Jan 18: Efforts that have been successfully implemented on gender equality and inclusion across the group have brought to Schneider Electric, the global major in digital transformation of energy management and automation, recognition.
The global player has been chosen for the 2019 Catalyst Award, thereby underlining the company’s bold and forward-thinking initiatives that help create safe and inclusive workplaces where women can advance, said a news report.
The Catalyst Award has also applauded Schneider Electric’s innovative approaches and implementation of measures that accelerate progress for women through workplace inclusion. According to the report, Schneider Electric is among four organisations being awarded this year. The others are Bank of America, Deutsche Post DHL Group and Elli Lilly. Catalyst has also lauded Schneider Electric India’s holistic approach to gender inclusion attracting and retaining women in Schneider Electric India.
Catalyst had in fact engaged Schneider Electric India leaders and employees in an extensive evaluation which includes documentation reviews, phone interviews and onsite visits. In Delhi and Bangalore Schneider Electric Offices, Catalyst was impressed by the results inclusion has brought to the organisation. The holistic approach that Schneider Electric India’s undertook included robust recruiting and retention programmes by factoring in targeted campus hiring and outside sector recruitment, intentional recruiting and retention of people across the various dimensions of diversity, including disability and LGBTI.
Also, it had rolled out efforts to re-engage women following a career break through programmes such as Her Second Innings, which eases women professional’s transition back into the workforce. Men’s engagement and inclusion in all aspects of the initiative to encourage and support their participation as allies and champions were also undertaken.