Schneider Electric is the global specialist in energy management and automation. With revenues of ~€27 billion in FY2015, our 160,000+ 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.
At Schneider Electric, our mission is to serve our customers by developing innovative products and solutions that simplify the lives of those who use them. We bring together our expertise and solutions to drive new possibilities for efficiency and savings. As the global specialist in energy management and automation, we are committed to worldwide improvement in connectivity, sustainability, efficiency, reliability and safety in five primary areas: in our homes, in our cities, in our industries, in our buildings, and in the cloud. Our intent is to make sure that Life is On for everyone, everywhere and at every moment with our technology. We ensure that energy is on for our customers and that it is:
• safe: protecting people and assets;
• reliable: guaranteeing ultra-secure, ultra-pure and uninterrupted power especially for critical applications;
• efficient: delivering solutions adapted to the specific needs of each market that simplify customers' life and improve their efficiency and productivity;
• sustainable: helping customers build a sustainable future by using less of their resources and minimizing the impact on the environment; and
• connected: leveraging new opportunities with the convergence of Operational Technology (OT) and Information Technology (IT).
While urbanization, industrialization and digitization continue to shape our lives as new economies are built and established economies are transformed, the quest for economic growth and development is straining our planet's resources. The world is facing many energy challenges: scarcity of natural resources, CO2 emissions reduction requirements, integration of unpredictable and intermittent renewable sources of energy, higher consumption peaks and others.
Our building automation solutions can save up to 30% of a building's energy needs, significantly improving a company's carbon footprint, while delivering savings on its charges, with limited upfront investment. Our smart grid solutions help electricity producers and distributors to improve the efficiency of their assets and to offer a better service to their customers. This also contributes to the improvement in the operation of the grid and the reduction in investment in new generation capacity.
Schneider Electric is a leader in technology innovation and adapts to changing ecosystems and customer needs.
We are developing best-in-class technology in energy management and automation to meet growing customer needs and challenges. We design products and solutions that we believe offer the best levels of safety, reliability and efficiency in our markets. Our products and solutions meet the needs of our customers for simplicity, connectivity, flexibility, productivity and efficiency. Additionally, through an ongoing dialogue with our customers, we are able to maintain our very high standards of quality and to anticipate the innovation that will help drive our future growth.