Christophe Garnier has a Masters in Computer Sciences from UGA in Grenoble, France. After 10 years as an SME in the IT sector, he joined Schneider Electric 20 years ago.
Christophe has more than 10 years of experience in Schneider Electric’s Environmental Department and is an expert in environmental Life Cycle Assessment and Ecodesign of products. He has implemented the Ecodesign process for a complete range of products and his responsibility has grown from insuring compliance with international regulations to implementation in RD teams.
Christophe is now dedicated to representing Schneider Electric in formal standards bodies and in professional consortia. Christophe represents Schneider Electric and the French National Committee in international Environmental Standardization Development Organizations (SDOs). His recognized expertise in Environment and Standardization has been recognized in his chairmanships of the IEC TC111 “Environmental Standards for Electric and Electronic Equipment (EEE)”, and French Committees on Circular Economy of EEE (GEJ10), and environmental aspects of EEE (UF111). Christophe is also member of several groups developing environmental standards, including the European CEN/CENELE/ETSI TC10 preparing the series of Circular Economy standards
Christophe is also an expert in professional associations. In “The Green Grid” he conducted work on environmental aspects of Datacenters and published a white paper (2014). Christophe also led a consortium of UPS manufacturers to participate in the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) Pilot program of the EU Commission (2013-2018) and is regularly speaking at environmental and sustainability international conferences.