Outreach & Education
Programs
July 2012
Schneider Electric sponsors a wide range
of programs and initiatives to support the
mission of higher education around the world.
Outreach & Education Programs
Schneider Electric Foundation
BipBop Program
Schneider Electric Teachers
Energy University
Go Green in the City
Solar Decathlon
University Programs
Joint Degree Programs
Other Outreach & Education Programs
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Schneider Electric Foundation
Channeling energy to build a brighter future
Educate
Help
Training young
people in the energy
field, supporting the
BipBop program
Share
Supporting
reconstruction after
natural disasters,
focusing on energy
Sponsoring innovative
projects promoting
sustainable
development
14
€12M
120
2,000
years of
donation last
year worldwide
delegates
in 70 countries
young people
trained in 2011
existence
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BipBop Program
B
Combining business and philanthropy
to spread access to energy
The stakes
The approach
I
BOP
P
2012-2014 objectives
Business
Funding local entrepreneurs
around energy, with public or
private partners expecting a
mid-term return on investment
Increase the number of
investments and of
entrepreneurs supported
Innovation
billion people
do not have
access to
energy
Bringing the right solutions to
improve local energy access and
development whilst ensuring long
term profitability
million
More households
gain access to energy
People
Training young people to ensure
local competencies to maintain,
develop and sell solutions
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More people trained
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Schneider Electric Teachers
Voluntary commitment from current
and retired employees
● Schneider Electric Teachers
association supports and
promotes voluntary
commitment from current
and retired employees
● Association offers a teaching
and professional training
program supporting the most
disadvantaged young people
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Energy University
Free online customer education with recognized
endorsements & continuing education credits
● Over 120,000 registrations with users from
160+ countries in 12 languages
● 80+ energy efficiency application courses
● 60 data center courses
● Certification exam planned for 2012
“…an excellent opportunity to take advantage of indepth training from a leader in the industry... The
curriculum is rich in depth and variety; and being
able to access it online while gaining CEUs from other
industry recognized organizations (e.g. IEEE), is
another plus. I don't anticipate any downside to this
offering… with content that is relevant and timely…"
Director | Global Operations Services | Marriott International, Inc.
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Go Green in the City
International challenge for students to find
energy management solutions
● Competition for university business and
engineering students
● Teams of two students (must include at least
one woman) in Brazil, China, Germany,
France, India, Poland, Russia, Turkey, and
the U.S.
● Top 25 teams flown to Paris to make their
final presentations in front of a VIP panel
of judges
● The winning team gets to travel the world,
visit Schneider Electric offices, and receive
job offers
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Solar Decathlon
Sustaining sponsor of collegiate competition
The Solar Decathlon challenges collegiate
teams to design, build, and operate solarpowered houses that are cost-effective, energyefficient, and attractive.
Schneider Electric is a proud Sustaining
Sponsor of Solar Decathlon events around the
globe (U.S., Europe, and China). Sponsor
activity can be classified in three categories:
● Event Sponsorship
● Marketing Support
● University Sponsorship
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University Programs: United States
Connecting to innovation and talent in leading universities
Six ways Schneider Electric is committed to strengthening our
relationship with universities:
Access leadership
Campus solutions
Educational content
Recruiting and hiring
Technical exchange
University competitions
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University Programs: China
Connecting to innovation and talent in leading universities
Supporting sustainable development through partnership programs
with key Chinese universities in four areas:
Courses and education
Talent fostering
Knowledge sharing
Tying academia and industry together
Schneider Electric has relationships with 22 partner universities in 11 provinces.
The program has led to the creation of 14 joint labs, with another 5 to open in 2012.
Each year, over 10,000 students participate in Schneider Electric campus events,
and more than 2,000 students and 200 customers are trained in joint labs.
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Joint Degree Programs
Partnering with universities to create degree programs
University of Applied Sciences Mittweida
● Master Industrial Management / Energy Management
● Course Support:
●Management of energy efficiency projects
●Knowledge of energy distribution, automation, economy and project management
●Creation of solutions with Schneider Electric technologies and products
University of Western England
● Energy Management and Sustainability MSc and Energy Technologies and Leadership BSc
● Course Support:
●Guest Lecturers
●MyEnergyUniversity collateral via Energy University
●Bursaries and sponsorship support
●Integration into Schneider Electric graduate program with “year-in-industry” placements
We also provide expertise and guest lectures at universities and organizations,
such as Fi SYK (Finnish university property owner), Tampere University of
Applied Sciences, and Tampere University of Technology.
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Other Outreach & Education Programs
Conserve My Planet (India and United States)
● Educates school children about energy conservation and how to minimize
energy use at school and at home.
Energy Efficiency Campus Competition (China)
● Competition for university students to design and build innovative energy
efficiency solutions.
Green Ambassadors
● Encourages students who have participated in Schneider Electric contests to
speak at trade fairs, press conferences, and company events around the
world. Green ambassadors receive recognition for their achievements and are
offered attractive job opportunities.
Innovation Challenge (India)
● Annual, open competition in which students showcase creative ideas that can
make everyday life efficient and easier.
HOMES Program (France)
● Consortium of 13 industrial and research partners to adapt the electrical
distribution and control systems in buildings in order to optimize energy
management: ambition of reducing energy use up to 20% in buildings.
MIT Media Lab Sponsorship (United States)
● Project to develop rapid, high-power charging station for rapid charging of
CityCar and other electric vehicles.
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Schneider Electric – the Global
Specialist in Energy Management
Balanced geographies – FY 2011sales
billion € sales
(last twelve months)
North
America
23%
Asia
Pacific
27%
Rest of
World
18%
of sales in new economies
(last twelve months)
people in 100+ countries
Western
Europe
32%
Diversified end markets – FY 2011 sales
Utilities & Infrastructure
24%
Industrial & machines
22%
Data centres
of sales devoted to R&D
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16%
Non-residential buildings
Residential
29%
9%
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A Recognized and Awarded Commitment
Reference Ethical Stock Index and Ratings
●Among the 300 selected companies
in the DJSI world out of 3500
●Top 52/500 in transparency index
●Top 29 on the performance index
●In the best-in-class companies for
Vigeo CSR rating agency
●In the Prime category of the Oekom
research ranking
Prestigious Awards
Gigaton Award
By Carbon War Room, UK
for our commitment to smart
grid and energy efficiency
Zayed Future Energy Prize
By Masdar, UAE
For our contribution to
renewables and sustainable
development
●Top 5 of the best French listed
companies in CSR
Green Cross
By National Safety Council, U.S.
●Named among World’s Most Ethical
companies (2011 & 2012) By
Ethisphere Institute - For our ethics
commitment and governance
For our health and safety
practices
Human Capital Trophy
France
For our management
internationalisation policy
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Schneider Electric has relationships
with over 80% of the world’s
top-ranked universities.
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Academic Ranking of World Universities, 2010
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