Driven by the desire to provide transparent information on hazardous substances, environmental impact and end-of-life instructions, Schneider Electric has unveiled its Green Premium ecolabel, a programme that underlines the company’s commitment to delivering the best and safest sustainable performance to customers.
Schneider Electric believes that ambitious environmental considerations must be embedded in all of a company’s products in order to tackle global warming.
The firm has been committed to playing a key role in the challenges the world is facing by developing innovative technologies that help customers find the right balance between reducing their carbon footprint and providing access to reliable and efficient energy for all.
Green Premium brings improved resource efficiency throughout an asset’s lifecycle. This includes efficient use of energy and natural resources, along with the minimization of CO2 emissions.
Speaking at the 7th Annual Clean Energy Conference organised by the Kenya Association of Manufacturers, Carol Koech, Country President at Schneider Electric East Africa said:
“Sustainability, innovation and digitisation go hand-in-hand. Clean energy and efficient energy management are key to stopping the climate crisis. Green premium is a mark of superior sustainability and business performance. The Green Premium ecolabel is a form of proactive communication for our customers that helps simplify all the environmental data related to legislation and regulations.”
Green Premium includes eco-designed products, services and solutions that help achieve new levels of sustainable performance. The programme was created to provide customers with greener, more efficient products by ensuring compliance with the most ambitious standards globally including REACh, RoHS, RoHS China, and WEEE; Green Premium also provides complete environmental disclosure with over 300 EPDs (Environmental Product Declarations)
Schneider Electric’s commitment to sustainability influences the design of products and solutions along the supply chain and with partners. Schneider Electric is investing in and empowering its local partners in Kenya and East Africa to ensure that products available in-country are both sustainable and optimise total cost of ownership though technologies like the Internet-of-Things and circular services.
One such partner is Imexolutions, an Electrical Engineering Company in Kenya offering total turnkey solutions in the field of Power Distribution & Automation and Solar PV System.
As a certified panel builder & system integrator for Schneider Electric, Imexolutions embodies the idea of creating a greener, net zero carbon future through electrification.
During the event Imexolutions Limited Managing Director Shinu Vattathara said: “We believe in Schneider Electric’s purpose that seeks to empower all to make the most of our energy and resources and the technologies they have allows us as to bring in the progress we wish to see in our customers sustainably. At Imexolutions, we are at the forefront of sustainability and with the right products, solutions and partnership in place, all coupled with digitisation, we can deliver a clear path to business growth while minimizing impacts on the environment”.
Ms Koech said that good intentions and government regulations alone cannot help companies to meet their sustainability goals. She said that Kenyans needed information, transparency and knowledge.
“Schneider Electric Green Premium ecolabel provides customers with the knowledge they need to make the right decisions about their own sustainability and environmental impact programmes. Green Premium provides the market with an unequaled tool that allows our customers to advance their involvement in the turnaround required for a more circular economy.”