In March, the world observed International Women’s Day by celebrating women’s achievements, taking action for equality, and raising awareness against bias. The campaign theme was #BalanceforBetter, with the hopes of creating a more gender-balanced world. At Schneider Electric, diversity and inclusion are extremely important to us, and we strive to provide equal opportunities for all employees around the world. Continue reading to learn more about how we take action to create an inclusive and diverse culture.
In September, we celebrated the fourth anniversary of the UN Women HeForShe movement and made three bold commitments as a HeForShe Impact Champion to lead change and advocate for gender equality. So far, we have achieved two of the three commitments we had taken a the origin. We are now covering almost 90 percent of our employees with gender pay equity, and our renewed ambition is to extend it to 95 percent by 2020. We’ve also created the Diversity and Inclusion Board, which includes major executives helping us to progress into the direction of diversity and inclusion. We have also achieved our objective to have at least 40 percent of women in the new recruit inside our company, but there is still progress to be made in the representation of women top leadership roles.
Gender Pay Equity
Gender equality is at the top of our agenda as a key business and people strategy component. Equal pay for equal work is a core component of the compensation philosophy at Schneider Electric, with our overarching principles including fairness, consistency, and greater transparency across our Reward programs. A dedicated group was formed in 2014 by our CEO and our Country Presidents to address the topic of pay equity. This group worked to establish an approach that could be applied across our global operations, and the original findings helped us define a three-year vision to cover 85% of the total workforce under a worldwide pay equity review process.
At Schneider Electric, our basic foundational principles of fairness, equity, ethics, and transparency are embedded in our values and sponsored by our leaders. Their strong and active sponsorship has set the foundation for success and has played a crucial role in building positive momentum. The sponsorship of Country Presidents and HR has also been essential in raising awareness for each country to take action regarding investment required to address gaps. Diversity is an integral part of history, culture, and identity, and Schneider Electric is always working to create a more inclusive culture where all forms of diversity are seen as real value for the company.
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