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    In het tweede kwartaal is de Planet & Society Barometer nu 0,5 punt boven de jaarlijkse doelstelling

    • Nearly 30% drop in CO2 emissions from transportation since 2011 
    • Base of the Pyramid: More than 500,000 households connected to electricity and more than 20,000 people trained in energy management 
    • A new indicator that allows to measure the Group’s commitment to training 

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), 1 August 2013 – Schneider Electric announced today its extra-financial results for the second quarter 2013. Thanks to the Planet & Society Barometer, Schneider Electric measures its sustainable development commitments for the next three years through 14 quarterly-reported indicators. In the second quarter of 2013, the Barometer reached 6.09/10, slightly down for the quarter, but on good track to reach the target of 8/10 at the end of 2014.

    The extra-financial results by indicator were as follows:

    Planet & Society Barometer

    Start of 2012

    Q1 2013 results

    Q2 2013 Results

    2014 Targets

    Planet indicators






    10% CO2 savings on transportation





    Products & Solutions

    75% of our product revenue achieved with Green Premium






    10% energy consumption savings





    Profit indicators





    Green growth

    7 points growth revenue with EcoXpert partners above Group growth revenue


    3.9 pts

    -0.25 pts

    7 pts

    Access to energy

    1 million households at the Base of the Pyramid have access to energy 






    90% of our recommended suppliers embrace ISO 26000 guidelines






    3 major ethical stock market indices choose Schneider Electric





    Best Practice

    300 sites recognised as “Great place to work – cool site”





    People indicators






    30% reduction in the Medical Incident Rate (MIR)






    70% result in our Employee Engagement Index






    30% women in our talent pool (~ 2,500 people)






    1 day of training for each employee every year





    Access to energy

    30,000 people at the BoP trained in energy management






    300 missions achieved with the “Schneider Electric Teachers” NGO





    Overall combined score (out of 10)

    1 Except for the annual results, there is a time lag of one quarter in the reporting of this indicator: in Qn, the result posted is Qn-1.

    ² From 2013, the Employee Engagement Index will be reported twice-yearly (Q2 and Q4).

    3 2013 target: 5.5.





    Michel Crochon, Executive Vice-President Strategy at Schneider Electric, comments: “Half-way through our 2012-2014 company programme with a score of 6.09/10, the Planet & Society Barometer is above our end of the year target of 5.5. Our stabilised performance in the 2nd quarter is due to the introduction of a new indicator concerning Training as well as a reduction in the Green Growth indicator and a moderate progression of the Suppliers indicator.
    The measurement of the Training Indicator is a very important step in managing our training policy and, in general, our commitment to our employees.
    The very good results of the other Barometer’s indicators have led us to be confident about reaching our 8/10 target in 2014.”

    During the second quarter of 2013, five indicators boosted our performance:

    - the strong 29% drop in CO2 emissions on transportation compared to 2011;
    - the access to energy programme: on the solutions and business model side, with 514,266 households connected since the beginning of 2012, with a goal of 1 million at the end of 2014; On the training side, to train of people at the Base of the Pyramid in energy management, with 21,864 people trained since early 2012;
    - a 7.4% increase in energy savings at the Group’s main sites compared to 2011;
    - the improvements on employees’ safety are confirmed by the rise of the safety indicator at 43%.

    Three indicators did not perform as well:

    - the “1 day of training” per year and per employee at 19% (see below);
    - the performance of the EcoXperts indicator (0.25 point growth below the Group’s growth);
    - Suppliers indicator measuring the percentage of our recommended suppliers embracing ISO 26000 guidelines at 12.4%.

    > For more information, refer to “Detailed Results per indicator category” on page 3.

    Focus on employee training
    A new indicator is reported this quarter, measuring the percentage of employees having received one day of training. At the end of June 2013, 19% of employees received at least one day of training from the start of the year, in France, North America and China. The indicator reporting will be extended to India before the end of the year and will be global by 2014. The indicator being calculated on a year-to-date and not on a rolling basis, T4 2013 will therefore indicate the percentage of people who received one day of training in 2013.

    Visible full-scale engagement

    A key award recognized the Group’s commitment to sustainable development:

    - Schneider Electric received the CSR Trophy (Vigéo/Capitalcom Trophy) on 10 July from the Annual General Meeting Grand Prize with Bernard Cazeneuve, the French Deputy Minister at the Ministry of the Economy and Finance, in charge of the budget, in attendance. The strong integration of sustainable development with the Group’s strategy has been recognized in particular as well as the emphasis on and performance of the Planet & Society Barometer.

    Three significant events illustrating the Group’s full-scale commitment are also of note:

    - On 1-7 July, the annual mobilization campaign to support underprivileged communities, called Luli, took place, led by the Schneider Electric Foundation. In its 13th year, Luli brought together all Group employees around a common theme: “Use your legs”. Fifty countries have joined this campaign with one goal: circumnavigating the globe virtually (40,000 km) through the efforts of each. Activities have been organized to calculate the kilometres travelled by walking, running or climbing stairs… In all, 188,000 kilometres have been travelled to support local charities.

    - On 25-28 June, Schneider Electric has welcomed 50 students to the Hive, headquarter of Schneider Electric in Rueil-Malmaison (France), who are finalists in its innovative contest Go Green in the City. Schneider Electric has run the contest in ten new countries this year, bringing the total number of participating countries to nineteen in 2013: Brazil, Canada, China, France, Germany, India, Mexico, Poland, Russia, Turkey, the United States and 8 Southeast Asian countries (Korea, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam). In pairs, with at least one woman on each team, the students have proposed their ideas and prototypes for smart energy management solutions for the city. The Philippines, Singapore and Turkey won the third year of the competition.

    - Schneider Electric was selected by the European Business Awards as "National Champion" for France in the Environmental & Corporate Responsibility category; first stage of the competition for the year 2013-2014. Since 2007, the European Business Awards recognize companies in Europe that combine success, innovation and ethics in business.

    Detailed results by indicator category

    Planet, measuring Schneider Electric’s environmental performance

    The Planet indicators point to an excellent overall performance, particularly the Carbon and Energy indicators.

    > Since 2011, transportation-related CO2 emissions decreased by 29%, much better than the three-year objective of 10%. These results are due to an excellent performance in 2012 (14.8% reduction) and the continuous decline in emissions since the start of the year, especially for road transport.

    > The Products and Solutions indicator is up this quarter and caught up with its slight delay with 67.3% of sales made from Green Premium™ products. The result includes the list of substances of very high concern according to REACH, published in December 2012. The new list, published in June 2013, is undergoing examination and internally and with suppliers. In April, the Group’s eco-design policy was signed, for which Green Premium constitutes an important building block: by providing an environmental footprint for Schneider Electric products, Green Premium allows to identify improvements to be implemented when offers are being renewed.

    > The Energy indicator reached 7.4% energy savings in the second quarter of 2013 compared to 2011 for a 10% goal by 2014. The Energy Efficiency progress is based on the use of Group solutions at its sites: StruxureWare™ Energy Operations and StruxureWare™ Resource Advisor. Energy savings are corrected for changes in production and climate.

    Profit, measuring Schneider Electric’s ability to ensure steady, responsible economic growth while offering products and services that have minimal impact on the environment

    This category of indicators points to a mitigated overall performance with very good results for the Access to Energy indicators and a negative result for the EcoXperts.

    > The growth of sales through the EcoXperts is 0.25 point below the Group’s growth in T2 2013. The indicator’s performance is impacted by the results of the countries in Southern Europe that have been affected by the economic crisis. This quarter, the indicator also includes the United States where the EcoXperts programme, launched 6 months ago, is in the start-up phase. Several countries have recently launched the programme and their results will be included in the indicator starting in 2014: the programme has begun to be deployed in Germany, the United Kingdom and Australia; it has just been launched in Denmark, Sweden and Brazil.

    > The Access to energy indicator points to a continuously improving performance with 514,266 households at the Base of the Pyramid connected to the grid thanks to Schneider Electric's BipBop solutions. Half-way through the 2012-2014 company programme, this indicator is on its way to reaching its target of a million homes connected. This quarter, the Schneider Electric Country Presidents in Africa have reaffirmed their commitment to BipBop and new business developers will join the BipBop team to increase the efforts on the continent.

    > The Suppliers indicator, which was instigated in the last quarter of 2012, has risen to 12.4% of "recommended" suppliers who have embraced an improvement approach in line with ISO 26000. The following training has been implemented for the Schneider Electric Purchasing teams: one on ISO 26000 aimed at all buyers, and another more advanced one on how to encourage recommended suppliers to progress in line with ISO 26000, during business reviews. This quarter, training has continued to be deployed with more than 20 webinars performed for buyers. The e-learning module for the Group on sustainable purchases has been finalised and put online.

    > Schneider Electric is listed on three ethical stock market indices targeted by the Barometer. The next DJSI (Dow Jones Sustainability Index) results will be posted in September 2013. The ASPI Eurozone index having been phased out in June 2013, the scope of this indicator will be reviewed in the third quarter.

    > The "Great place to work – Cool site" indicator counts the number of Schneider Electric sites recognised internally as places which are good to work at. In the second quarter of 2013, 116 sites have been identified as "Cool sites" in 33 countries covering nearly 50,000 employees. The programme consists of instigating a number of social and environmental good practices, including: services to make life easier for employees, animation and events, notably aimed at local communities, and Schneider Electric's energy management solutions. As part of this programme, excellent local initiatives have been identified throughout the world and can be followed online using the Group social network, “Spice.”

    People, measuring Schneider Electric’s main commitments to its employees’ well-being and to local communities in countries where the Group operates

    The People indicators point to a good overall performance, particularly thanks to the Safety and Access to Energy indicators.

    > The Medical Incident Rate has been reduced by 43% compared to the end of 2011. The safety priorities remain the implementation of OHSAS 18001, the on-site annual safety assessments that allow risks to be identified and corrected and the development of Safety & Environment standardized tools for within the Group (directives, processes, training and communication tools).

    > The Employee Engagement Index is up 2 points at 57% (the sector average is 53%). From 2013, the employee satisfaction survey, called "OneVoice,” is conducted twice-yearly and reported in the second and fourth quarters. It continues to cover all Group employees.

    > The Diversity indicator has remained at a good level compared to its goal despite a slight decline: 26% women in our talent pool this quarter compared to 27% in T1. The 2013 people reviews campaign, allowing to identify new talents in particular, will post its final results in the third quarter and will provide a more complete analysis to interpret the results.

    > The indicator on the percentage of employees having received one day of training is measured for the first time in France, North America and China. At the end of June 2013, 19% of employees in these regions received at least one day of training from the start of the year. The indicator reporting will be extended to India before the end of the year and will be global by 2014. All e-learning training proposed by the Group is provided in open access through the new “My Learning Link” tool. Targeted communications have been performed for managers. Others, towards all employees, have been planned starting in September to promote this goal within the Group.

    > The Access to energy training programme indicator again improved strongly during the second quarter of 2013, with a total of 21,864 people at the Base of the Pyramid trained in energy management. Half-way through the company programme, 2/3 of the goal of 30,000 people trained have already been met. This quarter, the performance is mainly due to the excellent results from India (4,714), Brazil (1,461) and Colombia (1,146).

    > The Communities indicator has posted 95 missions achieved with the “Schneider Electric Teachers” NGO. These results are in line with the goal of 300 missions by the end of 2014, the majority of the missions for China and India in 2013 are planned in the second half of the year.


    The 2013 second quarter extra-financial results presentation is available on our website

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