“The Sustainable Development Goals impel all stakeholders to innovate”


European Sustainable Development Week, which takes place from September 18 to October 8, raises awareness on the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and encourages practical mobilization at all levels, both individually and collectively. The involvement of governments, businesses and civil society is essential to meet the increasingly complex global challenges and achieve the 17 SDGs by 2030. How can businesses do their part? How can the SDGs be incorporated into their strategy and operations? To answer these questions, we asked Gilles Vermot Desroches, Corporate Citizenship Senior Vice-President at Schneider Electric, for an outside view.

The SDGs in action: Schneider Electric’s perspective

Energy is central to one of the greatest challenges of the 21st century: protecting our planet from the threat of climate change while meeting the energy needs of a booming global population. The Sustainable Development Goals give us the tools to build an inclusive and fair development model that respects the limitations of our environment’s finite resources. They call on companies to address the issue at hand, and TotalEnergies provides a resolute answer to this call by incorporating sustainable development in its ambition.
Helle Kristoffersen President, Strategy & Sustainability, TotalEnergies

TotalEnergies et les Objectifs de Développement Durable

In June 2021, TotalEnergies reaffirmed its commitment to the SDGs by incorporating them into its ambition: “part of being a responsible player in the energy industry is taking up the broader challenges of sustainable development for the planet. In fact, one of TotalEnergies’ commitments is to produce more energy, with fewer emissions, in an increasingly more responsible way.”

To learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals