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Schneider Electric has donated equipment worth 4 million euros to help restore essential energy supplies in Ukraine. The donation was facilitated by the World Economic Forum (WEF) as part of the organization’s ongoing efforts to identify concrete and practical steps its members can take to address humanitarian needs in Ukraine. With support from Ukraine’s Ministry of Energy, the equipment will be deployed by public and private utilities, including DTEK, a major energy provider in Ukraine, to help restore power to some of the 1.5 million people currently without electricity.

On March 11, the WEF convened a forum of business leaders from its partner companies, academics, civil society leaders and Ukrainian leaders via a special roundtable to discuss the country’s immediate needs in terms of electricity and energy. The forum focused in particular on efforts to maintain the supply of electricity and heat to the Ukrainian population.

During the roundtable, the latest figures discussed at the forum highlighted that more than 1.5 million people in 1,300 Ukrainian cities are currently without electricity. Schneider Electric is committed to contributing to restoring and maintaining the energy supply of Ukrainians. The implementation of this mission will be done in cooperation with DTEK, which has a well-established network and expertise to implement humanitarian aid throughout the country.

In addition to the donation of equipment, the Schneider Electric Foundation supports the partner NGO “SOS Attitude” in the management of a refugee camp in Moldova.

As an organization, the safety and security of Schneider Electric employees remains its top priority. The company supports its Ukrainian employees and their families with temporary housing and other essential needs. Beyond the initial donation of 1 million euros, the company has also launched an internal crowdfunding campaign allowing employees to support their Ukrainian colleagues and their families, with unlimited matching by the company.

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