|We are perhaps at a turning point in the history of our planet. Energy, both public and private, has a highly important role to play. Although energy is not accessible to all, since two billion people cannot access it, it nevertheless has a bearing on another collective public good, namely the climate.
The global objective is to improve energy production, make it available to all and satisfactorily manage climate change.
This is what sustainable development means.
It is the challenge that our Group has taken up.
By creating its corporate Foundation dedicated to making its contribution to the survival of our planet, Schneider Electric is in total keeping with its time.
As Schneider Electric's employees, we form an exceptional global community, a community which is representative of the diverse nature of our business. In my opinion, such diversity represents enormous wealth and strength.
Our Foundation's message, which is to promote the long-term provision and use of energy for the greater good of humanity is an incredible reality. It reaffirms the common awareness of belonging to a very special profession, which is vital for the development of the human society to which we belong.
Chairman of the Management Board