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    International Women’s Day 2017

    On March 8, we celebrate our diverse and inclusive culture that fosters gender equality, women's networks, leadership programs and forums.

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    Diversity & Inclusion

    Diversity is our heritage and our future. Be part of it.

    At Schneider Electric, diversity is an integral part of our history, culture, and identity. Inclusion is the way we treat and perceive all differences. We want to create an inclusive culture in which all forms of diversity are seen as real value for the company.
    • Governance

      How Schneider Electric promotes Diversity & Inclusion within the Company

    • Initiatives

      All about initiatives developed by global and local teams to promote a diverse and inclusive culture, gender equality, women networks, leadership programs, and forums

    • HeforShe Committee Events in HKU

      HeForShe Conversation at Hong Kong University with Elizabeth Nyamayaro - Head of the UN Women HeForShe Initiative

      HeforShe IMPACT Champions Committee Meeting was held in Hong Kong University to engage conversation and collaboration for change. Hong Kong University hosted HeForShe Event with guest speaker Ms. Elizabeth Nyamayaro, Senior Advisor to the Head of UN Women and Head of the UN Women HeForShe Initiative. Monette Sunga, representative of Diversity and Inclusion for Schneider Electric East Asia & Japan Zone shared Schneider Electric’s progress and achievements and the challenges that the company is facing on gender equality movement

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    • Women Entrepreneurship Program

      Brazil Women Entrepreneurship Program achieved great impact on Women Economic Empowerment - United Nations Women as a pilot initiative in entrepreneurial activities. The program objects to train both men and women in the hinterlands of Bahia, in Basics in Electricity and Off-Grid Photovoltaic Systems, with a gender lens, and aims to engage women of the community in entrepreneurial activities related to electricity and energy.

    • Schneider Electric leaders continue their mobilization for gender equality

      40 country presidents of Schneider Electric ratified the global Women’s Empowerment Principles  (WEPs) set out by UN Women and the Global Compact by the end of June 2016.These 40 leaders oversee more than 90 percent of Schneider Electric employees.
      WEP signatories publicly commit to making every possible effort to provide men and women with the same opportunities and enable them to reach their potential.

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    • Proud to have one of our employees as an Olympic Torch bearer

      Henry Gurgel from Schneider Electric Brazil - a member of the Brazil Paralympic weight-lifting team - led the Olympic Torch through Ceara state.

    • HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10, Davos 2016

      HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 launched Parity Report at Davos in January 2016. Ten of the world’s leading companies have released new workforce gender diversity figures in UN Women’s inaugural HeForShe Parity Report.

    • United Nations Headquarter in NY

      Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO of Schneider Electric, was awarded one of the five coveted Awards for his demonstrated commitment and implementation of policies that advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

      • #HeForShe Our mobilization to support the global solidarity movement

        Since we became one of 10 corporate champions in IMPACT 10x10x10, a lot of our male employees have quickly joined this inspiring initiative with a lot of energy and true commitment.

        Brochure HeForShe Mobilization (pdf, 932 Kb)
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      • Supporting Gender Equality

        Over the past year, we have supported and implemented policies that advance and empower women in the workplace. Transforming corporate behaviour, we put gender equality on top of our agenda and make diversity one of our key business and people strategy components.

        Brochure Supporting Gender Equality (pdf, 1 Mb)
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      • Top Leaders Commitment

        Addressing our culture is one of the key challenges we have, in order to become a Gender Balanced Company.
        Changing the culture starts from the top.

        Brochure Top Leaders Commitment (pdf, 1.3 Mb)
        Business colleagues looking at blueprint
      • Women empowerment

        By treating all our female employees with equal respect and dignity, we are creating and fostering a supportive and understanding environment, in which all individuals realise their maximum potential within the company regardless of their gender and other differences.

        Brochure Women empowerment (pdf, 1.2 Mb)
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      • White paper How Greater Gender Balance in Global Corporations Can Drive Business

        Many global corporations are scrambling to adjust to new trends such as economic volatility and changing lifestyles. Research has demonstrated that a lack of new ideas and a resistance to alternative approaches is a leading cause of stagnation in today’s business environment. Research goes on to show that significant gender imbalance at the top and middle-management tiers of global organizations has lead to a lack of creativity in solving business problems. This paper examines how greater gender balance leads to enhanced growth and innovation.

        White paper How Greater Gender Balance in Global Corporations Can Drive Business (pdf, 668 Kb)
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