Corporate social responsibility

At Legrand, Corporate Social Responsibility lies at the foundation of our business, our development strategy and the new challenges we face.

For many years now, Legrand has worked with its customers and partners to ensure profitable, lasting and responsible growth in its operations. This is how we meet the environmental, business and social challenges facing the world today and tomorrow.

Our aim is to innovate to offer sustainable solutions to our users, to act ethically towards society, and to make a commitment to and with the Group’s 36,000 employees. All the while limiting our impact on the environment.

At the heart of its business Legrand's CSR strategy is based on four points:

Behind each of these ten CSR issues, Legrand has defined priorities for the period 2014-2018. These priorities constitute its CSR roadmap.

2014 - 18 roadmap

Our 2014-18 roadmap sets out the Group’s key CSR commitments for the period. In particular, it specifies the 21 priorities the Group has set for itself to work on between now and 2018. The annual tracking of indicators relating to these 21 priorities provides a measure of the Group’s CSR performance.

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Legrand... a responsible partner

Selecting Legrand as your supplier ensures a partner that delivers innovation, offering market leading low carbon solutions in addition to very high standards of corporate social responsibility. Working together we can create solutions that deliver less carbon to the environment.

Commitment from the Legrand Group Worldwide

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Discover more about the actions and tools Legrand uses to deliver a more sustainable future for all it's partners.

Charter of Fundamental Principles

Charter of Fundamental Principles

The Charter of Fundamental Principles reflects the way in which our Group conceives and understands the issues we face: it sets out the values shared by the personnel within the Group and the manner in which we wish to set ourselves apart as a company. The Charter of Fundamental Principles also details the Legrand Group's key principles with respect to risk prevention and the environment and, moreover, forms an integral part of our policy for sustainable development.

Fair Competition Charter

Fair Competition Charter

Healthy and fair competition guarantees the best possible working of the markets and encourages long-term innovation.

Global Compact participant

Global Compact participant

In line with the Group's values and the Charter of Fundamental Principles, Legrand's endorsement of the Global Compact is a major part of the Group's social responsibility policy.

The Global Compact is a United Nations initiative which aims to endow world markets with responsible values and practices, to enable all people to benefit from the advantages of globalisation. The Global Compact sets out ten principles concerning the respect of human rights, the elimination of discrimination in respect of employment, the protection of the environment and combating corruption.

Industry Recognition

A recognised transparent process

The performance of the Group's sustainable development process has been recognised by its inclusion in several international indexes that are accepted authorities on Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) including:

  • ASPI and ETHIBEL Europe indexes
  • the ECPI Ethical EMU Equity index
  • included in the SAM (Sustainable Asset Management Indexes GmbH) sustainability yearbook

Environmental Policy

Environmental Policy

Legrand Electric Limited's Environmental Policy document outlines Legrand's philosophy and commitment in the UK and its export markets.

ISO 14001 Certification

Aiming for ISO 14001 certification across all Group sites

Legrand's approach aims to prevent environmental risks and improve site performance. Regularly assessed, the management system for industrial and logistical sites implements tailor-made action plans within a continuous improvement approach.

All Legrand Electric Limited's manufacturing sites are certified to the Environmental Management Standard of ISO 14001 : 2004