25.7 bn +6.6% organic
Adjusted EBITA
3.9 bn +10.3% organic
Net Income
2.3 bn +9%
Proposed Dividend Per Share
2.35 +7%
R&D investment
1.3 bn c. 5% of revenues +8%

Strategy, technologies & businesses

March 29

Schneider Electric Opens New East Asia & Japan Headquarters in Singapore

April 3

Schneider Electric transforms its Le Vaudreuil site into a smart factory showcase using EcoStruxure for Industry

April 5 – 6

Schneider Electric hosts more than 5,000 customers, partners and influencers at its Global Innovation Summit in Paris

April 5

Schneider Electric, Danfoss and Somfy join forces to create a Connectivity Ecosystem for residential, mid-size building and hotel markets

September 20

Two Schneider Electric smart factories recognized as the Lighthouses of the Fourth Industrial Revolution by the World Economic Forum

November 13

Schneider Electric boosts its innovation ecosystem with ‘Schneider Electric Ventures’ to identify, nurture and support bold ideas


January 25

Schneider Electric takes control of IGE+XAO after the successful tender offer

March 1

Schneider Electric announces the completion of the combination between AVEVA and the Schneider Electric industrial software business

March 7

Schneider Electric launches a capital increase reserved for employees

May 1

Schneider Electric, partners with Temasek to buy Larsen & Toubro’s Electrical & Automation business and to combine it with its Low Voltage & Industrial Automation Products business in India

Human Capital

January 22

Schneider Electric features among the 104 companies included in the 2018 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index

February 7

Schneider Electric is named as one of the World’s Most Admired Companies, according to the 2018 list published by Fortune. The company ranks fifth in the electronics industry

October 9

Schneider Electric ranks in the top 15 companies in the world for Gender Equality, according to Equileap

10 – 13 October

Schneider Electric announces the winning team of Go Green in the City 2018, its international student case study competition focusing on innovative energy solutions for smart cities

Corporate Social Responsibility

January 23

Schneider Electric launches a partnership with Sustainable Energy for All (SEforALL)

February 12

Schneider Electric is named one of the 2018 World’s Most Ethical Companies® by the Ethisphere® Institute

April 5

Schneider Electric unveils EcoStruxure™ for Energy Access, an affordable, flexible and open architecture and platform that improve profitability and efficiency of off-grid installations with data-driven analysis

June 20

Jean-Pascal Tricoire is appointed to the Board of the United Nations Global Compact

November 27

Schneider Electric supports #GivingTuesday 2018 and involves its employees in 40 countries

December 11

Schneider Electric presents Villaya Emergency, a containerized mobile solar microgrid solution designed for ease of use in any humanitarian emergency

At a glance

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Schneider Electric is leading the Digital Transformation of Energy Management and Automation in Homes, Buildings, Data Centers, Infrastructure and Industries.

With global presence in over 100 countries, Schneider is the undisputable leader in Power Management – Medium Voltage, Low Voltage and Secure Power, and in Automation Systems. We provide integrated efficiency solutions, combining energy, automation and software.

In our global ecosystem, we collaborate with the largest Partner, Integrator and Developer Community on our Open Platform to deliver real-time control and operational efficiency.

We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

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Percentage of revenue by geography
Percentage of total employees by geography
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  • North America 28% 22%
  • Western Europe 27% 27%
  • Rest of the world 16% 20%
  • Asia-Pacific 29% 31%
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North America

28% 22%

Western Europe

27% 27%

Rest of the world

16% 20%


29% 31%

Energy management

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Medium voltage

Medium voltage and Grid automation The Medium Voltage business provides our customers with the answer to the complex equation of the energy transition.
  • Medium voltage electrical distribution products, solutions and services;
  • Electrical grid automation and protection solutions;
  • Integrated management software for sensitive mission infrastructure.
Percentage of total revenue
No.1 Worldwide
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Low voltage

Low voltage and building automation The Low Voltage business addresses the needs of all end-markets from residential to commercial buildings, industrial business sectors, infrastructure and data centers.
  • Building comfort and energy efficiency;
  • Low voltage electrical distribution products and solutions.
Percentage of total revenue
No.1 Worldwide
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Secure power

Secure energy, cooling & services The Secure Power business specializes in critical power products and solutions for data centers and other applications where power continuity and quality are essential (hospitals, industries, etc.).
  • Distributed Secure Power, for homes and buildings;
  • Full solutions for data centers and Edge computing.
Percentage of total revenue
No.1 Worldwide

Industrial Automation

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Industrial automation

Full solution for machine and process automation
  • Comprehensive automation and control solutions and products for production machinery and production plants;
  • Distributed control, instrumentation and safety systems for process automation;
  • Software for the design (AVEVA) management of industrial operations, modeling/ simulation and asset management.
Percentage of total revenue
No.4 Worldwide

Innovation is key to our company's growth. Schneider Electric has had a history of innovation for more than 100 years.

Changes in our world are more profound than ever. New technologies, enabling distributed and connected energy for the first time, challenge us to redefine the way we live our lives. Schneider Electric invents technologies that will transform the places where we live, work, and play. As the global specialist in energy management and automation, we create connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. At Schneider Electric, we call this Life Is On. Life Is On when life is energized, efficient and connected. And life gets richer and more sustainable when energy gets safer, more reliable, and more efficient. Our promise is to make sure Life Is On for everyone, everywhere and at every moment.

Schneider Electric shares its expertise in energy management, industrial automation, and process efficiency to help people connect to an always-on world. Since 2016, EcoStruxureTM, which is Schneider Electric’s IoT-enabled open and interoperable system architecture and platform, is delivering enhanced value around safety, reliability, efficiency, sustainability and connectivity for our customers.

The Internet of Things (IoT) is simply the inter-networking of physical devices to collect and exchange data via internet protocol (IP). The true power and applicable value of IoT becomes evident when it is connected to the 5 emerging technology transformations that accelerate our capacity to converge OT and IT systems: mobility, cloud, sensing, analytics and cybersecurity. With EcoStruxureTM, we continue to leverage these advancements to deliver innovation at every level – from Connected Products to Edge Control to Applications, Analytics and Services. We deliver our innovative solutions through tested and validated futureproof reference architectures that enable the design of end-to-end, open, interoperable and connected systems.

Our EcoStruxureTM platform enables the design and operation of connected systems at scale with best-in-class security built around 3 core capabilities.

Data Center
End-to-End Cybersecurity
Cloud and/or On Premise
Apps, Analytics & Services
Edge Control
Connected Products

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We believe that great people and partners make Schneider a great company and that our commitment to Innovation, Diversity and Sustainability ensures that Life is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

A vision of a more: Electric, Digital, Decarbonised and Decentralised world.

Our commitments: Schneider Electric commits, in the short and long term, to contribute to making the planet more sustainable for all its stakeholders.

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Our resources
  • 137 000 employees
  • 82% of independent administrators
  • 230 industrial and logistics sites certified ISO14001
  • 98 distribution centers around the world
  • 178 sites labeled towards zero waste to landfill
  • c. 5% of revenues invested in R&D
  • 8,500 R&D engineers
  • Procurement volume > €12bn
  • Energy consumption, 1,258 TWh equivalent
  • Water consumption, 2,700 thousand m3
  • Shareholders' equity, €22.3bn
  • Free cash flow, €2.1bn
  • Green Bond, €300m emitted in 2015
* Of Schneider Electric's revenue
Our ecosystem
2 core offerings of Energy Management and Industrial Automation serving the Energy Transition and Industry 4.0. Integrated and digitized solutions through EcoStruxureTM, our global, homogeneous and agnostic platform for efficiency and sustainability.

From the business partnership to a culture of dialogue with all our stakeholders:

  • Clients
  • Civil Society
  • Social
  • Institutional
  • Technical
  • Financial
  • Partners
Common values: Meaningful, Inclusive, Empowered
Our value creation
Inspired, trained and committed employees
  • Medical Incident Rate per million hours worked, 0,94
  • 5,691 volunteering days thanks to our VolunteerIn global platform
67% Employee Engagement Index
3.2m Training hours
Product and Services serving the Energy Transition
  • +13.8% turnover for our Energy and Sustainability Services
  • €6.59bn revenue from our new Green Premium portfolio
51m Metric tons CO2 saved on our customers’ end thanks to our EcoStruxure offers
43,572 Metric tons of avoided primary resource consumption through ECOFITTM recycling and take-back programs
Resolute social and societal commitments
  • 92% of employees are working in a country with commitment and process in place to achieve gender pay equity
  • 21.6% of our leaders are women. We target 30% by 2020
  • +1,300 decentralized electrification systems and solar micro-grids installed since 2015
196,162 Underprivileged people trained in energy management since 2015
155 Suppliers under Human Rights & Environment vigilance received specific on-site assessment
Strong financial performance
  • Proposed dividend per share €2.35, +7% vs 2017
  • +10% Operational margin organic growth
25,720m € revenue
2,334m € net income
Unprecedented global challenges

In this 21st century, humanity is facing the most daunting challenge in its history: the need to radically transform its economic growth model in less than 30 years or face catastrophic changes to its ecosystem. While global GHG emissions continue to grow(1), the devastating effects of these changes are already being felt: an increase in the frequency and magnitude of extreme climate events, melting glaciers, disappearing coral reefs, and so on; added to this is the alarming loss of biodiversity.

Resolutely determined to contribute to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), Schneider Electric provides innovative solutions to overcome the energy paradox: balancing the need to reduce the planet’s carbon footprint with the inalienable human right to quality energy.

Schneider Electric has made strong climate commitments for its entire ecosystem, ranging from helping its suppliers to reducing the emissions of its customers, as well as an ambitious action plan on its own operational scope. The Group’s ecosystem also comprises the 1.1 billion people – 1 out of 6 people on this planet – who do not have access to electricity. Access to energy is a basic human right. The Group develops inclusive business models and creates solutions to supply clean, safe and reliable energy to such people. The Group also contributes to the fight against fuel poverty in mature economies.

Schneider Electric seeks to make this necessary low-carbon energy transition a fair transition. That is why it has placed social and societal challenges at the very top of its agenda, for the personal fulfilment of its employees and for compliance with its values by its partners.

1) UN Emissions gap report 2018

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