Rueil-Malmaison (France), June 28, 2013 – Schneider Electric, the global specialist in energy management, welcomed the 50 student finalists in its innovative Go Green in the City competition to Paris for the third year running, from 25 to 28 June 2013. The Go Green in the City 2013 prize was awarded at the final, which was held at the Group's headquarters, to, Alyssa Tricia Eloise Vintola and Lorenz Ray Payonga from Ateneo de Manila University.
|| Gathered in Paris for three days, the competitors from Canada, China, India, Mexico, Russia, Turkey, France and South East Asia, presented case studies illustrating their ideas for viable energy management solutions for one of the five basic urban sectors (residential, university, business, water and hospitals). In France, students of HEC Paris and ESCP business school took part in this grand final.
This year, encouraged by the success of the previous two years, Schneider Electric opened up the competition to ten new countries, bringing the total number taking part in 2013 to nineteen. These new countries are Mexico, Canada, and eight countries in South East Asia (Indonesia, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand, Singapore, Vietnam, Korea and Taiwan).
"With Go Green in the City, Schneider Electric is proud to have enabled promising students to familiarize themselves with their future working lives, using real cases and working closely with experienced employees who are aware of global energy challenges” said Karen Ferguson, Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources at Schneider Electric."With more than 50% female participants, we also wanted to stress the importance of promoting diversity in industrial jobs with the organization of this contest."
The Go Green in the City competition has received a total of over 1600 entries in three years, in other words 3000 students have taken part, from colleges and universities all over the world. Throughout all three competitions, Schneider Electric has seen strong and increasing interest from students from the new economies, confirming Schneider Electric's growing international appeal. In particular there has been a large number of entries from India. This increased interest in energy issues from students from the new economies is important for the Group, as these are countries where attracting talented individuals on a very competitive market is a real challenge for the Group, which wants to expand further on the emerging markets.
About Schneider Electric
As a global specialist in energy management with operations in more than 100 countries, Schneider Electric offers integrated solutions across multiple market segments, including leadership positions in Utilities & Infrastructure, Industries & Machines Manufacturers, Non-residential Building, Data Centres & Networks and in Residential. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the Group's 140,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2012, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations make the most of their energy.