France-based energy service provider Schneider Electric has launched a new range of decarbonization and sustainability consulting services to help companies based in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region to achieve their net-zero emission goals.
Under the new consulting division Schneider Electric will offer services including the identification of energy efficiency savings, carbon offset programs, offsite renewable energy sourcing, electric mobility advising, and supply chain optimization.
Further, it will provide organizations in the region with a comprehensive range of sustainability services that will ensure they are on track to reduce their environmental footprint, lower resource costs, and focus on achieving a pathway to net-zero carbon dioxide emissions throughout their operations.
“Increased awareness on climate change risk, rising public concern and stakeholder pressure has pushed sustainability to the top of corporate priorities. We are partnering with our customers to help address these global challenges in corporate and sustainability management with our portfolio of sustainability services. Companies that incorporate sustainability into their strategy and operations will benefit from new revenue streams, they will attract more talent, have better access to capital and strengthen their brand and business, making them more attractive to multiple stakeholders.”
Countries across the Gulf have set ambitious targets when it comes to developing greener, more sustainable economies. The UAE has set out its plans to diversify its income resources by moving away from oil as part of its Vision 2021 strategy.
Earlier this year, Saudi Arabia announced its Green Initiative, a comprehensive plan to push the country to become “a global leader in forging a greener world.” This included generating 50 percent of its energy from renewables by 2030 and developing sustainable industries.
Schneider Electric’s consultants will help organizations across the region to define their energy and sustainability programs, helping them to become more efficient, save money and realize new business opportunities in the Gulf’s shifting economies.