Schneider Electric 'Embraces Different' and showcases its diverse workforce as they celebrate UK Black History and also LGBT+ Awareness Month


Schneider Electric raises even greater awareness of diversity

 October 26, 2020

“Embrace Different” is one of Schneider Electric's core values.

The company aims to provide equal opportunities to everyone, everywhere, and to ensure all employees feel uniquely valued and safe to contribute their best. Now, more than ever, Schneider Electric understands it is important to embrace differences and build a strong community by fostering inclusion where everyone feels free to be their unique self.

"Inequality does not stop in the face of a pandemic. As we move back to “business as unusual” knowing that minorities are even more impacted during challenging times, there is more work to be done to make inclusion a reality for our diversities," states the company.

Recognising LGBT+ Awareness Month and Black History Month

Throughout the month of October, Schneider Electric marked both LGBT+ Awareness Month globally, and also in the United Kingdom Black History month.

Schneider Electric recognised and celebrated its LGBT+ and Black communities in all their individual diversity and uniqueness, as the company aimed to forge more awareness, develop allyship, and advocate for the community.

Award-winning diversity and inclusion efforts

Schneider Electric is already making great strides in becoming a best in class employer for diversity and inclusion

And it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Schneider has earned a spot on Forbes’ Best Employers for Diversity and the World’s Most Admired Companies by Fortune.

Ultimately, the company wants everyone to be their authentic selves, and remember, “I am Me, I am Unique, I am Schneider”.

Spotlighting #SEGreatPeople

Schneider Electric shares the story of Emma Gallagher, Employer Branding & Graduate Recruitment Lead UK&I and one of its #SEGreatPeople.

"During my time at Schneider, I have been encouraged to step out of my comfort zone, try new things, and learn new skills. I’ve developed a wealth of knowledge, not only from colleagues in the UK & Ireland but globally too. The support I have been given by the business to embrace my passions has led to further opportunities for me to grow and progress in my career. I now lead Employer Branding for UK & Ireland as well as recruiting our future Early Talents and am proudly part of the team leading the drive on Diversity & Inclusion," explains Emma."

"It’s important for me to be part of a company and team where I feel truly comfortable to be my unique self, and where my voice is valued to make a positive change. The Schneider culture leaves you feeling empowered and engaged to challenge yourself, challenge the norm, and succeed."


Be part of an inclusive team at Schneider Electric

Diversity is Schneider Electric's heritage and its future.

Keen to work for a company with a strong diversity focus, then search for a rewarding job with Schneider Electric.

   

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