Health & equity impact toward the SDGs

We advance the following SDGs in support of the Health & Equity of all Schneider employees, and to promote meaningful work, well-being, and inclusion worldwide.

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages

By viewing health holistically — as physical, mental, social, and emotional — we develop programs that empower and support employees. In this time of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re continuously adjusting our policies to protect our people, their livelihood, and the communities in which we operate.

Safety first, for all

Our health and well-being focus requires an ingrained, robust safety culture, and the bedrock of this culture is our S.A.F.E. First program (Self check, Activity check, Facility check, Environment check). This global policy was developed as a reminder to pause and reflect on safety prior to performing any task, empowering employees to stop work if they feel unsafe. We also ensure that our employees and their eligible dependents have access to both healthcare and life insurance coverage, with costs borne by the company and/or the employee. Lastly, to support our people during critical life events, our Global Family Leave Policy includes 12 weeks of fully paid leave for natural birth and adoption, as well as one week of leave to care for elder family members or immediate family members with serious health conditions.

By 2020

By 2030

0.88
medical incident

per million hours worked

100%
of employees

work in countries that have fully deployed our Global Family Leave policy

90%
of employees

had access to a comprehensive well-being at work program

100%
of employees

work in countries that have fully deployed our Global Family Leave policy

100%
of employees

will have access to a comprehensive well-being at work program

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls

Our ambition is to offer equal opportunity to everyone, everywhere. This is reflected in our Principles of Responsibility, human rights, and Diversity & Inclusion policies.

  • We’ve implemented a Pay Equity framework to identify and correct gender pay gaps. At the end of 2019, it was implemented in all countries, covering 99% of our workforce.
  • The Schneider Women Leaders’ program supports women’s professional development through a virtual coaching program and global summit.
  • Schneider Electric Industries and Schneider Electric France signed a collective agreement to strengthen gender balance, combat stereotypes, and close pay gaps within the organization.

By 2020

By 2030

95%
of employees covered

under the Pay Equity Framework

40%
of new hires

were women

30%
of leadership roles

were held by women

Engage
actively with sustainable business initiatives,

such as the U.N. Global Compact

Promote sustained, inclusive, and sustainable economic growth; full and productive employment; and decent work for all

As a global company, we know our responsibility goes beyond mere compliance with local and international regulations. We’ve pledged to conduct our business ethically, sustainably, and responsibly, for every human life we have the privilege to touch and for the planet as a whole.

  • A decent wage is a basic human right, and we’re committed to paying employees in the lower salary ranges at or above the living wage to meet their family’s basic needs.
  • We’ve initiated a global process to analyze wage levels and employment practices against local living wage standards.
  • Schneider Electric France association’s “100 chances – 100 jobs” offers personalized career opportunities to young people aged 18 – 30 without higher education qualifications or degrees. The program aims to provide at least 60% of candidates with jobs and skills training; at the end of 2019, 7,100 young people have benefitted.

By 2020

By 2030

350
suppliers

under Human Rights & Environment vigilance received specific on-site assessment

63
countries covered

by the Schneider Electric decent salary analysis

15,000
volunteering days

thanks to our VolunteerIn global platform

1M
underprivileged people

will be trained in energy management

10,000
entrepreneurs

in emerging countries will be supported

10,000
instructors

will be trained

Reduce inequality within and among countries

We want our employees to feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best. This is reflected in our Principles of Responsibility, human rights, and Diversity & Inclusion policies. We ensure our employees are paid a living wage, and enforce these standards in our supply chain as well.

  • Through the Responsible Business Alliance Code of Conduct, we require suppliers to provide employees a living wage and comply with our ethics and human rights policies.
  • We enforce our Pay Equity framework in all countries, covering 99% of the total workforce.
  • We’ve initiated a global process to analyze wages and employment practices against local living standards, as determined by an external consultant (BSR). At the end of 2019, it covered 63 countries or 99% of our footprint.

By 2020

By 2030

95%
of employees covered

under the Pay Equity framework

400,000
underprivileged people

trained in energy management

80M
people

will have access to energy thanks to our offers

1M
underprivileged people

will be trained in energy management

Promote peaceful and inclusive societies for sustainable development; provide access to justice for all; and build effective, accountable, and inclusive institutions at all levels

Our Diversity & Inclusion strategy emphasizes gender diversity based on the strong conviction that building an inclusive, gender-balanced company is both the right thing to do and essential to diversity of thought. We know that diversity without inclusion doesn’t work, so we built a robust framework of principles to help guide us in making every single person in our company feel uniquely valued. Our industry-leading Global Family Leave policy, for example, supports employees with personal time during critical life events, empowering everyone to manage their work-life balance as they see fit. Also embedded into our ethical framework are the following values:

  • We respect the rights of workers to form and join unions.
  • We stand for equal rights and fair treatment of LGBTQ+ people everywhere.

By 2020

By 2030

95%
of employees covered

under the Pay Equity Framework

100%
of employees

work in countries that have fully deployed our Global Family Leave policy

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

We forged partnerships to address issues related to community development, equity, and education.

  • We’ll provide 4,650 women in Mali, Senegal, and Niger with renewable energy training for the EU’s “Women’s Entrepreneurship in Renewable Energy” project. 
  • The nomination of our CEO to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact further demonstrates Schneider's commitment to decent work and economic growth (SDG 10) and reduce inequalities, directly tying into Diversity & Inclusion.
  • Schneider became the first multi-national company to achieve 100% commitment to the UN Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) across its global leadership team. In addition to the Group’s Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, each of the country leaders has also personally signed the WEPs.
  • Schneider Electric has been engaged as a HeForShe IMPACT 10x10x10 Champion, a United Nations Women solidarity movement for gender equality that invites men and boys to build on the work of the women’s movement as equal partners, crafting and implementing a shared vision of gender equality that will benefit all.
  • Schneider Electric has partnered with Elles Bougent (an association of women engineers), C Génial Foundation (a foundation promoting STEM jobs), and MEDEF (union of employers) to promote technical roles in schools, with a focus on gender diversity. At the end of 2019, 100 Schneider Electric women in technical roles had exchanged with over 3,000 pupils at their school or on Schneider Electric sites. 
  • Throughout the world, Schneider Electric continues to focus on key relationships with a core selection of partner universities which offer specialization that aligns with the Group’s business needs – most commonly in engineering, energy management, technology and business.
  • Schneider Electric is committed to the UN Free and Equal Standards of Conduct for Business on Tackling Discrimination against LGBTQ+ people, standing for equal rights and fair treatment for LGBTQ+ people everywhere.       

The Schneider Electric Foundation joined the Solar Impulse Foundation to support 1,000 solutions that protect the environment, profitably.

By 2020

By 2030

400,000
underprivileged people

trained in energy management

15,000
volunteering days

thanks to our VolunteerIn global platform

100%
of workers received

15 hours of learning in the year, with 30% digital learning

1M
underprivileged people

will be trained in energy management