Schneider Electric ranks highly its gender equality achievements

Schneider Electric ranks highly its gender equality achievements

 May 23, 2022

Schneider Electric, a leader in digital transformation of energy management and automation, is named among the world’s 20 most gender-equal companies by Equileap, an independent provider of data and insights on gender equality.

Schneider Electric recognizes the importance of gender equality, and the company is committed to providing equal opportunities for everyone, everywhere. It ranks 20th globally, and third in France, among the 100 leading companies included in Equileap’s milestone report.

Employer promoting gender equality

The fifth annual Gender Equality Global Report and Ranking by Equileap provides a status update on gender equality in business globally. It ranks the top 100 highest-scoring companies and provides key insights on a range of issues by country and sector. This includes topics such as equal pay and female representation, as well as paid parental leave and anti-sexual harassment policies.

Drawing on 19 in-depth criteria, the research examined the gender equality performance of 3,895 companies across 23 countries, representing 102 million employees globally.

The recognition accorded to Schneider Electric by Equileap is a testament to the progress it has achieved in promoting gender equality. The company is also continuing to adopt new measures to build on these accomplishments.

Forging an inclusive workplace

Schneider Electric is a founding member of the Global Parity Alliance – a cross-industry group of global organizations that are committed to accelerating action on diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). The alliance, brought together by the World Economic Forum (WEF) in partnership with McKinsey & Company, was developed with insights from over 25 Chief Human Resource Officers and Heads of DEI from around the world, as well as WEF and McKinsey experts.

The organization will draw on existing data, practitioner expertise, and action frameworks to support people and business leaders to take ownership of DEI issues and deliver positive change.

Boosting female representation at every level

Schneider Electric's purpose is to empower all to make the most of energy and resources, bridging progress and sustainability for all. It wants to create an inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as real value for the company.

Schneider Electric is committed to fostering DEI among its 128,000-strong global workforce. Following the appointment of Gwenaelle Avice-Huet as Chief Strategy and Sustainability Officer, 41 per cent of the company’s Executive Committee are female.

The company's wider 2025 sustainability goals include targets to boost female representation at every level of the company, from new hires to senior leaders.


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