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    24/04/2014

    Planet & Society Barometer op 8.04/10 in het eerste kwartaal van 2014, boven de doelstelling van 8/10 op het eind van het jaar

    • Three indicators reaching their three-year targets 
    • Substantial progress of the Suppliers indicator 
    • Schneider Electric once again recognized in the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations ranking and in the Ethisphere World’s Most Ethical Companies at the Global Ethics Summit in New York City 

    Rueil-Malmaison (France), April 24, 2014 – Schneider Electric announces today its non-financial results for the first quarter of 2014. Thanks to the Planet & Society Barometer, Schneider Electric measures its sustainable development ambitious commitments for the next three years through 14 quarterly-reported indicators. Reaching 8.04/10 at end of March 2014, the Barometer continues to progress and reaches its year-end target in the first quarter of 2014.

    The non-financial results by indicator were as follows:

    Planet & Society Barometer

    Start
    2012

    Results

    FY2013

    Results

    Q1 2014

    Targets

    2014

    Planet Indicators

     

     

     

     

    Carbon

    10% CO2 savings on transportation1

    -

    16.7%

    16.7%

    10%

    Products & Solutions

    75% of our product revenue achieved with Green Premium

    63%

    68.7%

    70.8%

    75%

    Energy

    10% energy consumption savings

    -

    8%

    9.2%

    10%

    Profit Indicators

     

     

     

     

    Green growth

    7 points growth revenue with EcoXpert partners above Group growth revenue2

    -

    1.28 pt

    1.28 pt

    7 pts

    Access to energy

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

    0

    695,685

    809,946

    1,000,000

    Suppliers

    90% of our recommended suppliers embrace ISO 26000 guidelines

    0

    18.8%

    34.1%

    90%

    Rating

    3 major ethical stock market indices choose Schneider Electric

    3

    3

    3

    3

    Best Practice

    300 sites recognized as “Cool Sites”

    0

    224

    239

    300

    People Indicators

     

     

     

     

    Safety

    30% reduction in the Medical Incident Rate (MIR)

    -

    47%

    57%

    30%

    Engagement

    63% result in our Employee Engagement Index2 3

    -

    60%

    60%

    63%

    Diversity

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

    23%

    28%

    28%

    30%

    Training

    1 day of training for each employee every year2

    -

    67%

    67%

    100%

    Access to energy

    30,000 people at the BoP trained in energy management

    0

    32,602

    36,849

    30,000

    Communities

    300 missions achieved with the “Schneider Electric Teachers” NGO

    0

    228

    263

    300

    Overall combined score (out of 10)

     

    With the exception of the annual results, there is a time lag of one quarter in the reporting of this indicator: Q1 2014 will be reported in Q2.

    Bi-annual results, in Q2 and in Q4.

    3 Target reviewed in 2014.

    4 Target Q1 2014: 6.33.

     

    7.51

    8.044

    8

    Gilles Vermot Desroches, Sustainability Senior Vice-President of Schneider Electric, comments: “Schneider Electric’s non-financial performance is strengthened in the first quarter of 2014 after a year 2013 highlighted by our ranking in both indices of CDP and by our distinction as sector leader in the DJSI. The Planet & Society Barometer is performing well, to achieve the year-end objective this quarter.

    Since 2013, non-financial annual results are presented along with the financial results by Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO, and Emmanuel Babeau, Deputy CEO in charge of Finance and Legal Affairs. From this year, we are extending this integrated communication to quarterly and half-year results. 2014 will also be marked by the design of the new Planet & Society Barometer bringing our sustainable development commitments from 2015, with specific targets, within the forthcoming company program of Schneider Electric”.

    In the first quarter of 2014, 12 out of 14 indicators boosted the overall Barometer score. Among others:
    - the Energy indicator, with 9.2% energy savings thanks to Schneider Electric Energy Action program, is getting close to its three-year target;
    - the first Access to energy indicator provides very satisfactory results with more than 800,000 households benefiting from Schneider Electric’s access to energy products; it can be explained first by the growth of activity in sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia and India, and secondly by the successful launch of the new portable LED solar lamp;
    - the second Access to Energy indicator, already above its three-year target, continues to grow with over 36,000 people from the Base of the Pyramid trained in energy management;
    - the Best Practices indicator, with 239 Cool Sites, achieves a very good performance for a program launched in 2012;
    - the Communities indicator, with 263 missions conducted by the "Schneider Electric Teachers" NGO since 2012, demonstrates the voluntary commitment of employees and retirees of Schneider Electric towards educational and vocational training programs.

    In early 2014, the EcoXperts program underwent a major revision in order to focus on the activities of the EcoBusiness Division. However, for the sake of continuity, the indicator will continue to be monitored, now on a bi-annual basis.

    After a progressive implementation of the evaluation program for recommended suppliers in 2012 and 2013, the Suppliers indicator shows a remarkable growth this quarter. At the end of 2013, about 19% of recommended suppliers were in line with ISO 26000. For the first quarter of 2014, they are over 34%. The 90% target remains extremely ambitious, and efforts will probably continue beyond 2014 to achieve it.

    A dynamic and recognized commitment
    • For the fourth time in a row, Schneider Electric has been rewarded the title of one of the world's most ethical companies by Ethisphere, an independent center of research that promotes best practices in corporate ethics and compliance. Ethisphere rewarded particularly the successful deployment of our Responsibility & Ethics Dynamics (R&ED) program, which was launched in 2010 and relies on Our Principles of Responsibility, Schneider Electric’s code of conduct.
    • Schneider Electric organized on April 7th a roundtable on “NGO/Business Co-creation - Social Entrepreneurship” at Medef’s (French Business Confederation) headquarters in Paris (France), attended by Geoffroy Roux de Bézieux, Vice-president delegate of the Medef, Tony Meloto, Chairman and Founder of Gawad Kalinga, and Gilles Vermot Desroches, Sustainability Senior Vice President, Schneider Electric. This major co-creation event is part of the ongoing partnership between Schneider Electric and Gawad Kalinga in the Philippines to develop access to electricity and associated services, signed in August 2013 by Jean-Pascal Tricoire, Chairman & CEO of Schneider Electric, and Tony Meloto at the Medef Summer Camp.

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    The non-financial results for the first quarter of 2014 are available on our site
    www.schneider-electric.com/sri 

    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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