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 its partners.
- Charter of Fundamental Principles
- Legrand Group guide to good business practices
- Modern Slavery Act
- Fair Competition Charter
- Global Compact participant
- Industry Recognition
- Environmental Policy
- Energy Policy
- ISO 14001 Certification
- ISO 50001 Certification
- Tax Strategy Statement
- Gender Pay Gap Reporting Regulations
- Ethics and Fraud Alert
- Letter of Commitment
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.
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
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
ISO 50001 : 2011
The achievement of ISO 50001 certification is consistent with Legrand’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) strategy, as its 2014-2018 roadmap already includes a target of reducing energy intensity by at least 10%.
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.
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.
Ethics and Fraud Alert
Legrand has put in place an ethics and fraud alert procedure.
It enables the following:
1. The gathering of alerts from Group employees concerning the existence of behaviour or situations that violate the Group’s charters and guidelines, in particular in the areas of compliance, discrimination, harassment, health and safety.
2. The gathering of alerts from external and occasional service providers and employees concerning events and risks in the areas of corruption and influence peddling, in accordance with the French Sapin II act and enabling any person to alert the Group regarding a crime or an offence, a serious and manifest violation of an international commitment duly ratified or approved by France, a serious and manifest violation of a unilateral act of an international organisation undertaken on the basis of a duly ratified international commitment, a serious and manifest violation of the law or of regulations, or a serious threat or prejudice to the general interest, of which the issuer of the alert has become aware.
The purpose of the ethics and fraud alert procedure is to put an end to events reported and implement any necessary sanctions.
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.