Schneider Electric named among the 50 companies that are changing the world by Fortune Magazine

Rueil-Malmaison (France), August 31, 2016 Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management and automation, has been recognized by Fortune Magazine in its 2016 Change the World list. The Group ranks 24 in this ranking that highlights companies addressing global social problems as part of their core business strategy and integrating societal needs into their corporate strategy. Globally the list recognized companies making intentional efforts to prove the profit motive can be harnessed to alleviate some of the world's most persistent social ills.

Schneider Electric has been named for its Access to Energy program, which brings electrical power to people and communities without and trains local workers to ensure sustainability. On its website, Fortune Magazine notably highlighted Schneider Electric’s off-grid solar backup solution that powered 128 Kenyan schools and the Group’s training initiatives in energy management in Africa, Asia and South America for disadvantaged youth’s people.

Being ranked in Fortune’s Change the World list reflects the Group’s proven track record in driving innovation at every level through connected energy management and automation technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life is On. Schneider Electric wants everyone on our planet to have access to safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable energy. Schneider Electric is committed to providing innovative solutions that address the energy paradox: balancing our planet’s carbon footprint with the irrefutable human right to quality energy.

Fortune’s Change the World list can be found at

About Schneider Electric 

Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€25 billion in FY2016, our 144,000 employees serve customers in over 100 countries, helping them to manage their energy and process in ways that are safe, reliable, efficient and sustainable. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Our connected technologies reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On.

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