Our Impact

2018 – 2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact 

The 2018 – 2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) is a collection of our sustainability goals, grouped under five megatrends. We use the SSI to share and measure our progress toward our sustainability goals. The 2018 – 2020 Schneider Sustainability Impact statement is audited by a third party and progress is published quarterly.

See our full progress here.

Doing our part to achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals

The United Nations (U.N.) Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) consist of 17 objectives for protecting the planet, alleviating poverty, and achieving worldwide peace and justice.

Schneider developed 21 initiatives to support the SDGs. Since 2005, we have updated our company's scorecard every three years. By tracking our sustainability performance and publishing our quarterly results, we uphold our commitments to the SDGs and establish ourselves as an industry leader in corporate social responsibility.

Beyond our SSI, we also instill a culture around sustainability through performance incentives for employees and leadership. These incentives encourage leaders to prioritize decisions that improve sustainability performance and uphold the SDGs. Up to 20 percent of the variable portion of our leadership’s performance shares depend on achieving SSI targets. In addition, over 10,000 employees in France are incentivized through the SSI.


By 2030, Schneider commits to achieve carbon neutrality across our extended supply chain.

By 2050, we also commit to a 60 percent absolute CO2 reduction for Scopes 1 and 2, meaning, respectively, our direct CO2 emissions and our indirect CO2 emissions from energy we purchased.

Our goals for 2020 include:

  • 80% renewable electricity
  • 10% CO2 efficiency in transportation
  • 120 million metric tons of CO2 avoided on our customers’ end through our offers
  • 25% increase in turnover for our EcoStruxure Energy & Sustainability Services

Circular Economy

Since 2015, our offers follow the Schneider ecoDesign Way, which ensures our products are easy to maintain, repair, retrofit, and reprocess at the end of their life cycles. We have also labeled 178 sites as “toward zero waste to landfill.”

Our goals for 2020 include:

  • 75% of global sales under our new Green Premium program
  • 200 sites labeled toward zero waste to landfill
  • 100% cardboard and pallets for transport packing from recycled or certified sources
  • 120,000 metric tons of avoided primary resources consumption through ecoFit, recycling, and take-back programs

Health & Equity

Schneider Electric's employee well-being program has been deployed globally since 2015. It takes a holistic view of well-being, spanning physical, mental, emotional, and social dimensions. In addition, we ensure gender pay equity across our value chain.

Our goals for 2020 include:

  • 70% of employees scored in our Employee Engagement Index
  • 0.88 medical incident occurs per million hours worked
  • 90% of employees have access to a comprehensive well-being at work program
  • 100% of employees are working in countries that have fully deployed our family leave policy
  • 100% of workers received 15 hours of learning in the year with 30% digital learning
  • 90% of white-collar workers have an individual development plan
  • 95% of employees are working in a country with a commitment and process in place to achieve gender pay equity


Across our value chain, we implemented a human rights policy and broad program in accordance with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.

Schneider's goals for 2020 include:

  • 5.5pts / 100 increase in average score of ISO 26000 assessment for our strategic suppliers
  • 350 suppliers under Human Rights & Environment vigilance received specific on-site assessment
  • 100% of sales, procurement, and finance employees trained every year on anti-corruption


By 2025, Schneider Electric will deliver low-carbon lighting and communication solutions to 50 million people. We will also provide energy skills to one million underprivileged people. 

Our goals for 2020 include:

  • x4 turnover of our Access to Energy program
  • 400,000 underprivileged people trained in energy management
  • 15,000 volunteering days thanks to our VolunteerIn global platform