Schneider Electric launched its inaugural Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards, the first initiative from the company's Partnering for Sustainability Program, which is designed to recognize the critical role partners of Schneider play in delivering a more resilient, sustainable electric world.
The Partnering for Sustainability program is a continuation of Schneider’s vision to leverage its extensive ecosystem to empower partners to move toward a more sustainable future. It includes comprehensive education and training, a simplified product portfolio, an open and collaborative support ecosystem, and digital knowledge and expertise. By providing four easy steps for partners to follow to future-proof their businesses, the program aims to empower partners to become more sustainable in their own practices and supporting their customers on the path to net zero.
The Schneider Electric Sustainability Impact Awards will recognize partners ranging from IT partners, panel builders, system integrators, contractors, industrial automation distributors and OEMs, in two categories:
- Sustainability-Impact for my company: Recognizing partners who exhibit sustainability leadership in decarbonizing their operations
- Sustainability and Efficiency-Impact for customers: Recognizing partners who demonstrate sustainable leadership by enabling their customers achieve their decarbonization goals
Entries will be carefully evaluated on how they are leveraging Schneider Electric solutions to electrify their operations, reduce energy supply, increase operational efficiency and embrace circularity across the value chain.
Nominations will open July 1 to any organization globally that uses Schneider Electric solutions. The deadline for submissions is November 25. All nominations and submissions will be shortlisted for the Regional Award, before streamlining further for the Global Award. The final winner will be announced in January 2023.
The following business types to be eligible to join and participate in the program.
- IT Partners
- Partner Builders
- Design Firms
- System Integrators
- Industrial Automation SI
- Machine Integrators
- Industrial Automation Distributors
“We are all on the same mission – to accelerate the path to net zero. At Schneider we want to recognize those who are embedding positive change in their business operations. Partners who are excelling at this will set a precedent for others to follow suit,” said Rohan Kelkar, executive vice-president of power products at Schneider Electric. “We know there’s power in numbers and together we can deliver a significantly larger impact through considered sustainable and efficient practices.”