Rueil Malmaison – May 5, 2008 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, today announced that it has joined the Alliance to Save Energy. The Alliance to Save Energy is a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders working together to promote energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and greater energy security.
Schneider Electric’s belief that energy efficiency is the quickest, cheapest and most effective way to reach the global emissions targets is strongly aligned with the Alliance to Save Energy mission. Becoming an associate will allow Schneider Electric to more effectively advocate energy savings solutions in the industrial, building, residential, and data center markets world wide.
Founded in 1977, and headquartered in Washington, DC, the Alliance has an ongoing record of success in working with public and private sector partners to promote a sustainable energy future.
Today more than 145 leading corporations, institutions, trade associations and community partners participate in the Alliance Associates program. Alliance Associates are the energy efficiency instigators through their participation in and support of a range of Alliance programs, policy initiatives and consumer awareness activities.
“Schneider Electric’s sterling corporate reputation, its demonstrated commitment to energy efficiency, and its presence in 190 countries combine to make the company a very important new partner for the Alliance to Save Energy,” stated Alliance President Kateri Callahan in announcing Schneider Electric’s decision to become a Founder Level member of the Alliance Associates Program. She added: “We are delighted to welcome Schneider Electric to the robust and growing roster of global corporations working with the Alliance to Save Energy to advance energy efficiency through our policy, research, technology deployment and consumer outreach initiatives. ”
“Consuming less, producing more effectively, improving energy efficiency and protecting the environmental footprint – all of these issues are central concerns for Schneider Electric. Our customers are seeing a huge surge in their energy bills. And as an energy efficiency specialist, we offer solutions that can reduce energy costs and CO2 emissions by 30% in all types of applications,” explained Eric Pilaud, Executive Vice President Strategy, Customers & Technology, Schneider Electric. He added: “Being a Founder Level Member of the Alliance Program is a great opportunity to contribute to accelerate the development of energy efficiency worldwide.”
Schneider Electric, dynamic and active in energy efficiency
In a world where Sustainable Development calls for real commitment, Schneider Electric energy efficiency represents a real opportunity for mobilization, growth and differentiation. The group has all the skills, competence and technologies to respond to this challenge.
- An Energy Efficiency program was launched in 2005 and today energy efficiency is one of the group’s major strategic initiatives. The energy efficiency market has a long-term growth potential estimated between 15 and 20 %. Today’s Schneider Electric products, solutions and services can generate savings of up to 30 %, guaranteeing reliable energy supply without detrimental effects on comfort, performance and reliability.
- In May 2007, the group made a commitment to the EMCA (Energy Management Company Association) and the CBEEC (China Building Electricity Efficiency Committee), with the aim of participating in the national energy saving scheme and enabling customers to save energy, optimize and renew their sources of energy.
- In July 2007, Schneider Electric and its Building Automation Business Unit joined the Clinton Climate Initiative Foundation (CCI) with the aim of helping 40 cities and metropolitan areas throughout the world to manage the energy consumption of their buildings more efficiently, thus reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
- In December 2007, Schneider Electric participated as a signatory in the UNFCC Bali Conference.
About Schneider Electric
Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, offers integrated solutions making energy safer, more reliable, efficient and productive in the energy & infrastructure, industry, data centres & networks, buildings and residential markets. With sales of 17.3 billion euros in 2007, the company's 120,000 employees in 102 countries help individuals & organisations make the most of their energy.