By Renée Francoeur
January 27, 2015 – Some recognizable names in the industry made the cut again for the 2015 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World (Global 100) index, ran by Corporate Knights—a Toronto-based media and investment advisory company.
Schneider Electric ranked 9th with an overall score of 68.40 per cent, Legrand came in at 48th with a score of 60.80 per cent, Siemens was at 55th with a score of 59.40 per cent and General Electric ranked 74th with a score of 56.10 per cent.
“Schneider Electric ranks in the top 10 for the second consecutive year,” said Jean-Pascal Tricoire, chairman and CEO of Schneider Electric. “This is a strong recognition of our continued commitment to sustainability. On a daily basis, Schneider Electric seeks to prove that economic, environmental and social interests are convergent. To have a signiﬁcant impact and initiate lasting change, a performance measure is required. That is why Schneider Electric has deﬁned speciﬁc objectives and measures its results each quarter using the Planet and Society barometer.”
Inclusion in the Global 100 index is determined using 12 quantitative sustainability indicators, including the amount of revenue companies generate per unit of energy consumption and lost-time injury rate.
“The Global 100 represents the corporate trailblazers who are forging new ways to make more with less,” said Toby Heaps, CEO of Corporate Knights.
PHOTO: Jean-Pascal Tricoire.