May 13, 2019
Legrand’s latest corporate social responsibility roadmap sets out its CSR priorities for the 2019-2021 period. Following on three previous roadmaps, this latest roadmap supports the development of buildings with a view to progress for its employees, for society and for the planet. This impetus is reflected both in the roadmap’s structure and timespan, and in its priorities.
Organized around three focal areas — Business Ecosystem, People, and Environment — and over a three-year period for greater agility, Legrand’s new roadmap aims to provide a better response to the priority challenges expressed by stakeholders in the company’s latest materiality survey. It also actively contributes to enabling attainment of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.
Looking ahead to 2021, Legrand is making commitments to 10 challenges translated into 18 priorities. Legrand’s progress, whose progress will be measured annually by a set of 22 indicators. For example, the company intends to
• train 3,000 employees each year in business ethics
• contribute to improving the situation of 100% of suppliers identified as at-risks in CSR terms
• ensure fair treatment of its employees (in terms of human rights, training, social security coverage, diversity, and workplace health and safety)
• contribute to the development of the communities where Legrand operates, especially through a carefully targeted sponsorship strategy, in at least 75% of the Group’s countries
• recover 90% of its waste
• apply the principles of the circular economy to all its R&D centres
In addition, Legrand has set longer-term ambitions by 2030, including generating 80% of its sales with sustainable products, having one third of key positions occupied by women, and achieving a 30% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions directly related to the Group’s activity.
Find out all about Legrand’s CSR strategy at https://www.legrand.com/en/en/our-responsibility/csr-home