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[Photos] How Schneider Electric's new HQ connects staff to the company purpose


Earlier this year, Schneider Electric launched its new East Asia and Japan headquarters (HQ) in Singapore. This new HQ brings together multiple operations across the island to one location to better serve customers and industry partners in Singapore and throughout East Asia and Japan.

As part of this, Schneider Electric also established its first large-scale Innovation Hub in Asia. The hub is a co-innovation platform with world-class facilities, enabling the global energy management and automation firm to develop tailored solutions to optimise energy efficiencies for building, healthcare, data center, oil and gas and utilities segments.

Spanning over 18,500 sqm and home to over 1,200 employees, the hub will bring together software engineers, solution architects and research scientists to work on Schneider Electric’s EcoStruxure™ - its open, interoperable, IoT-enabled system architecture and platform.

As per Schneider Electric’s commitment to becoming fully carbon neutral by 2030, the new HQ was retrofitted at a cost of S$23 million and is Schneider Electric’s first building in East Asia & Japan to use a hybrid electricity power source powered by solar panels installed onsite and offsite. Powered by Schneider Electric’s own smart building management solutions, it is the first office building to qualify for a BCA Green Mark Platinum Award by the Building and Construction Authority for Existing Non-Residential Building Pilot Version 2017.

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Q What are three ways an engaging office space help improve productivity?

Firstly, it helps to increase employee satisfaction at the workplace. When employees are engaged with the workspace, it helps to increase overall employee morale and they become more motivated workers.

Secondly, an engaging office space allows employees to better interact with their coworkers and the company. It provides a space where they feel comfortable and can act on their passion for their work, encouraging innovation in the workplace.

Thirdly, it helps to promote a fun and positive working culture. It enables employees, who are driven by their work, to go beyond to achieve greater success for themselves and the company.

Q What advice would you give other companies that are planning on redecorating their offices?

Companies should look to create an office that is open and collaborative, while being energy efficient and sustainable. Additionally, having a flexible working environment is equally important to ensuring employees’ well-being. When employees are happy at work, they become more productive and success driven. It is important for companies to do right by their people as well as the environment.

Scroll through the gallery to check out more photos of Schneider Electric's new East Asia and Japan HQ.

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