Ethics & Compliance at the core of our strategy
CEO and Chairman Schneider Electric
- A common frame of reference Our Principles of Responsibility
Our Principles of Responsibility are a foundational part of our commitment and apply to our employees.Download our Principles of Responsability (Global Website)
- Our Ethics & Compliance Program
The Ethics & Compliance Program has been designed to support our employees’ efforts to uphold and comply with Our Principles of Responsibility.Click here to know more
Focus on Human Rights and Business Integrity
In 2011, the United Nations issued the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, that precisely defined the roles and responsibilities of States and businesses on that matter. As a business leader, Schneider Electric intends to follow and promote these principles. Sustainability is at the heart of our company’s strategy, and we are convinced that energy access is a basic human right.
With a new Human Rights policy, approved by CEO Jean-Pascal Tricoire, we confirm our engagement to strive for the respect of all internationally recognized Human Rights, along our value chain.
At Schneider Electric, we encourage our employees to conduct business ethically by adopting a zero-tolerance policy towards corruption and other unethical practices. To promote and develop integrity in business activities, various anti-corruption initiatives have been created or reinforced in the last years, both in terms of prevention and control.
Schneider Electric became a member of Transparency International in 2014 to promote and strengthen integrity in business. TI is a leading NGO which aims to stop corruption and promote transparency, responsibility and integrity at all levels and across all sectors. The Group participates in intercompany exchanges organized by the NGO.
- Our Global Anti-Harassment Policy
At Schneider Electric, we believe that all employees are entitled to respectful treatment at the workplace and to be free from the demoralizing effects of harassment or unwelcome offensive or improper conduct. The Global Anti-harassment policy defines Schneider Electric’s global position on harassment and demonstrates our commitment to zero-tolerance on harassment including sexual harassment.Learn more
- Supplier: Being a responsible actor along our supply chain
Highest level of ethics, social equity and environmental protection are at the core of Schneider Electric’s Purchasing principles. Every supplier is committed to put in place, maintain and comply with adequate procedures to support the requirements of our Supplier Code of Conduct. This implies that a strong management system is implemented, applied and maintained to ensure compliance with this code, mitigate the risk of deviation and guarantee continuous improvement.Learn more
Our internal whistleblowing system
Our external whistleblowing system
Since 2018, any external stakeholder of Schneider Electric may report any potential violations to human right, environmental regulations and anticorruption and antifraud regulations.
The system is supported by the same external provider than for the RED Line, and Group Fraud Committee, Compliance Officers and Bureau of Investigation are in charge to deal with such alerts.