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Schneider Electric offers a brilliant Global Family Leave policy

As it continues to strengthen its commitment to diversity and inclusion, Schneider Electric has a brilliant Global Family Leave policy across all its countries of operation.

With the ambition to provide equal opportunities to everyone, everywhere, and to ensure that all its employees feel uniquely valued, Schneider Electric believes the introduction of this policy is a necessary addition.

“There is absolutely no question that our success as a company stems from our ability to harness the diversity of ideas, thoughts, and experiences of our 144,000+ global workforce for greater engagement, performance, and innovation. We want to empower each of our employees to manage their unique work and life,” said the CEO of Schneider Electric, Jean-Pascal Tricoire.  

Schneider Electric values its employees

This policy - which was developed on the basis that what defines family, life, and work for its people - is changing every day will provide employees the opportunity to be present for life’s significant moments, especially when it matters the most.

Francesca Stone, Diversity & Inclusion Lead and Senior Talent Acquisition Specialist commented on the support and opportunities Schneider Electric provides via the initiative - and as a working mother mum herself, was proud to also be in a job and a team that she loved.

"The flexibility offered enables me to have a thriving career but also helps me to manage my work/family life commitments . Schneider Electric are always looking to embrace how they help and support working parents," she exclaimed.

Providing support when it's most needed

The policy sets global minimum standards while preserving country flexibility based on statutory and market needs for the following four areas:

Primary Parental Leave - 12 weeks of paid leave for the primary parent (both natural birth and adoption)

Secondary Parental Leave - 2 weeks of paid leave for the secondary parent (both natural birth and adoption)

Care Leave - 1 week of fully paid leave for care of your immediate family that either needs elder care or care for serious health condition

Bereavement - 1 week of paid bereavement leave owing to a death in the family

Leading the way for change

The energy firm is the first in its industry to make a global family leave policy commitment to all its employees. A policy such as this requires tremendous leadership support, and CEO Jean-Pascal has been delighted to see Universal commitment from all its leaders.

Schneider Electric hopes that this maverick move will encourage other companies to follow by example.

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