Schneider Electric in the UK has recently been awarded the Carbon Trust Standard in recognition of our excellence in measuring, managing and reducing our carbon emissions.
The mark of excellence is awarded to organisations able to demonstrate genuine year-on-year carbon reductions. In order to achieve the Carbon Trust Standard, we had to prove our carbon emissions had reduced over three years. In addition, we also had to demonstrate we have effective carbon management procedures and processes in place which included showcasing the investments made in energy saving projects, as well as plans for the future.
We take a thorough and proactive approach to our own energy management and have an ongoing programme which continually identifies areas for improvement, using energy audits and then implementing new projects in key areas. For example, we recently installed a new intelligent energy efficient lighting scheme in our Leeds facilities to lower the carbon footprint. The building management systems were also modified at the Coventry, Telford, Scarborough and Potters Bar sites in order to make energy savings.
Achieving the Carbon Trust Standard reflects our commitment to energy management, which is not just something that we encourage our customers to do but something which we actively do ourselves.