Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure ™ platform combined with AVEVA’s digital transformation solutions is proving to be the driving force behind sustainable industrial development initiatives
Casablanca, Morocco [15 juillet 2021] – Schneider Electric, leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, and AVEVA, a world leader in industrial software, driving digital transformation and sustainability, today announce that their combined technological offerings support mining companies’ sustainability projects in four fundamental pillars: energy efficiency, improved performance, adoption of low greenhouse gas emissions technologies and new green processes.
Global decarbonization relies heavily on the sustainable production of minerals and raw materials. A thriving and healthy mining and metals sector is crucial for the global economy and for supporting the innovation of new technologies and materials needed to reduce climate change, protect the environment and promote the circular economy.
Schneider Electric and AVEVA provide the tools organizations need to make informed decisions that will enable people across mining, minerals and metals value chains to be more strategic in their choices, based on sound advice and taking sustainability into account. They help operators and managers make those choices, which puts these organizations in a good position to address some of the challenges of adopting sustainable practices, which can translate into lower operating costs. and, rare, by appeasing all stakeholders.
According to an IDC Technology Spotlight, sponsored by AVEVA and Schneider Electric, Transition to sustainable mining, mineral and metal practices, the three main market pressures driving the sustainability programs of mining and metallurgical organizations are:
- The need to improve brand equity
- Reduce the risk of an adverse event
- Ensure compliance with current and future regulations
“Technology has a critical role to play in supporting mining companies,” said Ben Kirkwood, Senior Research Manager, IDC Energy Insights – WW Mining. “Efforts to achieve sustainability goals and achieve greater visibility and control of operations will enable companies to better understand and take action regarding energy and water consumption and operational management of the business. ‘environment. IDC’s global analysis of the growth in turnover and profitability of industrial companies, shows that those with a committed and continuous strategy based on
sustainability, coupled with a well-funded, long-term digital transformation agenda significantly outperform their competitors. ”
Digitization is the basis of the sustainability of mining and metals
The IDC Technology Spotlight also maintains that, as the industry continues to suffer from its perceived stagnant sustainability stance, platforms with additional analytics help improve operational efficiency while increasing productivity. visibility of changes made.
“Digitally integrated operations can address key areas of an organization’s sustainability program by combining power, process intelligence and controls,” said David Willick, vice president North America, Mining, Minerals and Metals, Schneider Electric. “Digitization is a crucial development for the resource industry, and Schneider Electric and AVEVA are uniquely qualified to help. We are experts in harnessing the power of connected systems and human insight to bring operational performance to the highest level. Together, we’ve earned the trust of the world’s largest companies with thousands of on-premise and cloud implementations. Today, our common customers can benefit from our common culture of customer-centric innovation, our unparalleled R&D capabilities and our broad industry expertise. ”
“While the benefits of digital transformation are crystal clear, the mining industry has so far been limited by traditional infrastructure, inadequate data and disparate optimization programs,” said Martin. Provencher, Industry Principal, Mining, Metals and Materials, AVEVA. ”Increasingly virulent cyberattacks and a growing mandate for carbon-free minerals have further accentuated the importance of having high data availability and adopting a secure, cloud-centric approach to visualize and contextualize data processes. the business across global operations. The combination of energy management solutions, automation systems and services from Schneider Electric and digital mining transformation solutions from AVEVA enables our customers to transform conventional mining operations into smart, resilient and sustainable businesses. ”
Corporate Knights recently named Schneider Electric as the most sustainable company in the world. According to the IDC Technology Spotlight, Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure platform combined with AVEVA’s mining and metals digital transformation solutions can provide the operational and organizational vision needed to achieve sustainable operations and make better decisions through data collection and analysis. Partner companies aim to decarbonize mining, minerals and metals value chains by providing an industrial IoT platform with technology and software elements supporting the capacity for energy management and automation.