Anniversary Gift

Schneider makes $750K donation to its 20-year partner

We may have questioned Schneider Electric a bit when discussing their new remote maintenance platform two weeks ago, but the latest news from the company is nearly infallible.

Schneider renewed its partnership with Habitat for Humanity this year, marking the 20th year of their commitment to making affordable housing more accessible, sustainable, and energy-efficient. Through the ongoing partnership, Schneider Electric is continuing to provide electrical equipment for Habitat homes across North America, it announced in a September 30 press release.

This year’s donation to Habitat includes more than $750,000 in financial support, the company said, meant to address a downturn in production from the charity due to recent circumstances. At the initial spread of COVID-19, Habitat for Humanity suspended its homebuilding projects and global volunteer builds. While these precautionary measures were taken to prioritize the safety of staff, volunteers, and the families Habitat serves, they also affected the nonprofit housing organization’s operations. Schneider Electric’s renewed partnership helps counter the impact of these suspended activities and increase the capacity of Habitat’s work.

“At Schneider Electric, we believe in building viable communities and we support Habitat for Humanity in its dedication to the vision of a world where everyone has a decent place to live,” said Ted Klee, senior vice president, Global Supply Chain, Schneider Electric North America. “We will continue to ensure that ‘Life Is On’ everywhere for everyone at every moment. Ensuring that energy is safe, reliable, efficient, and sustainable in every home is the core of what we do.”

Since the partnership began in 2000, Schneider Electric has donated more than $40 million worth of electrical equipment for use in the construction of Habitat homes in the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. Over the years, thousands of employees have partnered with Habitat through volunteer engagements for various disaster recovery efforts and multiple Jimmy & Rosalynn Carter Work Projects. The company has also donated more than $10 million in funding to help cover the cost of land, infrastructure, and building materials of Habitat homes.

“Schneider Electric’s continued support of Habitat’s work over the years has been critical in helping us build strong communities,” said Julie Laird Davis, vice president of corporate partnerships and cause marketing at Habitat for Humanity International. “We appreciate their partnership and the employees who have worked alongside families who are on the path to homeownership.”

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