Boston – Schneider Electric, specializing in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, was named the Best Global Sustainable Supply Chain organization at the Global Sustainable Supply Chain Summit 2021 (GSSC Summit).
The prize was presented at the inaugural summit’s award ceremony which took place virtually on June 8-10. Schneider was selected as the winner from a shortlist of top international companies, with the highest scores across more than 100 indicators, including energy waste, occupational health, and diversity and equal opportunities.
This award commends Schneider Electric’s efforts to reduce its supply chains’ carbon emissions by more than 100,000 tons over the past three years. By the end of 2020, 80% of Schneider’s operations were powered by renewables, enabled by Schneider’s own technologies and leveraging renewable Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs).
By placing sustainability at the heart of its current supply chain strategy, known as the STRIVE (2021-2023) program, Schneider plans to have 70 net-zero carbon Plants and Distribution Centers by 2025 and progressively pursue further energy and carbon efficiencies across all of its manufacturing and warehousing facilities.
In January 2021, Schneider was also recognized by Corporate Knights as the most sustainable corporation in the world and in May, Schneider ranked fourth in the Top 25 Corporate Supply Chains ranking by Gartner.