100% of our primary and secondary packaging is free from single use plastic and uses recycled cardboard

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Terms of the action or commitment

Packaging is the first visible asset seen by customers and is associated with major environmental challenges such as resource depletion, CO2 emissions, waste generation, and marine pollution. Globally, a strengthening of the regulatory framework requires the development of new packaging alternatives to enhance recyclability and minimize the current and upcoming Polluter-Pays packaging taxes. By 2025, Schneider has committed to make sure that: 

  • 100% of primary and secondary packaging uses recycled cardboard. 
  • 100% of our primary and secondary packaging is free of single-use plastic. In 2021, Schneider Electric Green Packaging Experts released a new sustainable packaging guideline to define Schneider’s requirements and best practices to foster improved environmental performance of packaging by minimizing waste generation and improving recyclability to make it an integrated part of a more circular economy. 

In order to reach these objectives, Schneider Electric focuses on: 

  • Setting up partnerships with key suppliers to secure greener packaging options; 
  • Building up traceability in the supply chain by collecting suppliers’ declarations and strengthening procurement systems to better track single-use plastic packaging; 
  • Accelerating the implementation of the “green packaging” definition in the business projects portfolio to ensure new and legacy products switch to more sustainable packaging options. 

Levers mobilized for circular economy (according to Ademe)

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Global Procurement, Global Supply Chain, Logistics, Corporate sustainability & Strategy, R&D, Business projects

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Suppliers, Global Associations (European Plastic Pact, Ellen McArthur Foundation…)

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