Schneider Electric has signed a partnership with non-profit organisation Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL) to reduce energy poverty and provide universal energy access.

Aimed at accelerating progress towards the UN’s ‘Sustainable Development Goal 7’ on energy, the four-year partnership was signed at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

Schneider Electric chairman and CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire said: “We all have a responsibility to make energy access an inalienable human right and reduce the energy divide that continues to undermine quality of life for a massive part of the population.

“As a responsible company, Schneider Electric has a duty to help reach this goal, which will require a collective effort, given its critical importance and the complex challenges involved.”

Schneider Electric will focus on programmes, which comprise ‘Building Efficiency Accelerator’, ‘Industrial Energy Efficiency Accelerator’, ‘People-Centred Accelerator’, and the upcoming ‘Electrification Accelerator’.

“We all have a responsibility to make energy access an inalienable human right and reduce the energy divide.”

The company has also allocated employees to each programme, backed by SEforALL resources such as its heat maps tool for energy efficiency and renewables.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.

The tool projects global progress on sustainable energy sourced from 80 indicators.

The UN’s sustainable development agenda has set 17 ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDGs) to be achieved by 2030 to eliminate energy poverty.

SEforAll CEO Rachel Kyte said: “This partnership will support our work in creating an efficient, equal and resilient energy system that can deliver clean, affordable and reliable energy for all.”

With this partnership, Schneider Electric has teamed-up with companies such as Enel, Iberdrola, and Philips Lighting, as well as organisations, including the UN Foundation and the Global Off-Grid Lighting Association (GOGLA).