Canadian Electrical Industry News Week

Schneider ElectricFebruary 24, 2018

Schneider Electric, the leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, has been named one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This is the eighth consecutive year Schneider Electric has received this accolade.

Created in 2006, the annual World’s Most Ethical Company® list honours companies that have demonstrated exemplary ethical leadership in their industries, raising the standards of corporate behaviour as both the right thing to do and an effective long-term strategy. Five key areas are assessed: ethics and compliance programme, corporate citizenship and responsibility, culture of ethics, governance and leadership, and innovation and reputation. In 2018, the list included 135 companies from 23 countries and 57 industries.

Schneider Electric honoured for the eighth consecutive year

For Schneider Electric, this award remains just as important the eighth time as the first. As Emmanuel Babeau, Deputy Chief Executive Officer in charge of Finance and Legal Affairs, explained, “Schneider Electric does not take this kind of recognition for granted. It reflects our efforts to press ahead with our corporate, social and environmental responsibility strategy and deliver what our stakeholders expect from us – the guarantee of innovative solutions produced by a company people are proud to be associated with. Our ethical credentials are increasingly important to clients in particular.”

“While the discourse around the world changed profoundly in 2017, a stronger voice emerged. Global corporations operating with a common rule of law are now society’s strongest force to improve the human condition,” says Timothy Erblich, CEO, Ethisphere. “This year we saw companies increasingly finding their voice. The World’s Most Ethical Companies in particular continued to show exemplary leadership. I congratulate everyone at Schneider Electric for being recognized as one of the World's Most Ethical Companies."

A wide-reaching commitment to ethics and responsibility, mirrored by action

Schneider Electric has placed ethics and responsibility at the core of its strategy, making a commitment to act with the highest standards. Having introduced its own Principles of Responsibility in 2002 to help guide employees worldwide, the company regularly leads in-house and industry initiatives to drive positive change. For example, in 2017, Schneider Electric introduced new face-to-face and e-training modules to ensure business integrity in situations where employees are most exposed to the risk of corruption.

Extending the scope of its responsibility, the company also launched a more comprehensive, supplier-monitoring programme to step up accountability in its supply chain on human rights and environmental protection. More generally, the company has designed a Responsibility & Ethics Dynamics programme to support employees’ efforts to uphold its Principles of Responsibility and manage any issues that may arise. Combining prevention and advice with investigation and control, this programme also serves as an indicator of ethical performance in Schneider Electric’s Planet & Society barometer.

In the latest published results (for the third quarter of 2017), Schneider Electric had made significant progress in supply-chain accountability, with 84.6 per cent of suppliers being in line with ISO 26000 standards, compared to only 48 per cent at the beginning of 2015. Meanwhile, 88.7 per cent of the group’s entities had passed its internal Ethics and Responsibility evaluation compared to 79 per cent last trimester.


Electrician Forum Brought to you by Schneider Electric

As industry experts you know the products you use everyday better than anyone and should have input on what information you receive about products and what could improve them.

Therefore, we want your insight on the biggest challenges or issues you face when installing loadcentres, breakers (CAFI, GFI's…) and other surge protection devices. We ask that you do not provide product specific details but rather your general issues and concerns or any questions that have come to mind while working with these product types. Provide us with your valued expert insight into the issues you have faced so manufacturers can better inform you about the installation and use of these products. Lets generate some discussion that will help guide the Industry.

Make your comments  HERE

 

 

ABB CMD

ABB has appointed Maryrose Sylvester as Country Managing Director (CMD) and Head of Electrification for the United States, effective August 1, 2019.

In the CMD role, she will succeed Greg Scheu, who will support a smooth transition until his retirement at the end of October 31, 2019.

Sylvester was most recently President & CEO of “Current, powered by GE”, a GE startup business that was acquired in April by New York-based private equity firm American Industrial Partners.

 



Read More

 

 

 

 

CyberSecurityDuring a recent Industrial Control Systems Joint Working Group meeting, representatives from the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA), U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and International Society of Automation (ISA) outlined a new program to address the growing risk of unprotected and under-protected building control systems in the U.S. and abroad.

Building owners, users, and manufacturers of control systems continuously work to find practical ways to create safe and more secure environments.

 

 

Read More

 

 

 

IoTElectrical contractors are approaching a tipping point in terms of pursuing roles and opportunities in the growing market of smart buildings, according to Smart Buildings And Internet of Things (IoT) Impact on Electrical Contracting, a new report from Electri International. Part 1 of this 3-part series provided an overview of the IoT challenges facing electrical contractors; Part 2: opportunities. Here in Part 3: two case studies.

Manitoba Hydro Place 

The first LEED Platinum Certified building in Canada, Manitoba Hydro Place (MHP) is considered the country’s greenest and most energy-efficient building. 

Read More 

Latest Articles

  • Prev
Pick up a newspaper or scan your preferred electronic newsfeed and you’ll likely see a series ...
Britech Corp, one of Canada’s largest heating cable companies has signed a formal agreement ...
Electrical enclosures serve to protect electrical devices from adverse environmental influences, ...

Lighting LEEDThe Rivierè-des-Mille-Îles Park encompasses an array of natural forest, waterways, marshland and shoreline in the city of Laval, Quebec. With its exceptional biodiversity, it’s a unique natural attraction for the city, and welcomes over 150,000 visitors annually.

The Exploration Centre is the latest addition to the park and was built as the main visitor welcome area. The pavilion stands out with its modern and avant-garde architecture, and magnificent view of the nearby river.

 


Read more about Lighting Design...

 

 

Tools for the Trade

  • Prev
  IDEAL Industries has introduced Combination Drill Taps to its tool lineup. Combining the ...
  Stripping and crimping device, 100 - 240 V input voltage, for insulated ferrules with a ...
Professional all-in-one cutter/stripper for coaxial and twisted pair cables     ...
  Klein Tools' Coax Explorrer 2 tests coaxial cable and maps up to 4 locations   ...
  Ideal Industries' T-14 wire stripper s are ideal for all professionals working within the ...
  The ATS850 conveyor eliminates all types of electro static discharge requirements. ...
  Lorik Tool & Automation has the experience and ability to manufacture a variety of ...
  Ideal Industries' 26 piece insulated Journeyman kit is ideal for new electricians or for ...
  Klein Tools Deluxe Fish Rod Set comes in 19 pieces that when assembled can fish wire and ...
  BendWorks Software was designed to help electrical contractors adopt this new process ...

BritechBritech Corp, one of Canadas largest heating cable companies has signed a formal agreement with Heat Trace Limited, of Cheshire, England. Heat Trace, founded in England in 1974, Heat Trace is one of the world’s leading industrial heat trace cable manufacturers.

The company is known mainly for innovative solutions in self-regulating high temperature heat tracing cables up to 275°C, their exclusive high temperature, 425°C, cut to length, industrial, in the field replacement for mineral insulated cables, and their high temperature Long Line heating cables that can be installed on pipes in one length up to 10 kilometers long.

Read More...

 

Product News

  • Prev
Arlington's new cord grips are ideal for solar jobs - and more - requiring the connection of ...
Littelfuse, a global manufacturer of technologies in circuit protection, power control and sensing, ...
Created with the future in mind by pushing the boundaries of the current landscape of recessed ...
Meet Soraa HEALTHY, the world’s first and only blue-free LED lamp that creates light ...
Explosion-proof lighting or hazardous locations luminaires are used in environments where ...
Power management company Eaton has launched a frequency response energy solution, called Energy ...
Designed for retrofit and new construction, Evolution Series 6” Poke-Thru devices ...
The MiniFlex Model MA114 is a compact flexible AC current transformer composed of a 14-inch ...
This new range of PINET concealed internally mounting parallelogram hinges was launched ...
Don't just rely on pen and paper for your maintenance and safety inspection. Add this ...

 

Fluke Insulated Hand ToolElectricians and facility maintenance technicians should ideally work on de-energized electrical equipment, but that isn’t always possible, so their hand tools should provide as much protection as possible. The new Fluke1000 V Insulated Hand Tools are designed to keep workers safe in hazardous areas and are rugged enough to use in the toughest environments without breaking.

Fluke Insulated Hand Tools are manufactured using state-of-the-art German steel to Fluke’s exacting standards for quality, ruggedness, and reliability. 

 


Read More

 

 

Maxlite TrimaxMaxLite has earned a U.S. patent for the innovative linking design features of its TriMax Vapor Tight fixture. This patent, issued as U.S. Patent No. 10,168,012, brings the number of MaxLite’s issued and pending patents worldwide to 106, a testament to MaxLite’s focus on developing cutting-edge innovation.

The TriMax is engineered with connections at the top of the fixture that maintain a hermetic seal when two or more 4’ fixtures are linked together. By simply snapping a toolless connection bracket into place, installers can uniquely create an IP66 rated lighting solution that is 8’ or longer. 

Read More...

 

Peers & Profiles

  • Prev
Con’s Electric Company Limited was established in 1985. Based in Timmins Ontario, only 700 ...
Mark Unsworth is an electrical engineer with over 35 years of experience in project management, ...
Manygo Ho is an electrical designer with AECOM’s Buildings and Places group. Manygo designs ...
Don Neigel is Manager of the CSA-certified panel shop at Delta, BC’s Optimil Machinery. ...
New Brunswick Power recently struck a deal with Joi Scientific to develop an innovative technology ...
The Shock Doctors is an electrical contracting company operating out of Orillia, Barrie and ...
Michael Gindalang works for Dupar Controls as a panel builder for the elevator and keypad industry. ...
Energy Efficient Lighting is a LED lighting manufacturer with nearly 30 years of industry ...
Matt Stanson is a master electrician with over 30 years of experience. He now leads a team of ...
After eight months, 263 events, 17 broken clocks, and thousands of competitors, Ideal ...

Copper $US Dollar price per pound

Kerrwil Publications

538 Elizabeth Street, Midland,Ontario, Canada L4R2A3 +1 705 527 7666
©2019 All rights reserved

Use of this Site constitutes acceptance of our Privacy Policy (effective 1.1.2016)
The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Kerrwil