Daniel Assandri, CEO of ABB in Canada, participates as a speaker at Sustainable Energy for All Forum (SE4ALL) at United Nations, New York City, June 4, 2014.
MONTREAL, June 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - ABB, the leading power and automation technology group, has agreed to be a partner in the UN Global Partnership Programme to promote international standards and accelerate the transition to energy efficient equipment such as motors, drives and distribution transformers.
This initiative is part of the SE4ALL Forum to promote international efficiency standards during meetings held at the three-day conference on global environmental health launching the United Nations' new Sustainable Energy for All Decade. UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon launched the Sustainable Energy for All as a global initiative to mobilise action from all sectors of society on renewable energy, energy efficiency and energy access.
As a leading electric equipment manufacturer, energy efficiency has always been at the core of our efforts, ABB will contribute its expertise and global leadership in this domain. ABB Canada CEO Daniel Assandri: "I am pleased to represent ABB at this important gathering and have the opportunity to highlight ABB's commitment to energy efficiency and how our technology can mitigate environmental impact."
Mr. Assandri will be a speaker at a special press event during the SE4ALL Forum to promote a campaign for global access to electricity while promoting energy efficiency and renewable energy in the next 10 years.
SE4ALL Forum will feature the UN Secretary General, and World Bank President who will be joined by heads of state, ministers of foreign affairs, agencies and CEOs of private sector and leaders of civil society active in energy issues.
ABB (http://www.abb.com/) is a leader in power and automation technologies that enable utility and industry customers to improve their performance while lowering environmental impact. The ABB Group of companies operates in around 100 countries and employs about 150,000 people. In Canada, ABB (http://www.abb.ca) employs about 4,600 people in more than 45 locations from coast to coast.
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For further information: For more information or interviews please contact: ABB in Canada, Carolina Gallo, Director of Communication, Tel.: 514-206-4852