At Schneider Electric, we want to provide equal opportunities to everyone everywhere and to ensure all employees feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best.
Diversity and Inclusion White Paper
At Schneider Electric, we aim to build an inclusive company in a diverse world.
Manage Your Unique Life and Work“We are proud to be the first in our industry to make such a global commitment.” Jean-Pascal Tricoire, CEO
Our Global Family Leave Policy includes key life stages for welcoming a new baby, taking care of sick or elderly family members, and mourning the loss of a family member. Recognizing that definition of family, life and work are changing every day, we have defined “leave” and “family” in an inclusive way.
Promoting gender equality
Being a champion for HeForShe means…CEO of Schneider Electric, Jean-Pascal Tricoire, shares his personal “click moment” and his role in promoting gender equity.
Schneider Electric’s three HeForShe Commitments
As a HeForShe IMPACT 10X10X10 Champion, we are proud to act as a change agent for gender equality and have made three bold, game-changing commitments.
HeForShe Emerging Solutions for Gender Equality
The HeForShe 10X10X10 Champions release the HeForShe Emerging Solutions for Gender Equality report, sharing close to 100 emerging solutions on how to achieve gender equality.
Pay Equity at Schneider Electric
As part of our HeForShe commitments, we have developed a Pay Equity Framework covering 99% of our global workforce.
100% Leadership Commitment to UN Women’s Empowerment Principles
Schneider Electric is the first multi-national company to achieve commitment by all of its country leaders to the Women’s Empowerment Principles.
Women's Empowerment at Schneider Electric India
Schneider Electric is one of four companies to receive the prestigious 2019 Catalyst Award. Learn more about SE India’s diversity and inclusion efforts and their positive impact.
Globally recognized for gender equality
Bloomberg Gender-Equality IndexFor the third year in a row, we have been included in Bloomberg’s Gender-Equality Index, scoring high on criteria involving top management commitment, gender inclusive policies, and community engagement.Learn more
Financial Times Leader in DiversityWe are honored to be recognized by the Financial Times in a first-of-its-kind ranking for diversity and inclusion in Europe, which awards 700 companies that have achieved a successful promotion of all types of diversity.Read more
Top ranked by UniversumWe are proud to be ranked in the Top 50 for the Universum’s Diversity & Inclusion Index, which recognizes the most diverse and inclusive employers of the world.Read more
Top ranked by EquileapWe are proud to be ranked 31st globally and 1st in the industrial sector by Equileap, a social venture aiming to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the workplace.Learn more (pdf, 6 Ko)
2019 Catalyst award winnerWe are honored to have received the Catalyst Award for our holistic inclusive approach to attract and retain women in Schneider Electric India.Read more
Promoting LGBT+ inclusion
Tackling Discrimination Against LGBT+ PeopleAs a global company, Schneider Electric is proud to stand up for equal rights and fair treatment for everyone, everywhere. By supporting the UN Free & Equal standards, we commit to fostering a culture of respect and equality for the LGBT+ community.
Initiatives and Awards
US Best Employers for Diversity Award, 2020
Forbes recognized Schneider Electric US through an independent survey of 60,000 employees working for employers with at least 1,000 people in their US operations.
US & France Best Place to Work Award, 2020
Schneider Electric US and France have been listed by Glassdoor, which recognizes employers that shine the brightest according to those who know a company best – the employees.
Hong Kong’s Family Friendly Employers Award, 2019
Schneider Electric Hong Kong has been awarded in recognition of our family-friendly employment practices and policies, fostering a pro-family culture and environment.
Brazil’s Best Company for Diversity and Inclusion, 2019
Schneider Electric Brazil was recognized as the Best Company for Diversity and Inclusion in the electronics sector by the magazine Exame.
US Best Workplaces for Diversity 2019 Award, 2019
Fortune magazine and Great Place to Work compiled the 2019 list of companies in the United States that are focused on a culture of equality for all employees.
Canada’s Women in Governance Parity Certification, 2019
Schneider Electric Canada has been recognized for the organization’s commitment to women empowerment at the workplace.
Brazil’s New Leaders Initiative Award, 2019
Schneider Electric's Women's Leadership Development and Alcoa Girl-Woman projects won an New Leaders Initiative award, which was organized by the CEBDS.
Brazil’s Women in Leadership Award, 2019
Schneider Electric Brazil’s best practices on gender equality were highlighted in the Women in Leadership study, carried out by Valor and O GLOBO, among others magazines.
Brazil’s WEP Award, 2019
Schneider Electric Brazil’s Win-Win Program received a WEP award from UN Women in Brazil and the UN Global Compact, which brings together mutual interests in contributing to women's empowerment in Brazil.
Hong Kong’s Diversity and Inclusion Award, 2019
Schneider Electric Hong Kong has received the “Diversity and Inclusion Award” by JobMarket for our well-rounded HR strategies and commitment to foster a diverse and inclusive work environment.
Korea’s “Presidential Commendation”, 2019
Schneider Electric Korea has been awarded the ”Presidential Commendation” in recognition of its efforts to advance gender equality and attract more women to the organization.
US' Best Employer for Diversity, 2019
Schneider Electric US has been listed as one of the Best Employers for Diversity by Forbes, based on an employees' survey and Forbes' research on companies' inclusive policies and practices.