Schneider confirms inclusion within FTSE4Good Index and main Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices among world sustainability
Rueil-Malmaison (France), August 18 2021 – Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, received top ranking
for performance in its sector by Vigeo Eiris (V.E)
, the principal European environmental, social and governance (ESG) rating agency and part of the Moody’s Group.
Schneider has also been included among the world’s most sustainable leaders in the mid-year reviews of the FTSE4Good
Index and Euronext Vigeo Eiris indices.
The recent ranking by V.E and inclusion in the FTSE4Good Index are testament to the Group’s ongoing sustainability
efforts which can be seen from its recent half-year progress report
. Schneider is working towards establishing and advancing its 2021-2025 Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) targets
launched in January of this year. The report highlighted some key successes for the Group such as 91% of its top 1000
suppliers joining its recently launched ‘Zero Carbon Project’
which aims to reduce their operations’ CO2 footprint by 2025. So far this year, Schneider has also helped its customers
save and avoid 302 million tons of CO2 emissions since 2018 and continues to support its customers in attaining their
own sustainability goals.
The V.E rating positions Schneider first in the Electronic Components & Equipment sector among the best companies in Europe with a score of 71/100 (versus a sector average of 39/100) and a
five-point increase from the previous year. V.E. conducts its assessment every two years based on information covering
23 areas of interest ranging from climate change, health, safety, and environmental issues to human and labor rights.
Due to this rating, Schneider has also confirmed its inclusion in
the Euronext V.E indices
: World 120, Europe 120, Eurozone120, and France 20 which are composed of the highest-ranking listed companies in terms
of their performance in corporate responsibility.
In addition, the FTSE4Good series, which ranks the top companies twice a year in terms of ESG practices and
transparency, included Schneider for the sixth year following FTSE4Good’s first half-year review in 2021. The Group
scored 4.5/5, compared to a sector average of 2.1 and maintains its score compared to the previous year.About Schneider Electric
Schneider’s purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability
for all. We call this Life Is On.
Our mission is to be your digital partner for Sustainability and Efficiency.
We drive digital transformation by integrating world-leading process and energy technologies, end-point to cloud
connecting products, controls, software and services, across the entire lifecycle, enabling integrated company
management, for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries.
We are the most local of global companies. We are advocates of open standards and partnership ecosystems that are
passionate about our shared Meaningful Purpose, Inclusive and Empowered values.
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