Schneider Electric joins HeForShe Impact 10x10x10
By Anthony Capkun
June 19, 2015 – UN Women has selected Schneider Electric to join the HeForShe Impact 10x10x10 pilot group, which aims to involve 10 governments, 10 companies and 10 universities throughout the world in a solidarity movement in favour of gender equality.
“Identifying, developing and attracting female talents is a business imperative, and is high in our agenda for the coming years,” said Olivier Blum, Schneider’s chief HR officer. “We strongly believe we will make significant progress only if our male employees commit to becoming spokespersons of this transformation by advocating gender equality.”
HeForShe’s mission is to encourage men to support change in favour of diversity and women’s rights, explains Schneider, with the overall objective of mobilizing a billion men by September 2015 to help communities around the world to design sustainable change programs in favour of gender equality.
As a member of the HeForShe Impact 10x10x10, Schneider Electric’s commitments by the end of 2017 include:
• Increase the representation of women across the pipeline: 40% at entry of new managers and technicians (vs. 29% currently) and 35% increase in representation in key positions.
• Implement a salary equity process worldwide, covering 85% of the group’s workforce.
• Involve group leaders worldwide and create a governance body dedicated to this program.