Schneider Electric’s expertise in energy management is built on the integration of power technologies, enabling efficient distribution of electricity from points of generation to points of consumption, with automation technologies. Subsequently, these power and automation offers were combined with IT technologies.
Offering integrated solutions across multiple market segments, Schneider Electric drives both energy efficiency and operational efficiency in four key areas: buildings, industries, data centres and infrastructures.
Schneider Electric leverages its products and solutions portfolio to help customers make their ecosystem safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable. The concept of circularity is core to the identity of the company, enabling customers to achieve more with less energy and resources whilst lowering Schneider Electric’s own carbon emissions and making its business more sustainable.
A number of Schneider Electric services extend the lifetime of low and medium voltage equipments through repair and retrofit activities. For SF6 Greenhouse Gas-containing products, Schneider Electric has come-up with a specific end of life service offering (EOL6TM).
Schneider Electric is committed to reduce, reuse and recycle its own waste from manufacturing operations, with its ‘waste recovery ratio’ increasing year after year, reaching 87% by the end of 2014.
Schneider Electric products are eco-designed and, depending upon their specific nature, the following criteria are given a differentiated importance: repairability, ability to be easily dismantled, and recyclability, as much as ‘recycled content’.
Schneider Electric enhances its own circular use of resources, and is committed towards zero landfilling from its facilities.
Eco-design methodologies are periodically updated to reflect the evolving importance of serviceability, repairability and end of life management for an increasing range of products.
Schneider Electric’s objectives are to deploy circular loops (Repair, Reuse, Remanufacture, Recycle) with a focus on where these loops add tangible value to customers, helping them to enjoy sustainable and resilient operations. Active joint innovation with customers is seen in this space.
Schneider Electric’s circular economy ambitions involve multiple players in the company, from marketing to engineering and design, logistics and field services. This continued transformation is there to help the world economy do more with less by providing a superior value proposition to customers.