Key Initiatives

In 2018, we performed well on the 21 objectives of the Schneider Sustainability Impact. As a result of our success, we decided to raise our goals and accelerate our work on key challenges, including climate change, biodiversity, development, and health.

Gilles Vermot Desroches

Chief Sustainability Officer

Schneider Electric

Our path toward a sustainable future

To work toward a just energy transition and energy access for all, Schneider has followed a clear action plan for nearly 15 years. This plan is based on a long-term 2050 vision, with tangible deliverables along the way.


Reach the 21 commitments of our Schneider Sustainability Impact for:

  • Climate
  • Circular Economy
  • Health & Equity
  • Ethics
  • Development


  • Invest $10B in R&D
  • Train 1 million underprivileged people in energy management
  • Phase out sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) completely
  • Provide energy access to 50 million people
  • Support 10,000 entrepreneurs


  • Achieve carbon-neutral operations across our extended supply chain
  • Reach 100% renewable energy
  • Double energy productivity (versus 2005 levels)
  • Contribute to the achievement of the 17 United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals


  • Contribute to limit global warming below 2 ˚C in line with the Paris Agreement
  • Continue our deep commitments to sustainable business practices such as the U.N. Global Compact

Key 2018 recognitions

Winner of The Circulars Award 2019 in the “Multinational” category

Named to Fortune "World's Most Admired Companies List"

Eight straight years on the CDP Climate “A List”

Seven straight years on Corporate Knights’ “Global 100” list of the world’s most sustainable corporations