Two of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG1 and SDG7) are to end poverty and to ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable, and modern energy for all.
The Development megatrend addresses today’s energy paradox, in which world energy usage is ever-increasing, yet 1.1 billion people do not have access to electricity1. This is a driving factor behind Schneider's focus on tackling energy poverty in emerging economies. We believe access to energy is a fundamental right, so we must act to provide energy in a way that is safe, sustainable, and responsibly managed.
In committing to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030, one of our strategic ambitions is to quadruple the number of people gaining access to energy through the aid of our solutions. In other words, we’re talking about roughly 80 million people with access to energy gained since 2009, when the program was created.
The 2018 – 2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) highlights our Development commitments, which ensure that we’re innovating for — and engaging in — communities worldwide. By 2020, we commit to ...
1 “Energy Access Outlook,” International Energy Agency, 2017.