Corporate social responsibility (CSR)
At Legrand we are committed to improving lives and this means creating a more sustainable world for everybody.
As a specialist in electrical and digital infrastructure, we provide solutions for buildings that are simple, innovative and sustainable in their usage and by design. By working hand in hand with our partners as well as further improving our internal processes our aim is to reduce and, if possible, eliminate the negative impact our activities have on the environment and the communities we work with.
To achieve this, reducing our carbon footprint and developing a circular economy approach within our activities are our priorities. In addition, we are committed to promoting diversity and inclusion, while being a responsible business in our day-to-day relationships with all our stakeholders, especially our employees, customers and suppliers.
We have laid out our CSR commitments in four main areas, which bring together the most tangible challenges for us and our stakeholders.
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 its partners.
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.
Legrand Group guide to good business practices
The spreading of good business practices is part of a wider permanent effort to respect our customers, suppliers and business partners.
Modern Slavery Act
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Legrand Electric Ltd has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Fair Competition Charter
Healthy and fair competition guarantees the best possible working of the markets and encourages long-term innovation.
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.
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
Legrand Electric Limited's Environmental Policy document outlines Legrand's philosophy and commitment in the UK and its export markets.
As a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, capitalising on its privileged position as a supplier of energy efficiency solutions that can be applied at its own sites, Legrand is committed to a policy of continuous improvement of its energy efficiency.
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
Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations
Following the introduction of new regulations, employers with 250 or more employees must publish specific figures about their gender pay gap on their own website and on the government's online reporting service. It is a legal requirement for all relevant employers to publish their data.
Tax Strategy Statement
This statement sets out Legrand Electric Ltd’s approach to UK taxation.
Legrand Electric Ltd seeks to have an open and constructive relationship with HMRC. Tax returns and payments are filed on time. When submitting Tax Returns and computations all relevant facts are disclosed. All legal and regulatory requirements are complied with.
Ethics and Fraud Alert
Making a commitment together
The Legrand Group is actively involved in observing the rules of ethical behaviour. The General Management declares its support for all the Charters setting out the Group's business ethics principles. All Managers of subsidiaries sign letters committing to the proper implementation of the compliance programme. And every employee undertakes to adopt ethical behaviour.
A network of ethics officers and compliance officers is operational in all of the Group's subsidiaries.
Letter of Commitment
Ethical behaviour is one of the Legrand Group's fundamental values and it reflects how the Group views and approaches its business.
Legrand is committed to preventing corruption and fraud and to observing the rules of fair competition. The Group also organises itself to avoid Conflicts of Interest, to avoid conducting business with countries subject to embargoes, to prevent money laundering and the funding of terrorism.
Occupational Health & Safety Policy
Occupational health and safety are an essential requirement for the Legrand Group which firmly believes that providing safe and healthy working conditions and a good quality of life at work is both a duty with regard to its employees and crucial to its overall performance. This is a key ingredient of its corporate social responsibility (CSR) to which all Group employees need to contribute.
WEEE Registration Number WEE/HJ0048TZ
Legrand Electric Limited is compliant with the Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Regulations 2013, with Producer Registration Number: WEE//HJ0048TZ. We are a Member of the B2B Compliance scheme (Scheme Approval Number WEE/MP3338PT/SCH), which handles our WEEE obligations on our behalf.
EcoVadis - Platinum sustainability rating
EcoVadis is the world’s largest and most trusted provider of business sustainability ratings, creating a global network of more than 75,000 rated companies. Legrand SA (Group) is proud to have been awarded their platinum sustainability rating in 2021.