Schneider Electric SE
|Schneider Electric SE|
|Founded||1836, incorporated 1981|
|Chairman & CEO||Jean-Pascal Tricoire|
|Products||Programmable logic controllers, sensors, variable frequency drives, uninterruptible power supplies, circuit breakers, switchgear, switchboards, motor controllers.|
About Schneider Electric SE
Schneider Electric SE is a European multinational corporation that specializes in electricity distribution, automation management and produces installation components for energy management. It is headquartered in Rueil-Malmaison, France, but also has a base in the World Trade Center of Grenoble.
Engagement in Cultural Diplomacy
Schneider Electric’s engagement in Cultural Diplomacy is significant, since they have an extensive employment policy. Additionally, they offer offer internship opportunities and international working experience (Marco Polo Programme) to students and to its youngest employees, respectively.Moreover, they are active in the humanitarian aid and human and civil rights field.
On the website Schneider Electric SE makes certain commitments to its employees in the form of several goals they want to achieve by the end of 2014. In the area of health and safety they want a 30% reduction of the Medical Incident Rate. In the area of engagement they want a score of 63% in the Employee Engagement Index. Moreover, in the area of training, they want an 1 day training for each employee every year. They also commit in the area of diversity: they want a percentage of 30% women in the talent pool.
International Internship Programs
Schneider Electric SE gives young academics the opportunity to do an internship within the company. Internships, according to their website, constitute ’’(…) a critical first rung on the career ladder. With assignments in a wide array of fields, we can offer you an exciting internship perfectly suited to your training. You’ll benefit from the support and guidance of a mentor.’’
Grants and Scholarships
Schneider Electric SE offers employees the opportunity to gain international experience through the Marco Polo Programme. This program is open to employees who have been working at Schneider Electric for at least one year and have no more than five years of professional experience. The employee is allowed to work in a Schneider Electric SE branch abroad for six months and up to two years. Following this period, the employee returns and he or she gets a higher level of responsibility.
Activities in the Field of Humanitarian Aid
Schneider Electric has its own foundation, the Schneider Electric Foundation. On the website, the aim of the foundation is described as:“The Schneider Electric Foundation’s aim is to contribute to the development of people and societies through education, awareness-raising and vocational training related to energy. It acts anywhere in the world where the company is present, through its three programmes”.
Promoting Human and Civil Rights
In the Schneider Electric's 2013 principles of Responsibility, the company states its respect towards the internationally protected human rights. Subsequently, they discuss this subject toward employees, business partners, shareholders and planet and society.