Tamoud

Executive Vice President, Global Supply Chain
Schneider Electric

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LIVING BY PRINCIPLES: Business resiliency through increased circularity

Pursuing a Circular Economy

Schneider's four Circular Economy initiatives encompass our action plan for offering products, services, and solutions with minimal environmental harm. By 2020, we commit to ...


of global sales under our new Green PremiumTM program


metric tons of avoided primary resource consumption through ecoFit, recycling, and take-back programs


sites labeled toward zero waste to landfill


cardboard and pallets for transport packing from recycled or certified sources