National representatives of Schneider Electric, great expert in energy management and automation, ratified the global Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs) set out by UN Women and the Global Compact. These 40 leaders oversee more than 90% of Schneider Electric employees. Among them, there is Patrick Gaonach, Zone President of Spain and Portugal, who represent the 4.000 employees of the company in the Iberian Peninsula.
Representatives of the company publicly committed to doing everything they can to make that men and women have equal opportunities and to enable the development of their possibilities. Moreover, leaders must involve employees in the development of business and promote the constant improvement of the gender equality in the whole organization.
“The signatories of the UN initiative are real example of commitment that our leaders have to gender equality and they show the efficiency of this value to mobilize employees”, reported Olivier Blum, Director of Human Resources and Executive Vice-president of Schneider Electric. “The measure reflects the will of our local leaders to align the company in a joint action to empower women, which is something crucial to achieve a long-term change. It also shows that we have not rested since Jean-Pascal Tricoire, our President and CEO, received one of the five CEO Leadership Awards granted by WEPs last year and we stay steadfast in the development vision”.
The 40 countries represented by the signs of Schneider Electric were: Germany, Argentine, Bolivia, Brazil, Cambodia, Canada, Chile, China, Colombia, Denmark, Ecuador, Finland, France, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Mexico, Mongolia, Norway, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Taiwan, Thailand, United Kingdom, United States, Uruguay, Venezuela and Vietnam.