Gilles Vermot Desroches
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After first experiences as president of an NGO and within a Minister cabinet in France, Gilles Vermot Desroches joined Schneider Electric in 1998. His primary mission was to create and develop the Schneider Electric Foundation. Three years later, Gilles took over the role of the new global Sustainable Development department. This new entity defines and deploys the environmental, ethical and social policies of the company, as well as developing the awareness of Schneider Electric employees and other stakeholders to sustainable development issues. Gilles has participated into projects such as the ethical guidelines of the company (2001), the creation of the sustainability performance score card (Planet & Society – 2005) or the access to energy programme (BipBop – 2008). Gilles Vermot Desroches is a member of the ORSE, OSI, also member of the management board of the French Energy Agency ADEME. He is also Vice-President of the Global Compact France and President of the COP Climate Working Group at the MEDEF.