HeForShe IMPACT Champion

Jean Pascal Tricoire

CEO
Schneider Electric

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IMPACT Commitments

Increase the representation of women across the pipeline—to 40% at entry, and 30% in top positions.

In 2019, women make up 20.5% of managerial positions - all managers with at least one direct report and 22% of top 1000 leadership positions - Executive Committee, Senior Vice President and Vice President roles.

Schneider Electric commits to increasing representation of women at intake to 40%, and in top positions to 30% by 2020. 

To achieve this  bold ambition, Schneider focuses on gender inclusion at all levels of the company. This is done through a series of initiatives: providing intensive training on hidden bias to everyone, including specific coaching for senior management teams; supporting women talents' professional development through Schneider Women Leaders' Program; empowering everyone to manage their unique life and work with 100% of employees working in countries that have implemented our industry-leading Global Family Leave Policy by 2020; and integrating gender inclusion performance in all employees and leaders' short-term incentive plans for 2019.

Reach 95% of our global workforce with a worldwide pay equity process by the end of 2020.

Equal pay for equal work is a core component of Schneider Electric’s compensation philosophy. Since 2014, Schneider Electric has developed and implemented a common global methodology to identify gender pay gaps within comparable groups of employees and lead a country-driven approach to address these gaps with appropriate corrective actions. This is our Pay Equity Framework. Our initial commitment as a HeForShe Corporate IMPACT Champion was to reach 85% of our global workforce with this pay equity process by end 2017. We are proud to have achieved this commitment in 2017, but we recognize that there is more to be done. This is why, our renewed ambition is to extend our Pay Equity Framework to 95% of our global workforce by the end of 2020. As of end 2018, the Pay Equity Framework had been implemented in all countries, covering 92% of Schneider’s total workforce.  

Establish dedicated executive-level groups to drive towards gender parity across Schneider.

To lead Schneider’s Diversity & Inclusion transformation, Schneider Electric has established a Diversity & Inclusion Board, sponsored by 2 Executive Committee members and composed of twelve top leaders from all markets. The board acts as a sounding board for the global diversity and inclusion strategy as well as internal and external diversity and inclusion champions. In addition, Schneider Electric’s Country Presidents are systematically sensitized and invited to commit to the Women Empowerment Principles and use them as guidelines to lead gender equality and inclusion in their respective markets. As of end 2018, over 80 Country Presidents had personally signed the WEPs.

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