Schneider Electrics sustainability commitment starts with its CEO

Schneider Electric's sustainability commitment starts with its CEO

 January 26, 2021

The core of Schneider Electric's strategy is to build a sustainable company.

For Schneider Electric, sustainable development is a mix of green business, responsible practices, innovative programs and measured commitments. The company understands that the ability and willingness to make the world greener and more equitable is not just a moral responsibility – it makes good business sense too.

This vision starts at the top, with Schneider Electric CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire.

He shared his thoughts on environmental policies and initiatives at One Planet Summit and a World Economic Forum panel talk. 

Accelerating international action for nature

Jean-Pascal Tricoire [pictured above] joined world leaders Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and French President Emmanuel Macron at the One Planet Summit.

With participation from further heads of states and governments, leaders of international organizations, financial institutions, companies and NGOs - Schneider Electric, through Jean-Pascal's discussion, demonstrated its commitment to preserving and restoring biodiversity. 

Described as a milestone for the mobilization for nature, the One Planet Summit program focused on biodiversity to mobilize commitments to protect ecosystems and make links to human health.

Jean-Pascal participated in a panel focusing on mobilizing finance for biodiversity, where he discussed how to direct more investments towards sustainability projects.

Discussing the transition to net-zero carbon cities 

Furthermore, through participation in a World Economic Forum panel, Jean-Pascal and fellow panelists discussed the question: What approaches and partnerships are needed for cities to transition to a net-zero carbon future while ensuring system resilience, job creation and improving health through better air quality?

Jean-Pascal suggested that, by working together, an integrated approach must be adopted to tackle the climate crisis and accelerate an inclusive transition of cities.

The tpanel formed part of the World Economic Forum's Net-Zero Carbon Cities: An Integrated Approach, and the Alliance for Clean Air programs.

"Our own Jean-Pascal Tricoire and Enel’s Francesco Starace will explore why it’s important to decarbonize cities and how it can be done at World Economic Forum," tweeted CEO and President of Schneider Electric North America Annette Clayton ahead of the event.

Prior to his participation, Jean-Pascal penned a thought-leadership article about why it is important to decarbonize cities, with suggestions on how to achieve this.

"Our ambition is to accelerate a sustainable transition in citiis, supporting mayors in creating value for their communities. It is up to all of us to ensure we become part of the solution rather than part of the problem," he wrote.

Looking to work for a company focused on sustainability? 

Repeatedly cited with key rankings for its sustainability achievements, Schneider Electric continues to attract employees who are keen to make a positive difference to the planet.

If you align with this vision, consider searching and applying for a rewarding career with at the company.



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