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Diversity & Inclusion Policy

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.
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Diversity & Inclusion White Paper

At Schneider Electric, we aim to build an inclusive company in a diverse world.

Building Inclusion

  • 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.
  • Employee Stephanie is proud of our family leave policy

    Employees Share Their Experiences

    “I’m grateful for the new family leave policy that helps keep our Schneider Electric motto “Life is On” true for new parents. I hope we inspire other companies to make diversity and inclusion an integral part of their business.”
  • Employee Sue Ellen is proud of our family leave policy

    How Schneider Electric’s Family Leave Policy Supported My Non-Traditional Family

    “Our family story was far from traditional but that didn’t make it any less special or in need of the same benefits as traditional parents.”

"Our policies are designed to support our employees to manage effectively their work-life and family needs at different stages in life. These policies support our diverse workforce and allow our employees to contribute their best and make a difference. The well-being of our staff is our highest priority and we’re proud to champion this issue as part of our goal to be best-in-class in every area of our organization."

- Annette Clayton, President and CEO, North America Operations, Schneider Electric

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 89% of our global workforce. Our renewed ambition is to extend it to 95% of our workforce by the end of 2020.

Empowering women

Celebrating talented women at Schneider

Women at Schneider Electric share their thoughts on women leadership in the workplace. We're committed to gender equality, diversity, and inclusion for all.

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.
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Girl Power is Abundant at Schneider Electric

“I’m extremely proud to work for a company that is committed to creating a talented and diverse workforce. Schneider Electric is a great place to grow in your career.”
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Observations About our Gender Equality Journey

We believe in equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere. We are committed to increasing the representation of women across the company.

Celebrating Diversity

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    Expanding Our Diversity and Inclusion Efforts and Celebrating Black History

    With a new, expanded diversity and inclusion strategy we are already making great strides in becoming a best in class employer for diversity and inclusion.
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    HITEC 2020 Top 100

    We are proud to share that three of our #SEGreatPeople, Ivonne Valdes, Sales VP, Cloud & Service Provider Segment Claudia Massey, Global Business Operations VP for the C&SP Segment, and Jose Gomez, Global Business Manager have been named to the Hispanic Information Technology Executive Council (HITEC) 2020 Top 100 list

    HITEC 100 recognizes outstanding executives who excel in the business of technology and inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM.

    Congratulations to Ivonne, Claudia and Jose!

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    Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month: Ana’s Journey in the US

    "Working at Schneider in the US has made me feel proud of my heritage and the unique perspectives I can bring to the table, not only because of where I come from, but because of who I am," says Ana Marfil, one of our #SEGreatPeople.

Promoting LGBT+ inclusion

  • Tackling Discrimination Against LGBT+ People

    As 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.
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    How Schneider Electric Empowered me to be my Authentic Self Professionally and Personally

    “The company culture at Schneider Electric was much more open and inviting to those who were different. For the first time in my life I felt like I was in a safe place where I could truly be my authentic self,” says Michael.
  • SE employees celebrate Pride

    Celebrating Pride: A Call for Allyship at Work

    At Schneider Electric we’re embracing different and empowering employees to become stronger allies to the LGBT+ community through authentic and open dialogue. How can you be a better ally? Jesse shares advice in his blog.
  • SE employees celebrate Pride

    Let Your Colors Show

    “Having Schneider Electric make such a commitment to diversity and inclusion has really made me feel valued as an employee who is a part of the LGBTI community. One of the many reasons I love working here is that I feel completely comfortable to be myself at work.”
  • SE employees celebrate Pride

    Schneider Electric SchOUT Celebrates OC Pride

    SchOUT is our employee network that promotes the diversity and inclusion of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer employees and their allies in Schneider Electric. Read about how they celebrated OC Pride on the blog!

Initiatives and Awards

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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.
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Forbes America's Best Employers For Women 2019

We are proud to be recognized for our support in areas including pay equity, opportunities for advancement, and family leave.
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US’s Great Place to Work, 2018

Employees have anonymously assessed Schneider Electric US as a great place to work regarding workplace atmosphere, rewards, professional challenges, communication, and relationship with their managers.
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2018 World's Most Ethical Companies

2018 World's Most Ethical Companies by Ethisphere Institute, for the sixth time in a row, in recognition of our commitment translated into real actions beyond making statements.
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Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index

Schneider Electric is proud to join major American businesses participating in the Human Rights Campaign's Corporate Equality Index for LGBTQ-inclusive workplace policies and practices.
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US’ Best Company for Women, 2018

Women have anonymously rated Schneider Electric US on a variety of workplace culture questions, positioning the company among Comparably’s top 50 best large companies for women.

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Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

For the second 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.
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Ranked 15 by Equileap

We are proud to be ranked 15th globally, 1st in the industrial sector, by Equileap, a social venture aiming to accelerate progress towards gender equality in the workplace.
Military Friendly Award

Military Friendly® Employer 2020

Schneider is enriched by the experience, perspective, and capabilities of our employee veterans. Our culture and commitment to hiring military veterans are a few of the reasons we earned Military Friendly® Employer status.
  • Employee Resource Groups

Groups of people with similar backgrounds, experiences or characteristics who share a common interest in professional development, improving corporate culture, and business results. These groups provide strategic support in areas including: business objectives, career development, inclusive culture, and community outreach.

WiSE - Women in Schneider Electric

Mission: Facilitate the development and retention of women through Outreaching, Mentoring, Empowering and Networking.

EPN – Emerging Professional Network

Mission: Facilitate recruitment, onboarding and development of younger professionals by providing social, professional, and community outreach opportunities

VETS – Veterans

Mission: Create a corporate culture that embraces and empowers veterans and in turn is enriched by their experience, perspective, and capabilities

Black Professionals

Mission: Facilitate the recruitment, development and retention of Black employees. Utilize our resource group members to grow our business opportunities by interacting with our customers and community leaders.

Schneider LGBT+ and Allies

Mission: Further the professional advancement of LGBT+ employees and their allies, while fostering an inclusive work environment for all employees

Diversity & Inclusion Champions

Mission: Build a network that celebrates acceptance, equality and inclusion of all people. We believe our diverse views bring a greater representation of the world and a better representation of our customers to Schneider Electric.

Hispanic Professionals

Mission: Create a corporate culture that embraces and understands Hispanic customers, communities and employees to enrich our mutual experience, perspective, and business outcomes.
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