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Schneider Electric Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year for Their Commitment to Gender Parity in the Workplace

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Schneider Electric Recognized for Fifth Consecutive Year for Their Commitment to Gender Parity in the Workplace

March 24
09:20 2023

To mark International Women’s Day, Schneider Electric, the leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation, is pleased to announce it has earned Silver-level Parity Certification by Women in Governance (WiG) for its commitments to gender parity in workplace practices.

With the theme of #EmbraceEquity leading the conversation for International Women’s Day, Schneider Electric is doing their part and committing to fostering a more equitable working environment for employees. Schneider is being recognized by WiG for their efforts to promote a progressively-equitable workplace through policies and practices to showcase their efforts to reach gender parity.

“We are pleased to be awarded with this certification to spotlight our commitment to equity in the workplace,” said Claire Guichard, Vice President, Human Resources, Schneider Electric. “We live in a wonderfully diverse world that brings new levels of innovation and creativity to workplaces. Our focused attention on gender parity and equitable practices ensures employees are uniquely valued and are part of an inclusive environment so they can develop and contribute their very best.”

Women in Governance Parity Certification: The Women in Governance Parity Certification involves a thorough review of an organization’s position on gender parity as it relates to the strategies, actions and results they yield to reach parity in the workplace. To be awarded with this certification, companies are reviewed by three primary drivers: governance and vision, collective enablers, and equity. These key areas focus on the multiple impacts of diversity in women’s career advancement, demonstrating an equitable representation of women at all levels of Schneider Electric, including promotion, recruitment and compensation.

Schneider Electric continually sustains an equitable workplace through their policies and practices, including but not limited to:

  • Recognized for their Global Pay Equity initiative: In early 2023, Schneider Electric was recognized by the World Economic Forum for promoting inclusion and care, and advancing the pay equity across all locations. Schneider Electric’s Global Pay Equity initiative began in 2014 with pilots in 12 countries. Since then, it has been implemented in over 100 countries, reaching 99.6 percent of the company’s total workforce. Schneider is also committed to attaining and maintaining a pay gap of.
  • Global Family Leave Policy: this family-friendly policy supports a healthy work-life balance and allows employees to take time off for life’s moments that matter the most. This year, Schneider Electric has implemented its Global Family Leave Policy 2.0 to reflect the changing dynamics of families, and includes increased paid time off for primary and secondary parental leave and for care leave.
  • Schneider Women in Leadership: a global mentorship program is available to harness the leadership growth of women at Schneider Electric. The company also has an Open Talent tool, an AI-driven career management platform, to match all employees’ skills and ambitions to career opportunities and projects within the Schneider Electric ecosystem.

Schneider Electric continually tracks and measures its gender equity performance and assesses policies to maintain equitable practices. In fact, the company’s Schneider Sustainability Impact (SSI) program features global and local targets to meet Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) commitments, among which, includes quarterly progress on Schneider Electric’s equity and gender balance commitments. Learn more here. See the latest SSI results.

About Schneider Electric

Schneider Electric is an #ImpactCompany that provides energy and automation digital solutions to drive efficiency and sustainability for all. We combine world-leading energy technologies, real-time automation, software and services into integrated solutions for homes, buildings, data centers, infrastructure and industries. We make process and energy safe and reliable, open and connected, and efficient and sustainable.

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