Schneider Electric up for top diversity award

 October 25, 2016

There’s nothing like an award nomination to show you’re heading in the right direction, and Schneider Electric is hoping its nomination for best D&I Strategy results in a first prize win at the In-House Recruitment Awards on 24 November.

The UK and Ireland team at Schneider Electric is in some pretty illustrious company as 30 companies applied for the award, with the handful of finalists including companies like SAP, EY and EDF.

Diversity is part of Schneider Electric's identity

Diversity is an integral part of the history, culture, and identity at Schneider Electric, and the company seeks to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as real value for the company. By transforming corporate behaviour, Schneider Electric puts gender equality on top of its agenda and makes diversity one of its key business and people strategy components.

Demonstrated commitment to advancing women

This isn’t the first time Schneider Electric has been recognised for its empowerment of female employees. Global CEO and Chairman Jean-Pascal Tricoire was one of only five CEOs to be recognised at the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEP)’s CEO Leadership Awards that recognised his demonstrated commitment to and implementation of policies that advance and empower women in the workplace, marketplace and community.

Some of the other diversity programmes, initiatives and events that Schneider Electric has thrown its weight behind include numerous STEM programmes, National Women in Engineering Day, Ada Lovelace Day, a female-friendly graduate programme, un-conscious bias training, a commitment to women in leadership, the Women’s Empowerment Principles and the UN’s HeForShe campaign. It’s certainly an impressive strategy.

Join us in wishing best of luck to the Schneider Electric team for 24 November and keep an eye on social media for more news!

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