LEGRAND / 2018 Registration document

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Engagement with the academic community The Group is involved with the academic community, especially in innovative fields that represent opportunities for the electrical industry, such as access to electricity, energy consumption management, personal well-being, health and safety, as well as assisted living and electric vehicles. Legrand subsidiaries work with local universities in areas of interest to the Group, with a view to developing the skills of future electrical industry professionals. For more information about innovation at Legrand, visit the website at www.legrand.com . Involvement in legislative and regulatory developments Legrand is involved in environmental standardization through the work of CENELEC’s Technical Committee TC111X, which is in charge of environmental aspects for electrical and electronic products and systems. Its work mainly covers energy efficiency and resource efficiency. For example, Legrand’s experts, members of the French and Italian mirror committees, were directly involved in drafting the future standard dealing with product category rules (PCRs) applicable to the Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) of electrical and electronic products and systems. Through its membership of the Technical Secretariat (TS) for UPS systems, Legrand is also involved in the Product Environmental Footprint (PEF) project. The aim of this project, funded by the European Commission, is to draw up methodological guidelines for the definition of PCRs required for an LCA that reduces the environmental impact of products and services over their entire life cycle. Legrand also supports various Green Building initiatives (e.g. LEED, Green Star, BREEAM, HQE, etc.). It is a member of the Green Building Council (GBC) in several countries, including the United States, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam, Singapore and China. The Group is also involved with government authorities in the construction of the regulatory framework for energy efficiency in buildings, for example, in France (Effinergie label), the UK (Part L and Smart Home), and the USA (Ashrae). The Group takes part in the national debate in France regarding energy transition (nuclear, renewables, smart grids, etc.). In the United States, the Group is a partner of the Alliance to Save Energy. This organization brings together business leaders, policymakers and heads of environmental protection and consumer associations all over the world, who are committed to promoting energy efficiency through political, research, technological, communication and public awareness initiatives.

W Legrand and La Poste have been working together since 2015 to integrate La Poste’s Digital Hub with Legrand’s connected offering (via the Legrand Cloud) through projects in eco-neighborhoods in France. To open up its ecosystem to its partners, Legrand unveiled the Works with Legrand program at the Las Vegas CES in January 2018. This will allow third parties to connect to its solutions to offer new services and functionality, thereby creating added value for the end user. Works with Legrand is hosted on a website where all resources needed to interface with Legrand products are available. Legrand and Artificial Intelligence The vast new field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) will transform the user experience, particularly in building applications. Legrand has embarked on a program of partnerships with players specializing in AI, voice recognition, image recognition and self-learning. It is working on integrating the functions of prediction, action, dialogue and visualization into its solutions. Legrand’s partners are major players in this area, such as Apple with Siri, Amazon with Alexa, and Google with Assistant. Legrand is also experimenting with artificial intelligence to assist professionals implementing Legrand solutions. Focus: Legrand and startups Legrand is a signatory of the “Open Innovation Alliance”, aimed at fostering innovation between large corporations and startups and promoting the values of mutually beneficial collaboration. In 2017, the Group also took part in the first “French Tech Survey” to assess collaboration between startups and large corporations, and to share best practices in purchasing, co-development, commercial cooperation and investment. Legrand was named as one of the winners in the 2017 French Tech Survey. In 2018, Legrand extended its startup partnerships and carried out POCs (proofs of concept), some of which led to innovative solutions being brought to market. It is internationally renowned for its work with startups through major cooperation and investment initiatives, particularly in France and the United States. The Group is also involved in the French Tech program in France, particularly in the regions via the Energy, Health and Smart Buildings networks.

For more information on innovation management, please refer to section of this registration document.




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