- Award reflects Schneider Electric's leadership
in sustainable infrastructure solutions and its commitments to helping
partners and customers reduce their environmental impact
- To date,
Schneider Electric has helped its partners and customers reduce 320 million
tonnes of CO2
Premium™ products accounted for more than 76% of sales in 2020
economy addressed though Trade-UPS and ECOFIT™, recycling, and take-back
HONG KONG SAR - Media
OutReach - 29 September 2021 - Schneider
Electric, the leader in digital
transformation of energy management and automation, has been awarded 'Sustainable
Infrastructure Vendor of the Year' at the CRN Tech Impact Awards 2021. The
award recognises the company's leadership in developing sustainable and energy
efficient technologies for data centers and edge computing environments, and its proven track record in helping
partners and customers deliver solutions that address the crucial issues of
sustainability and the circular economy. Launched in March 2021, the CRN Tech Impact Awards
vendors, distributors, IT resellers and MSPs leading the way in addressing
their own environmental and social impact, and that of their technologies,
solutions and services.
At Schneider Electric, sustainability is part of
our DNA. Our purpose is to empower all to make the most of our energy and our
resources, and work with our channel community to bring progress and
sustainability through digitization and electrification to a wide range of
industries including data centers, energy grids, buildings, and industrial
facilities. Named as Corporate Knights'
'Most Sustainable Corporation in the World' in 2021, Schneider Electric has a
history of driving digital transformation globally and today it works with both
channel partners and customers to reduce their environmental impact through
technological innovation and sustainable business strategies.
The company's Green Premium™ products, for example,
offer sustainable performance by design and accounted for more than 76% of sales
in 2020. Its ECOFIT™ and Trade-UPS, recycle and take-back programs address the
circular economy and ensure the responsible disposal of discarded
infrastructure technologies such as MV equipment and UPSs. Further, its
EcoStruxure™ solutions and Energy & Sustainability Services directly enable
customers to reduce their CO2 footprint and deliver an average of
20% reduced carbon emissions.
The company is
also no stranger to Net Zero and has worked tirelessly to address the impact of
scope-3 emissions on the environment by creating strategies to minimise CO2
in its supply chain and throughout its partner ecosystem. Today its public
- Accelerating its 2030 goal of carbon neutrality in its extended
ecosystem by five years to 2025;
- Removing gas and ensuring the end of SF6 by the end of 2025;
- Reaching net-zero operational emissions by 2030 as part of validated
- Achieving a net-zero supply
chain by 2050.
In 2020, Schneider Electric announced it was
accelerating its sustainability commitments and promised to help customers
save/ avoid 800M tonnes of carbon emissions by 2025. Just a short time into
that program, it has helped to reduce CO2 by 320 million tonnes. Further,
it has launched The Zero Carbon Project,
an initiative to halve the carbon emissions of its top supply chain partners by
2025, and a call to action already joined by 91% of them.
technologies for the channel
Data center and edge computing energy demands are
increasing exponentially and a new report
from Schneider Electric found that IT Energy Demands could increase 50% by
2030. To help partners design, build and
deploy sustainable data centers from the cloud to the edge, Schneider has
created an industry-leading portfolio of solutions to address the issues of
sustainability and energy efficiency. They include:
- EcoStruxure Data Center Solutions – bringing together power, cooling, racks and
management to support sustainable IT in edge applications and data centers.
- EcoStruxure IT – The industry's first vendor-agnostic, open,
interoperable remote monitoring software platform enabling partners
to gain data driven insights that drive sustainable decision-making and
and three-phase lithium-ion uninterruptible power
supplies (UPS) - such as its Galaxy series; a Green Premium
UPS providing up to 99% efficiency when operated in ECOnversion mode.
- Uniflair Cooling – free cooling system
offering 25% more efficiency and sustainability than comparable systems.
- Liquid cooling technologies – offering 14% lower CapEx and up to 30%
energy reduction compared to air-cooling.
- EcoStruxure Micro Data Centers - pre-integrated, energy efficient edge
computing systems combining power, cooling, security, IT and software.
- SF6-free switchgear –
utilising pure air instead of SF6 gas, which has a high
Global Warming Potential (GWP).
Further, its EcoStruxure Micro Data Centers offer
partners the ability to design, build, and deploy edge facilities sustainably.
These systems are used by Alliance Partners such as Cisco, Dell, and HPE to
create a standardised, repeatable approach to edge computing, essential to
reducing emissions at the edge.
"Climate change has become the greatest challenge of our time, and the
role of channel partners has never been more crucial," said Karlton Gray, Channel Director,
Schneider Electric, UK and Ireland. "No single company can reduce its environmental
and only through greater collaboration, digitization and transparency, can we
make Net Zero a reality. At Schneider, our mission is to be your partner for
efficiency and sustainability, and we're truly delighted to have been named the
CRN Tech Impact Sustainable Infrastructure Vendor of the Year."
To learn more about Schneider Electric's sustainability commitments,
visit the website.