Schneider Electric passes yearly green targets early

Schneider Electric has achieved its own sustainability targets for the entire year one quarter early. The French energy management and technology firm uses the Planet & Society Barometer and a […]

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By Jonny Bairstow

Schneider Electric has achieved its own sustainability targets for the entire year one quarter early.

The French energy management and technology firm uses the Planet & Society Barometer and a series of indicators to give it a green score out of 10.

In the third quarter of this year, the company scored 9.01/10, exceeding it’s yearly goal of 9/10 and significantly outstripping its quarterly goal of 8.63/10.

The firm achieved 9.2% energy savings at its main sites, covering 80% of its total published energy consumption.

It says this is as a result of using a high proportion of automated assembly lines in its industrial activities and installing new energy efficient equipment, meaning few processes are still highly energy-intensive.

A total of 116 of the company’s sites sent zero waste to landfill and 148,415 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions were avoided through improved maintenance, clean retrofits and end-of-life services such as recycling.