Schneider Electric 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 centres 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. The award honours the 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.
For Schneider Electric, sustainability is part of their DNA. The company wants to empower all to make the most of their energy, resources and work with the company’s channel community to bring progress and sustainability through digitisation and electrification to a wide range of industries including data centres, energy grids, buildings, and industrial facilities.
The company’s Green Premium products, for example, offer sustainable performance by design and accounted for more than 76 per cent 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 per cent 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. Its public commitments include 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 SBT target and achieving a net-zero supply chain by 2050.
“Climate change has become the greatest challenge of our time, and the role of channel partners has never been more crucial,” Karlton Gray, channel director for Schneider Electric UK and Ireland, said. “No single company can reduce its environmental impact alone, and only through greater collaboration, digitisation 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.”