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

Appointment a recognition of Schneider Electric’s long-term commitment to sustainability, company says

| | Jul 16, 2018 | 1:52 pm
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Jean-Pascal Tricoire

Dubai, UAE, 16 July 2018: UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres has appointed Jean-Pascal Tricoire, President, Global Compact France, and Chairman and CEO, Schneider Electric, to the United Nations Global Compact Board, the company announced in a Press communiqué. The UN Global Compact Board plays an important role in shaping the strategy and policy of the initiative, which acts as the United Nations flagship for responsible business action, the communiqué said. Designed as a multi-stakeholder body, the Board provides ongoing strategic and policy advice for the initiative, the communiqué further said. Board members are considered champions who are willing and able to advance the mission of the UN Global Compact and they act in a personal, honorary and unpaid capacity, the communiqué added.

According to Schneider Electric, the UN Global Compact is the world’s largest corporate sustainability initiative, with the mission to align companies’ strategies and operations with 10 universal principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption and take actions that advance societal goals. The UN Global Compact has more than 13,000 participants from more than 160 countries, the communiqué said. Global Compact France is its second-largest national network worldwide, with 10% of the participants, the communiqué further said. 

Paul Polman, Vice Chair, Board of the United Nations Global Compact, said: “I am delighted to welcome Jean-Pascal Tricoire to the Board for the UN Global Compact. Jean-Pascal has shown great leadership in driving sustainability in a business, and with his extensive global experience, I am confident that his contribution to the UN Global Compact will be very valuable in helping the organisation to continue to thrive. I look forward to our collaboration.”

Commenting on his appointment, Tricoire said: “I’m thrilled to keep contributing to the development of the UN Global Compact by joining its Global Board, four years after becoming President of Global Compact France and 16 years after Schneider Electric’s accession. As the world’s largest corporate sustainability organisation, the UN Global Compact is a tremendous collective movement for companies to make progress in the fields of human and labour rights, gender equality, environment protection and ethical business through the 10 Principles and 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.”

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