Schneider Electric receives recognition for its ethical commitment to sustainable employment
Rueil-Malmaison (France), October 30, 2008 – Schneider Electric received the "Support to business creation" trophy awarded by IMS – Entreprendre dans la Cité for its project “Creating your own company in the electrical professions”.
Set up one year ago, Schneider Electric’s project ”Creating your own company in the electrical professions”, the fruit of a partnership with the ADIE (Association pour le Droit à l’Initiative Economique – Association for the right to economic initiatives), is the expression of a threefold ambition:
This project targets persons that want to create a company or develop a project and which do not have access to bank loans, in particular unemployed people but also persons on social benefit or with unstable jobs.
Schneider Electric is actively involved in the main steps of a company creation project:
“This project has led to the creation of over 20 companies in electrical professions over the last year, explained Gilles Vermot-Desroches, Director Sustainable Development and Schneider Electric Foundation. It is the perfect illustration of an innovative partnership created between company managers and players in the field. This initiative once again demonstrates Schneider Electric’s commitment to facilitating access to sustainable employment for those deprived of such access”.
Schneider Electric has placed energy access at the heart of its societal responsibilities and is developing the internal program BipBop, which aims at closer convergence between business, responsibility and innovation. The initiative “Creating your own company in the electrical professions” contributes to the success of the BipBop program.
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