Awards & Recognition
Schneider Electric India won the award for "Responsible Business Leader" at the Responsible the Responsible Business Summit & Awards ceremony held on 28th June, 2013 at Hotel Taj Land Ends, Mumbai
"The award is recognition of all our efforts to responsibly run our business. It's an inspiration and encouragement for our Corporate Social Responsibility team to intensify and extend their efforts to achieve greater success.
Our most recent initiative has been the setting up of 'Spreading Happiness', a non-profit organisation, to provide access to energy (rural electrification) by installing solar home lighting systems. This program will benefit over 25,000 villagers in India in the initial phase. We have collaborated with cricket icon Sachin Tendulkar for this initiative.
Through this initiative we hope to help people in remote parts to have access to an affordable and green lighting system after sunset so that they can use their time productively."
It was a proud moment for the Schneider Electric India team, when it bagged the prestigious ‘Responsible Business Leader Award’ at the Responsible Business Summit & Awards ceremony held on 28th June, 2013 at Hotel Taj Land Ends, Mumbai. The award was received by Sudhir Johri, Director-Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), Schneider Electric India.
“Corporate Social Responsibility is at the very core of the Schneider Electric culture and strategy. This award was a befitting crescendo to the great work Schneider Electric and our employees are engaged in across the areas of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). In India, our initiatives including village electrification, electrician trainings, employment and entrepreneurship have been notable,” informed an elated Sudhir.
Our BipBop (Business Innovation and People at the Base of the Pyramid) programme is a sustainable programme to bring safe, clean electricity to the people who need it the most. It is estimated that 1.6 billion people across the world have no access to electricity. Out of this, 500 million are believed to be in India. With strong willingness to involve local communities and stakeholders, the BipBop programme addresses key issues to provide sustainable access to electricity. In addition to this, we have the Schneider Electric India Foundation that helps people change their lives through ‘Access to Energy’.
Globally, we are amongst the Top 100 most ethical companies in the world and have been awarded among the Top 30 companies with Work Life Balance for employees. Schneider Electric follows the Responsibility & Ethical Dynamic Program and ‘Principles of Responsibility’ for employees, investors and partners. Schneider Electric publishes the Sustainability Report in addition to the Financial Report which all companies follow.
About The Responsible Business Summit & Awards
The Responsible Business Summit is an initiative supported by the state institutions, aiming to raise awareness on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR); its added value for businesses, country and each individual and to accelerate enterprises to embed principles of responsible business into their operations. The Summit provides a platform to recognize business enterprises and individuals. This initiative is supported by the World CSR Day. The "Responsible Business Awards" recognize individuals and acknowledge organizations for their commitment to responsible business practices across various award categories.