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    Persbericht

    20/02/2014

    Uitstekende prestaties duurzame ontwikkeling van Schneider Electric in 2013

    • Planet & Society Barometer score reaches 7.51/10, close to the three-year objective of 8/10
    • Four indicators above their final objectives
    • Significant progress made on the « Training » indicator  introduced in the second quarter of 2013

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), February 20, 2014 – Schneider Electric announces today its non-financial results for 2013. Thanks to the Planet & Society Barometer, Schneider Electric measures its sustainable development ambitious commitments for the next three years through 14 quartely-reported indicators. Reaching 7.51/10, the Barometer has risen significantly in 2013.

    The non-financial results by indicator were as follows:

    Planet & Society Barometer

    Start
    2012

    Results

    2012

    Results

    2013

    Targets

    2014

    Planet Indicators

     

     

     

     

    Carbon

    10% CO2 savings on transportation

    -

    14.8%

    16.7%

    10%

    Products & Solutions

    75% of our product revenue achieved with Green Premium

    63%

    65.5%

    68.7%

    75%

    Energy

    10% energy consumption savings

    -

    6.1%

    8%

    10%

    Profit Indicators

     

     

     

     

    Green growth

    7 points growth revenue with EcoXpert partners above Group growth revenue

    -

    7.6 pts

    1.28 pt

    7 pts

    Access to energy

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

    0

    344,441

    695,685

    1,000,000

    Suppliers

    90% of our recommended suppliers embrace ISO 26000 guidelines

    0

    7.8%

    18.8%

    90%

    Rating

    3 major ethical stock market indices choose Schneider Electric

    3

    3

    3

    3

    Best Practice

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

    0

    -

    224

    300

    People Indicators

     

     

     

     

    Safety

    30% reduction in the Medical Incident Rate (MIR)

    -

    23%

    47%

    30%

    Engagement

    63% result in our Employee Engagement Index1

    -

    55%

    60%

    63%

    Diversity

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

    23%

    27%

    28%

    30%

    Training

    1 day of training for each employee every year

    -

    -

    67%

    100%

    Access to energy

    30,000 people at the BoP trained in energy management

    0

    10,517

    32,602

    30,000

    Communities

    300 missions achieved with the “Schneider Electric Teachers” NGO

    0

    66

    228

    300

    Overall combined score (out of 10)

    Target reviewed in 2014

    2 2013 Target: 5.5

     

    6.42

    7.512

    8

    Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric, comments: “In 2013, the Planet & Society Barometer demonstrated an excellent performance. Almost all the sustainability initiatives included into the Barometer have progressed faster than planned, positioning us well to reach the objectives of Connect at the end of 2014. These advances in numerous directions confirm our mobilization and our strategic commitment to sustainable development and corporate social responsibility, and strengthen our model of development on the long term. It is also a source of pride and motivation for all the actors and stakeholders of our company”.

    In 2013, 12 out of 14 indicators present very good results, in particular:

    • the Energy Indicator, with 8% energy savings achieved compared to 2011 thanks to the implementation of the Group’s solutions on its sites;
    • the two Access to Energy indicators, with about 700,000 households benefiting from Schneider Electric access to energy products and more than 30,000 people of the Base of the Pyramid trained in energy management;
    • the Rating indicator, thanks to the presence of Schneider Electric in the DJSI World, DJSI Europe and the CDP; the Group is the only big French company in both indices of the CDP, the CPLI and the CDLI; it is also sector leader in the DJSI;
    • the Training indicator, which presents 67% of employees having benefited from at least one day of training, up 34 points compared to the third quarter of 2013;
    • the Communities indicator, with 228 missions realized thanks to the "Schneider Electric Teachers" NGO, two and a half times more missions in 2013 than in 2012, the year of program launch.

    The indicator linked to the sales realized through EcoXperts shows a low performance. On this program, the results are contrasted from a country to the other one. A revision of the program is planned in 2014 to concentrate on the EcoBusiness activity. The EcoXperts will not present profiles of installers, but focus on systems integration consultants.

    The moderate result of the Suppliers indicator reflects the effort the purchasing teams of Schneider Electric must provide to mobilize suppliers to enter in a process of evaluating their non-financial performance. At the end of 2013, about 19% of recommended suppliers are in line with ISO 26000 and an additional 11% are being analyzed. The objective of 90% is extremely ambitious and the efforts will be doubtless pursued beyond 2014 on this program.

    A new objective was defined from January, 2014 for the Engagement indicator, at 63% for the Employee Engagement Index instead of 70% initially set at the end of 2014. With this new target of 63%, Schneider Electric has the ambition to exceed the average of its sector by 10 points. For this type of indicator that measures the engagement of employees, every point is a stake. For the record, Schneider Electric started the measurement of this indicator in 2012 with 55%.

    A dynamic and recognized commitment 

    • In the middle of year 2013, Schneider Electric and the Philippine NGO Gawad Kalinga joined to develop access to electricity to the rural communities in the Philippines. Combining the social expertise of the NGO and the technical and economic expertise of BipBop program, the partnership aims at accompanying the farmers in their irrigation projects, electrifying the isolated villages, promoting the production and the smart management of energy for the "enchanted farms" of the association, as well as training and accompanying the local entrepreneurs in the access to energy field.
    • Further to the passage of the mega-typhoon Haiyan in November 8th, 2013, Schneider Electric employees, supported by the Schneider Electric Foundation, under the aegis of Fondation de France, mobilized to help the populations of the Philippines. This campaign enabled to raise EUR570,000, among which EUR160,000 of donations from Schneider Electric employees. Among others, two programs of the Gawad Kalinga NGO are supported. An emergency program: the Schneider Electric Foundation has financed, at the level of EUR70,000, daily water and food rations for 20,000 families (100,000 people). A reconstruction aid: in the medium term, the efforts of the Group will concern projects contributing to restore or to set up access to energy and others contributing to build, reconstruct and rehabilitate vocational training centers in the energy management field.
    • Schneider Electric was distinguished, for the third consecutive year, by Corporate Knights in the “Global 100 most sustainable corporations in the world”. The ranking 2014 was revealed within the World Economic Forum of Davos (Switzerland) and Schneider Electric ranked 10th.

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    The annual results of 2013 are available on our site www.schneider-electric.com

    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 energy and infrastructure, industrial processes, building automation, and data centres/networks, as well as a broad presence in residential applications. Focused on making energy safe, reliable, efficient, productive and green, the company's 150,000 plus employees achieved sales of 24 billion euros in 2013, through an active commitment to help individuals and organizations “Make the most of their energy.”
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