STMicroelectronics and Schneider Electric Partner on Carbon Neutrality

January 14, 2021 by Shannon Cuthrell

The two companies are partnering to develop renewable energy solutions for STMicroelectronics’ manufacturing and design facilities.

Semiconductor giant STMicroelectronics is teaming up with France-based energy management software provider Schneider Electric to reach its carbon neutrality goals by 2027. That effort involves reducing energy consumption and identifying renewable energy sourcing strategies at STMicro’s manufacturing and design sites. 


Image courtesy of STMicroelectronics. 
Image courtesy of STMicroelectronics

Schneider Electric is a longtime STMicro customer and supplier, using its energy-efficient components for its speed drives, power monitoring and building management systems, and uninterruptible power supply products. 

Through the new partnership, the companies will develop additional technologies—including Silicon Carbide and Gallium Nitride semiconductors, AI-based sensors and other connectivity solutions—to improve energy management processes in buildings, data centers, and industrial and infrastructure applications.

STMicro’s sustainability efforts date back to 2000, when the company was among the first to sign the United Nations’ Global Compact, a non-binding agreement supporting policies focused on sustainability and social responsibility. To date, more than 12,300 companies in 158 countries have signed on to the initiative. 

STMicro’s programs include a sustainability governance council, an environmental strategy across its business and operations, engagement with stakeholders, policies impacting its value chain, membership in industry organizations, and collaboration with sustainability rating and ranking agencies. 

According to STMicro’s 2020 Sustainability Report, nearly two-thirds of its products were classified as responsible through compliance, eco-design and application metrics. Additionally, 41% of its water output is recycled and reused, 94% of waste is reused, recovered or recycled, and 100% of its products are conflict-mineral free.

The partnership with Schneider Electric will assist the company in its goals to become carbon neutral by 2027 by reducing its carbon footprint across its global design and production sites and implementing 100% renewable energy procurement.

Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Schneider Electric’s chairman and CEO, stated in a press release that by using STMicroelectronics’ products, the company can develop tools to improve performance and efficiency. 

Tricoire adds, “In turn, by working with ST to set and achieve its carbon reduction targets, we create a virtuous cycle that contributes to the fight against climate change while reaching our respective sustainability goals.”