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Schneider Electric to Have Major Presence at 2012 Retail Sustainability Conference


Louisville, KY. – September 12, 2012 – Schneider Electric, a global leader in sustainability services, is pleased to announce its participation as a platinum sponsor and exhibitor at the 2012 Retail Sustainability Conference to be held on September 19-21 in Phoenix, Arizona. The conference is hosted by the Retail Industry Leaders Association (RILA). In addition to the sponsorship, Schneider Electric will participate in the following sessions:
Thursday, September 20
2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m.
Energy, Water, and Resource Efficiency in Foreign Facilities
John Hoekstra, Director of Sustainability for Schneider Electric, will present with the Corporate Responsibility Manager for Gildan Activewear. Hoekstra will provide real life examples of how resource efficiency projects can be conducted in facilities outside of the U.S.

4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Pitching Sustainability to Top Executives
Mike Fraser, Vice President, Sustainability Development for Schneider Electric, will participate in a discussion on obtaining executive leadership buy-in of sustainability initiatives and the best way to connect with these executives. This panel of top executives from merchandising, marketing, and real estate will discuss the best ways to gain their support and engage their teams for organization-wide collaboration on sustainability efforts. Other participants include sustainability leaders from Costco, REI, and Target.

RILA’s annual Retail Sustainability Conference brings together more than 350 sustainability and compliance executives in the retail industry. The conference is designed to educate retail and consumer product manufacturer executives on the current trends and skills regarding sustainability, corporate social responsibility, and compliance.

About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructures, Industries & Machine Manufacturers, Non-residential Buildings, Data Centers & Networks and Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company’s 130,000 plus employees achieved sales of about $26 billion in 2011, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.



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