LEGRAND / 2018 Registration document

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Since the end of 2016, Legrand has been part of the ILO Global Business and Disability Network, which brings together companies to promote the inclusion of disability by highlighting the benefits of recruiting people with disabilities and facilitating the sharing of knowledge and best practice between companies, business networks and the ILO. Legrand has ratified the network’s Global Business and

Disability Charter. The Charter covers areas ranging from protecting staff with disabilities against all forms of discrimination, to making company premises and internal communication more accessible for disabled employees. As a signatory, Legrand intends to pursue its efforts to promote the inclusion and integration of people with disabilities in the workplace.


All these environmental representatives work closely with each of SBU quality, environment and safety managers, and with the Group Environment team. Industrial sites as well as the major administrative and logistics sites contribute to Group environmental reports by producing some 30 indicators, such as energy and water consumption, VOC (volatile organic compound) emissions and waste production. A selection of the data from these reports can be found in section 4.7.3. of this registration document. In addition, by actively contributing to the industry CSR guide published by GIMELEC (the French association for the electrical industry), Legrand has sought to provide specific information about the sector, and in particular to identify the environmental impacts that apply to its businesses. This is particularly the case with noise pollution: as a manufacturing industry, noise pollution is limited to the noise of machinery located inside buildings; this is controlled so as not to generate any particular problem to neighborhoods around the Group’s sites. The subject of food waste is not directly related to Legrand’s business. Consequently, Legrand does not consider that the topic materially concerns its operations and therefore has not specifically covered it in this registration document (consistent with the “comply or explain” approach).

Legrand has long been committed to safeguarding the environment. This responsibility applies not only to the Group’s sites but also the design of its products. The challenge is to innovate in order to limit the environmental impact of Legrand’s operations. This includes promoting the development of a circular economy. To achieve this objective, Legrand encourages grassroots action at its production and R&D sites, which is overseen by the SBUs (Strategic Business Units). At the same time, the Group Environment Department manages the Group’s environmental policy within the Strategy and Development Department and contributes to environmental reporting by providing data analysis. More than 140 people worldwide work on environmental issues. For example, environmental representatives at the various production sites ensure that the Group’s environmental policy is implemented. They are responsible in particular for implementing environmental diagnostics. As part of Legrand’s operational organization, they also help implement improvement plans, in most cases as part of an Environmental Management System (EMS). Similarly, ecodesign specialists at R&D centers are involved in implementing tools and best practices.





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