Schneider Electric expands sustainability consultancy portfolio

06 August 2021 2 min. read
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Energy conglomerate Schneider Electric has expanded its suite of sustainability consulting services in the Middle East, as the firm ramps up to meet growing demand for energy transition expertise and support. 

The French multinational – a €27.2 billion company – supports companies globally with all facets of their energy value chain, from engineering and consulting to technology, solutions and cloud integration.

Facing booming demand from governments hungry for shifting away from oil & gas to greener options, Schneider Electric has launched a new range of sustainability and decarbonisation consulting services for government agencies and public-private partnerships in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). 

Schneider Electric expands sustainability consultancy portfolio

Saudi Arabia earlier this year announced its Green Initiative, a comprehensive plan to push the country to become “a global leader in forging a greener world”. This included generating 50% of its energy from renewables by 2030 and developing industries that are greener.

The UAE meanwhile has set out its plants to diversify its income resources by moving away from oil as part of its Vision 2021 strategy. Qatar has integrated sustainability into its national development plan, and is keen on booking progress before the world tunes in to Qatar for the 2022 World Cup. 

Schneider Electric’s proposition is also geared at private sector companies, with CEOs facing “rising public concern and stakeholder pressure on climate change” and as a result sustainability now sits “at the top of corporate priorities,” said Capucine Dourdin Jeunet, who leads Schneider Electric’s Sustainability business division in the Middle East and Africa. 

Among the new propositions are: identification of energy efficiency savings, carbon offset programs, offsite renewable energy sourcing, electric mobility advising, and supply chain and logistics optimisation. 

“Our new offerings will help our clients ensure they are on track to reduce their environmental footprint, reduce resource costs, and focus on achieving a pathway to net zero carbon dioxide emissions throughout their operations,” explained Dourdin Jeunet.

The news comes shortly after Schneider Electric added an offering to its Sustainability business division in the Americas. The new Communications Service helps clients with their marketing, communications, and reputational needs to cater for the information and transparency needs of investors, employees and stakeholders.