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The SchneiderElectric

Closing the energy gap together
A company cannot create wealth exclusively for its shareholders.
It has responsibilities towards Society, the most important being
to pass on our knowledge to young people.

Henri Lachmann
Former CEO, SchneiderElectric
Chairman of the SchneiderElectric Foundation

Foundation enables us to go further in 110,000 budding energy workers and this figure
terms of how we perceive change, how should reach 1 million by 2025, thanks to the
we commit to society and how we develop support of our employees and numerous non-
a shared vision our employees are proud of. profit organizations.
Under the aegis of the Fondation de France,
the Schneider Electric Foundation is concrete Over time, the Foundation has expanded its
proof of the Groups commitment to building a scope, especially in social innovations, to tackle
sustainable future. fuel poverty and help disadvantaged people to
access to energy. The Foundation helps social
To ensure continuity, the Foundation is run entrepreneurs to develop their business plans,
separately from the Group, with its own governance designs tools to measure their social impact,
Gilles Vermot and objectives. At the same time, it enables and finds ways to implement them on a wide
Desroches Schneider Electric to further its leadership by scale. It also enables SchneiderElectric to better
Sustainability Senior VP, explaining its sustainable development initiatives. understand the world as it evolves and build close
SchneiderElectric And it provides opportunities for employees links with civil-society organizations, beyond its
General Delegate, to donate their skills, time and energy to civil- usual stakeholders. Together, we are co-creating
SchneiderElectric society organizations. the appropriate solutions for populations on the
wrong side of the energy gap.
The Schneider Electric Foundation focuses
on training people from modest backgrounds. This objective is particularly meaningful in a
Courses in energy and entrepreneurship offer context of global energy transition, where each
young people in particular a foot in the door and every one of us needs to consume more
career-wise, while providing communities with wisely.
the skills essential to economic development.
The Foundation has already trained more than

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by increasing cross- 130 delegates

functional collaboration
with non-profit
80 countries

organizations, institutions 180 partnerships

and companies.
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245 projects
supported over
the past three

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Closing the energy gap is
a key challenge for a sustainable
All too many people lack access to electricity
According to a World Bank report, Progress Toward Sustainable Energy:
Global Tracking Framework 2015, 1.1 billion people worldwide do not have
It is our shared access to electricity.
In mature economies, many families find themselves in difficulty. According
responsibility to the French observatory of economic contexts, based on European
Commission data, 65 million people, or 13% of European households, are
to make access living in fuel poverty, spending a considerable proportion of their incomes
on energy.
to energy an
inalienable right and A negative impact on quality of life and economic development
Poor access to energy complicates life for these underprivileged
reduce the energy populations. A lack of light limits evening activities, especially school
activities for children. Access to healthcare is also more difficult. It is
gap, which impacts estimated that more than half of all hospitals in Sub-Saharan Africa run
refrigerators on unreliable power, which creates problems for vaccine
all too many people storage.
Economic development also suffers when difficulties in accessing
today. electricity rule out mechanization. In the agrifood business, for example, it
is difficult to manage without machines for drying, cooking, pasteurization
and refrigeration.
In Europe, fuel poverty leads to health problems, in addition to the
discomfort of living conditions that are too cold and damp.

A key issue for sustainable development

The United Nations Secretary-Generals High Level Advisory Group
on Energy and Climate identified energy access as one of the keys to
reducing poverty. Better access to energy would improve standards
of living for underprivileged populations, while facilitating access to
healthcare and schooling. It would also boost professional activities, as
required for economic development.

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Worldwide, the SchneiderElectric
Foundation commits to finding
sustainable energy access
The SchneiderElectric Foundation has historically a universal and inalienable right. To carry out
focused on providing energy training to its work, the Foundation relies on a network
help populations from modest backgrounds find of Schneider Electric employees, the 130
jobs. Created in 1998 under the aegis of the delegates in 80 countries who are in charge of
Fondation de France, it has gradually expanded managing its projects locally.
its scope to supporting entrepreneurship and In addition to an annual endowment of 4 million,
raising awareness of sustainable development. the Foundation receives donations from local
Since 2013, it has also turned its attention to SchneiderElectric subsidiaries and employees,
energy poverty in more mature economies, which take the total to around 11 million.
promoting accessible and affordable energy as

Going beyond philanthropy

to close the energy gap.

e want to set up lasting solutions. To tackle fuel poverty in Europe, we are working with
Ashoka, a non-profit organization specializing in social innovation, to develop and implement
Patricia Benchenna solutions proposed by the 13 winners of the Social Innovation to tackle Fuel Poverty
Foundation and program. We are also lobbying the European Commission to better consider energy poverty issues.
Philanthropy Director, In terms of training, the Foundation supports projects that magnify the impact of action carried out,
such as the creation of train-the-trainer centers in India and a global network of franchise training
centers for recognized names such as Frances ICAM school of engineering.

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to Energy
Franois Milioni,
Training and Entrepreneurship Director,
Access to Energy Program,

SchneiderElectrics Access to Energy Program

is at the heart of its social responsibility
Training Three questions to Magali Herbaut
Vice President Academy Services,
Schneider Electric

and starting
approach, with three main objectives:
Creating and marketing products suited to
the target populations

a business
he main challenge for our program today is scaling up or Investing in startups that promote access to I feel that Im contributing
finding projects that will increase our impact. energy, through two investment funds to something useful.
in Cameroon
For example, we are working on setting up 100 training centers Providing technical training and support for

in India, in partnership with the French and Indian governments and entrepreneurship n July 2015, Magali Herbaut spent two weeks in Douala, Cameroon
SchneiderElectric India. This third area is managed by the Foundation on a Schneider Electric Teachers mission to share her skills with
We are engaged in a policy of long-term collaboration with partners through funding, equipment donations young people from underprivileged backgrounds.
able to replicate our efforts, such as Acted, a French NGO. Together, and training content. In 2012, it created Providing out-of-school youths
we have equipped a training center in Myanmar and we are looking Schneider Electric Teachers, a non-profit in Douala with access to quality What did you bring to these young people?
into replicating this success in Cambodia and Vietnam where Acted organization helping employees and retirees energy training and supporting I was in charge of an entrepreneurship module for young people
is present. We are also working along these lines with Don Bosco to share their knowledge through volunteering entrepreneurship willing to start a business. In Cameroon, I had 41 students, including
Mondo. missions. just one young woman! I had to teach some of them basic math
Another area we are exploring is advocacy. Vocational training With the help of around 150 partners in Since 2010, the Foundation has backed before talking about how to create a business plan: carrying out a
for 16-25-year-olds, our key target, is often overlooked, with a low more than 30 countries, the Foundation the development of short- and long-term market study, managing cash flow, and managing their time (as well
profile in the media and considerably less funding than education has provided training to more than 110,000 vocational training for disadvantaged as possibly a team).
or health. people since 2009 and aims to reach 1 million youths in the Cameroon city of Douala,
Finally, energy entrepreneurship is essential to the development by 2025. through numerous partnerships (with What were the results?
of local economies and youth employment. We support innovative CEFOM, CAFRAD, IPD-AC, etc.). Since Some of them have since set up a company and launched their
initiatives that promote entrepreneurship and sustainable It also draws on a global network of 30 centers 2015, the Foundation has also initiated an activity. A good example is a young Cameroonian who has started
development, such as training programs in Brazil and Nigeria, and of excellence in technical training, resulting entrepreneurial task force with partners his business aimed at electrifying a village in the east of the country
incubators for small businesses in Vietnam. from tripartite collaboration between the to help these youths find jobs. Various through solar power.
Foundation, the French Minister of National support processes have been set up, for
Education, Higher Education and Research, example with IPD-AC, which has benefited What have you taken away from the experience?
and the ministry of vocational training in each from skills sharing by Schneider Electric Given that some of them didnt even have 10 to start a business, their
host country. The four most recent centers Teachers and has gathered partners such optimism and resourcefulness was remarkable. Where theres a will,
opened in South Africa in 2016, following a first the Orange Foundation in Cameroon and theres a way, and these young people want to take their fate into their
successful project in Johannesburg in 2013. FNE, the National Employment Agency. own hands.

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Two questions to
Fabiana Galvao
Project manager,

Training and starting Sustainable

SchneiderElectric Brazil

a business in Brazil Changing mindsets so men

realize women too can be
Supporting entrepreneurship and empowering Brazilian
women professionally

In April 2016, the SchneiderElectric Foundation and SchneiderElectric hat have you taken away from the Interview with Ravi Bhushan
Brazil launched, in partnership with local organizations such as SENAI
and the Ser do Sertao cooperative, an entrepreneurship program for
One of the highlights has been in India Head of Training Asia,
Access to Energy Program,
women in Bahia, one of the poorest states in Brazil. encouraging participants to talk in public, to go Schneider Electric
17 men and 18 women from 14 different microregions received 160 meet investors or obtain microcredit. It was really The Schneider Electric India Foundation in
hours of technical training (in electricity, access to energy, and solar encouraging to see that women were getting collaboration with the Foundation has already
power systems) and 40 hours of entrepreneurial training. involved and that they were sometimes even provided electrician courses to 52,000 Bringing the best to those most in need
A specific entrepreneurship module for women was also developed more courageous than the men when launching underprivileged young people in 260 training

to raise participants awareness and encourage them to launch their into something new. Thats one of our main centers nationwide, contributing to equal m in charge of the Access to Energy Program in Asia. Weve
own businesses. Brazil has now expanded this initiative to other takeaways from this program. opportunities in vocational training. Now, been up and running in India for six years now and three years
partner centers, keeping women entrepreneurs at the heart of its through a partnership with the Indian National in Bangladesh. Were also present now in Myanmar, Vietnam,
program and mobilizing the necessary partners to create a positive Why are the groups mixed? Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) and Cambodia, the Philippines, Indonesia and most recently Sri
ecosystem for new businesses. The groups are mixed to change mindsets, so the Power Sector Skill Council (PSSC) led by Lanka and Pakistan.
men see women in a new light and realize that representatives of the Indian energy sector, Our philosophy is to bring the best to those most in need. We
they too can be electricians! The Schneider Electric India Foundation train trainers, which is essential since we really need competent
and the Foundation will provide free training people to help out in the most challenging regions. In particular,
materials, set up laboratories and lead train- we want to train young people from the most underprivileged
the-trainer programs in selected vocational backgrounds.
skills development centers.
Abhimanyu Sahu, Director of Schneider The Foundation brings us support in evaluating situations,
Electrics Access to Energy Program in Asia validating projects and funding.
Student testimonial

here I come from, people think a womans place is in the home, taking Pacific, commented: We think we can make It also provides equipment and training content.
Jeane, 27, from Juazerio in Bahia, took care of her husband and having children. Ive found this hard. I think a strong contribution to the development of Im convinced we need to engage employees in these activities
part in the entrepreneurship program women can be just as competent as men in the workplace, and above skilled labor in electricity, helping India to and encourage them to volunteer to share their expertise and
offered by SchneiderElectric Brazil
all, I want more from life: I want to have my own opportunities and earn a living. develop its energy sector autonomously. experience in the training sessions.
and the Foundation.
I decided to study, work toward my objectives and achieve my dreams. This
This training program was training program was a great opportunity for me, since I discovered, step by
step, how to develop my own business. It was exactly what I was looking for.
a great opportunity for me,
I have a fianc now, but its important for me to keep going.
since I discovered, step by Im going to settle in my region and make electric installation and maintenance
step, how to develop my own my career. I work hard and Ill do everything possible to reach my objectives.
business. My motto is: where theres a will, theres a way!

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Hiring out recent equipment to help people reduce their
electricity bills and buy more energy-efficient appliances
with the savings.

Fuel poverty is a major concern in most European and North American 13 social innovation projects to fight Implementing social Energy poverty impacts no less than 18.5%* of households in
countries, referring to people being unable to heat their homes fuel poverty innovations on a wider Belgium. Many have outdated, inefficient domestic appliances,
comfortably or affordably, whatever the cause (low income and/or high scale and the higher their bills, the less able they are to replace them
rent and energy bills). In September 2015, the Foundation and with more energy-efficient models.
Ashoka, a non-profit organization specialized The winning projects are then accompanied Social worker Stefan Goemaere had the unique idea of hiring out
The Schneider Electric Foundation supports energy-poor families in the development of social entrepreneurship, in a six-month acceleration phase with new appliances to these people while they save money to buy
by setting up programs including innovative social action and new launched a call for projects. Social Innovation mentoring sessions organized by Ashoka, more efficient ones a previously inexistent model.
tailored solutions. to Tackle Fuel Poverty was designed to aimed at helping the entrepreneurs to He successfully submitted the project to the King Baudouin
support promising social innovations aimed develop their projects, outline or strengthen Foundation and Ashoka Belgium, receiving a nine-day
Creating a suitable ecosystem for every situation, linking at improving living standards in six European their business models and implement training session in social entrepreneurship. In June 2015, the
business and philanthropy countries (Belgium, the Czech Republic, their strategies on a wider scale. Through Schneider Electric Foundation invited him to Paris to discuss
France, Italy, Poland and the United Kingdom). the Schneider Electric Teachers non- the project with its members, social innovation experts and
Since 2013, SchneiderElectric has committed to tackling fuel poverty Some 200 projects were studied with a view profit organization, the Foundation SchneiderElectric employees.
in more mature economies. Drawing on the Foundation, the Group has to revealing new economic models and offers employee skills sharing to suit Negotiations have since started with a domestic appliance
set up a program similar to its Access to Energy Program, with three collaborative practices, and 13 were selected. their various needs. It also ensures that manufacturer to provide money-saving equipment and recycle
main focuses: One example is the Compagnons Btisseurs other stakeholders can adopt the social outdated products. The project should kick off at the beginning
project SoliBat for collecting equipment, innovations, and find new sources of funding. of 2017.
Raising awareness of energy management among energy-poor labor and funding to reduce the costs of the
households and supporting experiments through partnerships with rehabilitation self-help projects supported by
non-profit organizations fighting fuel poverty the organization. Another is a proposal by the
Investing in social and charitable enterprises, particularly those London-based Seasonal Health Interventions
focused on social housing for the most excluded populations, high- Network (SHINE), which offers energy-saving
performance renovations and circular economy advice to vulnerable people with the aim of
Developing social innovations and solutions suitable to help energy- reducing the health problems that are all too
Stefan Goemaere,
poor people reduce their bills and live more comfortably often associated with fuel poverty.
Samenlevingsopbouw project manager

We want to create an ecosystem that is suited to every situation, linking

business and philanthropy, with partners from non-profit organizations, e have worked for four months with
companies and the public sector. Ashoka and Schneider Electric
experts to accelerate the project
and think about how it could be expanded
throughout Europe.

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Cristina Ramos

Ecoserveis Project Manager,


Helping energy-poor families to better manage

their energy spending chneider Electric Spain provides us

Ecoserveis is a Spanish non-profit organization that helps energy-poor

families to make savings on their energy bills. In 2016, it organized
with equipment to renovate electrical
installations in energy-poor households.
In addition, the Foundation offers financial
nergie Solidaire Kevin Chaplais,
Manager of the nergie Solidaire program,
two initiatives with SchneiderElectric Spain and the SchneiderElectric support for installing it, and is currently Rounding up electricity bills to the nearest
Foundation. helping us equip our new offices in Madrid to euro to help the energy poor

The first involved Schneider Electric providing free equipment to improve working conditions for our volunteers. evin Chaplais works for Enercoop, a provider of 100%
renovate families electrical installations in Madrid, Saragossa and Enercoop is a French energy provider focused renewable energy, on its nergie Solidaire program.
Barcelona. on 100% renewable electricity and a responsible
One of Ecoserveiss priorities is to audit household energy consumption approach. To fight fuel poverty, Enercoop has set
and offer advice, for example on improving insulation. up the nergie Solidaire (charitable energy)
The second initiative saw the Foundation funding electrical installation program. Launched in 2014, this program uses In partnership with Ashoka, the Foundation is helping me
certificates for several hundred families. In Spain, before being able to an innovative system of micro-donations on work on the communications strategy for my program, on the
change a contract with an energy provider, householders may need energy bills to support and fund local initiatives documents that need to be produced and on how best to
to produce a CIE, a certificate of compliance that must be renewed for tackling fuel poverty. Currently, nergie communicate to consumers.
every 20 years by law. This costs about 100, which is a significant Solidaire is aimed at Enercoops 30,000 clients,
sum for families who already have trouble paying their electricity bills. who are likely to make micro-donations. In the We want to create a crowdfunding platform to help people who
future, it could expand to other energy providers, have made savings to reinvest them in helping energy-poor
which would considerably boost the number of households.
donations and make the system more powerful,
providing funding for more initiatives.

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of sustainable

Energy and climate change are among our planets greatest challenges.
It is possible to do more with fewer resources, right now. By supporting Low-tech Lab Refuge du Goter
innovative projects, the Schneider Electric Foundation aims to help Energy autonomy at an altitude of 3,835 m
find solutions. It engages in innovative, ambitious and international Sharing frugal innovation worldwide
programs, offering its expertise, particularly in energy management, with Nomade des Mers Refuge du Goter, the last stop for climbers ascending Mont Blanc, was
through donations of equipment and/or skills. inaugurated in 2014. It is the only shelter of its kind worldwide in terms of
Low-tech Lab promotes low-tech innovation energy management, with self-sufficient heating, hot water and electricity
that respects people and the environment. at any hour. Schneider Electric technologies are used for the entire
Its flagship project is the Nomade des electrical installation and the control systems. When closed in winter, the
Mers catamaran expedition, launched in shelter can be controlled remotely to withstand very low temperatures. The
February 2016. For three years, this floating Foundation funded the energy equipment as a way to raise awareness of
laboratory will cross the oceans to meet climate change issues.
local populations and co-build technologies
to meet their energy needs. Supported
by the Foundation, the Nomade des Mers
plans to stop in 15 different ports during
Interview with Franck Serpollet
Project coordinator,
the first 18 months of its expedition. At each
destination, a workshop will be organized on
Princess Elisabeth
Schneider Electric Teachers volunteer a particular theme: desalination in Morocco,
aluminum recycling in South Africa, biogas Antarctica Research
ow-tech innovations are essential for the future, since they and wastewater processing using micro-
meet basic needs (access to water, food and energy) within
the constraints of specific local environments, cultures and
algae in Malaysia. Station
economies. Engineers from Schneider Electric research centers in
India, China and France are contributing their skills to this cause. On The first Zero-Emission polar research station
the Nomade des Mers expedition to Dakar, Senegal, I helped design
and develop a wind turbine from 100% reclaimed materials: PVC tubes, The Princess Elisabeth Antarctica polar research station can house
a printer motor, basic electrical components, etc. For under 10, we up to 20 people. It is fully autonomous, producing electricity through
produced a wind generator that can recharge a mobile phone or solar photovoltaic panels and wind turbines, and heating through solar
motorcycle battery or power a small irrigation system. thermal panels. Funded by the Foundation, the programmable electrical
system can instantly adjust the energy produced and consumed for
water processing, heating, ventilation, etc. This project demonstrates the
ability of reliable, non-polluting technologies to provide high-performance
energy in the most extreme conditions.

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Increasing cross-functional collaboration with non-profit organizations,
institutions and companies

Building on the skills and energies of all active locally have an intimate knowledge of the
stakeholders challenges and the populations involved, as

well as the relevant training centers, institutions
Closing the energy gap is a complex challenge and their national or supranational capacity
that requires diverse expertise and resources. to engage significant resources and ramp up
Right from the start, the Foundation has projects.
developed an ever-denser network of partners It is crucial for the Foundation to co-build projects with all
among the various stakeholders. The aim is the relevant stakeholders. Everyone lends their expertise and
to combine the required skills, find new funds Continually strengthening the network of
and draw on powerful resources to invent partners credibility to invent the best solutions for fighting the energy
and promote the best solutions for the largest divide. Non-profit organizations and social entrepreneurs
number of people. Over the last three years,
we have followed 180 partners and set up
245 projects. Non-profit organizations that are
The Foundation is pursuing its partnership
policy to continue following the numerous
people involved in different projects. Patricia Benchenna
Foundation and
Philanthropy Director,
provide their excellent knowledge of the target populations,
the Foundation contributes the technical skills of employees
from SchneiderElectric with other companies, and institutions
offer their powerful networks.

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Institutions Non-profit
Strengthening collaboration with the Foundation to assess the
economic impact of social innovations

chneider Electric is at the cutting We want to deepen this longstanding
edge of fuel poverty and access cooperation, in particular on access to
issues, especially through its energy programs and measuring the impact
Foundation, which has committed to of social innovations. It is important to find
supporting two Ashoka fellows so they can new business models based on social
Arnaud Mourot,

Audrey Dubbins,
Research fellow
Institute of Energy
Economics and
The SchneiderElectric Foundation has raised the profile of my
work on fuel poverty.
Co-director, Ashoka
fully focus on their new innovations. One
of them is Vincent Legrand of DORMI.
His plan is to enable retirees on modest
incomes to renovate the homes they bought
in the 1970s, which have become thermal
sieves. DORMI facilitates energy audits,
the Foundation, Ashoka and Capgemini.

impacts, such as health benefits. With this
in mind, a study was launched in 2016 by

Rational use of energy,
University of Stuttgart, s a specialist in energy poverty issues in Force, with the aim of evaluating the EUs role assesses the required investment and finds
Germany Europe, I focus on integrating this concern in fighting energy poverty. Present at the launch funding (subsidies, tax incentives, etc.).
into European public policies, in dialogue were Maro efovi (Vice-President of the
with the governments of Member States. The European Commission in charge of the Energy
Schneider Electric Foundation has raised Union project team), Gilles Vermot Desroches

the profile of Energy poverty and vulnerable and Patricia Benchenna. This is how I started
consumers in the energy sector across the EU: collaborating with the Schneider Electric
analysis of policies and measures, a report
in line with its ambitions and actions. I carried
out this study in partnership with Insight-E,
a multidisciplinary think tank that informs the
European Commission on energy questions.

At the start of 2016, the European Policy Centre

launched in Brussels the Energy Poverty Task

My current doctoral thesis on fuel poverty in
Germany, as well as my role coordinating the
E-Insight project, could offer an opportunity
to further boost cooperation with the
SchneiderElectric Foundation.
Our work with the Foundation enables us to go faster
and further, since it collaborates with local SchneiderElectric
subsidiaries to contribute invaluable information on
training needs.
he European Institute for Cooperation
and Development (IECD) is focused
on training young people. We work
In addition to Lebanon, Seeds of Hope
has been replicated in Morocco, Egypt
and Nigeria (2013), as well as Ivory Coast
with local partners to develop courses that (2016) and soon Vietnam (2017), through
meet their needs. Our partnership with a common organization that is adapted
Schneider Electric started after the 2006 to each country. 12 schools now offer this
Xavier Boutin, Lebanon War, when we jointly set up Seeds training to about 250 students every year.
General Director, of Hope, an electrotechnical development In 2015, 98% of our students found a job
European Institute program, to fulfill major needs in industry, within a year or continued their studies.
for Cooperation and energy and civil engineering.
Development (IECD)

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Delegates SchneiderElectric Teachers

Promoting employee engagement
It is very important for SchneiderElectric employees to give their time
I feel fully supported in my role as a Foundation and a little bit of themselves. Created in 2012 by SchneiderElectric and
A platform for engaging
Zanelle Dalglish Delegate. its Foundation, Schneider Electric Teachers supports and promotes employees
Head of Sustainable voluntary work by the Groups employees and retirees through the

SchneiderElectric South
ow are the Foundations projects How do your SchneiderElectric colleagues Foundations partners. These volunteers contribute to missions during A new multilingual platform will enable all
Africa initiated? see your role as Foundation delegate? their holidays, demonstrating their personal engagement. By the Group employees to apply for volunteer work
SchneiderElectric As Schneider Electrics Head of There is a strong culture of commitment end of June 2016, the association had signed up more than 1,200 with Foundation partners, such as missions
Foundation Delegate Sustainable Development for South Africa, I in South Africa, which makes me feel fully volunteers and carried out 1,099 missions in 30 countries worldwide, organized by Schneider Electric Teachers.
am also a Foundation delegate. My team and supported in my role as a delegate. We lasting an average of five days. The 130 Foundation delegates will manage
I select philanthropic programs that match even have a group of passionate employees Through basic training in electricity, sales negotiations, industrial the platform, focusing on vocational energy
our sustainable development strategy in who have committed to providing ad- automation, communication, marketing and more, SchneiderElectric training, supporting energy-poor families, raising
South Africa, focusing on access to energy hoc aid on our programs and projects. employees pass on the expertise they have developed throughout awareness of sustainable development and
and training. My team is also in charge of their careers worldwide. entrepreneurship.
selecting the training centers we partner
with, in consultation with Franois Milioni Matching skills with needs
and the Schneider Electric Foundation. To ensure a good fit between the training and the needs of the target
populations, Schneider Electric Teachers works in consultation with
Who are your preferred partners? three main groups of stakeholders:
We work mainly with NGOs and partners from Volunteers who offer their skills and carry out training
the education sector, such as vocational training Local partners, non-profit organizations and training organizations
centers and universities. Most recently, we have who propose missions and look after the volunteers
set up partnerships with private companies. Local Schneider Electric subsidiaries, which liaise with the local
partners and volunteers, and provide accommodation
In turn, Schneider Electric Teachers identifies and communicates
missions to volunteers and ensures a good match with their skills.
It then coordinates the volunteers interventions (classes, practical
exercises, etc.) and travel.

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Thank you!
Foundation delegates: Hungary: Marianna Volgyi
Algeria: Djamila Amnache and Imene Mokhtari India: Abhimanyu Sahu and Anurag Kapur
Andean zone: Adriana Pulido, Zenaida Rodriguez and Indonesia: Arief Dwi Kuntjoro
Martha Cevallos Iran: Edgard Bou-Chahine
Argentina: Maria Laura Presas Mirabella and Raul Ireland: Mark Rentzke
Correa Italy: Gianfranco Mereu and Marzio Lorenzi
Australia: Simon ODonnelly Japan: Takahiro Kanematsu
Austria: Martina Wolf Malaysia: Nastasshea Rozario
Belgium: Yves Roy Mexico: Claudia Hernandez and Natshelli Valdez
Belarus: Anna Sokhina and Zhelana Zarutskaya Gonzalez
Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia: Mario Middle East: Rindala Saghbini and Hiba Siblini
Bazina Morocco: Imane Bejja
Brazil: Denise Lana Molina Nigeria: Anne Ezeh and Viviane Mike-Eze
Bulgaria: Maria Nikovska North America: Jennifer Curtis
Canada: Deborah Jackson and Greg Tessaro, Norway: Marit Sjetne Andersen
Central Africa: Ren-Pierrot Ekoe Indian Ocean: Andry Ramaroson, Sabir Noormahomed
Central America: Marco Ortega and Julieta Venegas and Ludovic de Seze
Chile: Noemi Mena and Soledad Morel Pakistan: Eruch Jamshed
China: Shen-Vidy Xu, Yanwen Shan and Yi Zhang Philippines: Gabriel Jover

Relief aid Czech Republic: Lenka Luorio

Denmark: Hanne Taarup
East Africa: Naresh Mehta
Poland: Marek Prujszczyk
Portugal: Ana-Vieira Simoes
Romania: Catalina Tatar

Egypt: Nermin Fakoussa Serbia & Montenegro: Marijana Jovic and Miomira
John Diksa, France: Agns Joly, Alexandra Berjoan, Alexandre Jovanovic
Volunteer President, Credoz, Anne Goguillon, Annie Camera, Aurlie Saudi Arabia: Ziad Mortaja
SOS Attitude Legue-Diruit, Carole Ginfray, Sybille Laplace-Barbier, Slovakia: Jana Malova
Carole Guillet, Virginie Zanin, Christine Nouhaud, South Africa: Zanelle Dalglish and Carina Van Zyl
Rebuilding after natural disasters Claude Vincenti, Damien Vaur, David Boury, David South America: Denise Lana Molina
The Foundation carries out rebuilding SOS Attitude Castillo, Dean Whittaker, Eliane Thamin, Emir Southeast Asia: Meriem Kellou
campaigns to boost local efforts in the Boumediene, Eric Begrand, Hlne Guimbard, Jean- South Korea: Su-Mi Paek and Kyung-Deok Kwak
aftermath of natural disasters. It does this in Francois de la Barre, Jean-Luc Piccoli, Jean-Philippe Spain: Meritxell Ars

Loneux, Karim Kesraoui, Karima Boumaaza, Laurence Sri Lanka: Rabeendra Tilakaratne
two ways: by supporting specialized NGOs OS Attitude is an NGO that brings relief aid to populations Berberian, Loic Buleon, Martine Chapuzet, Nathalie Sweden: Marc Nezet
bringing urgent relief to populations, and by in the event of conflict and natural disasters. Garcia, Nelly Mikula, Pauline Douspis, Pierre Hirsch, Taiwan: Allen Lee
helping to rebuild and rehabilitate technical Rjane Ternisien, Sabine Zagar, Sandrine Jaeger, Thailand: Chartchai Photivorn
energy management training centers in the How did an NGO like SOS Attitude start working with Sylvie Cazzaro, Richard Raspatti, Valrie Escalle, Tunisia: Aziza Soussi
Vincent Desbordes and Virginie Lambert-Brice Turkey: Elcin Agazade, Serife Oktay and Burcu
affected areas. The Foundation intervened, for SchneiderElectric? Georgia: Demna Ubilava Mungan
example, after the earthquakes in Haiti, Chile Our mission is to provide tents that can shelter one or two Germany: Christiane Flake United Kingdom: Sona Hathi
and Japan, and the floods in the Philippines families for about a year. Since these tents need lighting, it Greece: Georgia Malamateniou United States: Jennifer Curtis and Jennifer Maloney
and Pakistan. seemed natural to approach SchneiderElectric. We now have Gulf States: Kathleen Thomson West Africa: Alain Briand
solar kits to go with our shelters.
1,200 Schneider Electric Teachers volunteers from present or past missions

The SchneiderElectric employees who helped produced this report:

Henri Lachmann, Gilles Vermot Desroches, Patricia Benchenna, Vronique Moine, Franois Milioni, Marie Castella,
Marie-Hlne Tournon, Diane Le Goff, Agns Dallemagne, Leslie Zambelli, Morgane Lasserre, Diane Cadet,
Magali Herbaut, Ravi Bhushan, Fabiana Galvao, Stefan Goemaere, Cristina Ramos, Kevin Chaplais, Franck
Serpollet, Audrey Dubbins, Arnaud Mourot, Xavier Boutin, Zanelle Dalglish, John Diksa and many others.

Photo credits: schneider-electric, Minh-Yen Nguyen, Yvan Brien Photographies, Abdoulaye Ndao / VU,
Studio Kalice, Isabelle Eshraghi / VU, Rodrigo Gomez Rovira / VU, Stphanie Lacombe, Gold of Bengal,
Institute of Energy Economics and Rational Use of Energy (IER), and Agence VU

Cover photo: SchneiderElectric Teachers Vietnam, February 2015, Minh-Yen Nguyen.

Thanks to the commitment of non-profit organizations, institutions and Copywriting: The Message Company

companies, the Foundation is transforming human energy into concrete, Design: LElan Cratif
long-term action for a better future.
Thank you to everyone who helps to achieve this goal.

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