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Enable sustainable access to electricity for all

  • 20 %

    of the world's population do not have access to electricity (1)

  • 3.4 million

    people in France are energy poor (2)

  • 100 projets

    conducted with Electriciens sans frontières since 2007 in more than

    20 countries

  • (1) Source: UN 2009
    (2) Source: Promotelec and Consuel

Because electricity is an essential development factor for populations, Legrand considers that it has a responsibility to allow the greatest possible number of people to gain sustainable access to electricity. The aim is to reduce energy inequality all over the world. This involves allowing everyone to benefit from access to electricity and taking action against electricity poverty.

 

Our responsibility is to allow the greatest possible number of people to have access to electricity

In order to meet the electricity needs of the largest number of people, Legrand works in conjunction with stakeholders involved in local development. As such, since 2007, the Group has been a partner of Électriciens sans frontières, an NGO working on developing access to energy for the most impoverished populations. This partnership involves providing support for long-term development projects (electrification of school or hospital buildings, for example) and providing assistance for emergency humanitarian actions when needed. Legrand's support for Electriciens sans frontières is implemented by providing financial aid, equipment and expertise. To date, Legrand has participated in over 90 projects alongside Electriciens sans frontières to bring emergency assistance or access to electricity to people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This action has provided approximately 1.1 million people with access to electricity, in over 20 countries.

PRIORITY for 2014 - 2018

Aim to enable 800,000 additional people
to benefit from access to electricity, whether directly or indirectly.

Indicator

Number of people with access to electricity under the partnership with Électriciens Sans Frontières.

 
Typhoon Haiyan

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Typhoon Haiyan: emergency aid in the Philippines

In late 2013, Legrand mobilised to provide assistance to the Electriciens sans frontières teams sent to the Philippines in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan, which devastated the central region of the country.

The aim of the mission was to help the victims of the disaster by lighting the refugee camps. Legrand contributed equipment required to set up electrical generator systems for those camps. The Group also made its teams aware of this humanitarian crisis and started a collection to support the work of Electriciens sans frontières.

 

Our responsibility is to combat exclusion and electricity poverty

For Legrand, a leading company in the electrical sector, reducing poverty also means supporting people suffering from exclusion, deprivation, or discrimination. This long-term commitment supports the Group's charitable actions.

It resulted in the creation of the Legrand Foundation in 2014. Created under the aegis of Fondation Agir Contre l'Exclusion (FACE), a registered non-profit organisation, the Legrand Foundation was created to combat energy poverty and exclusion associated with the loss of independence, and to promote education and employment in the electrical sector. Its mission is to act as a springboard for all those who are excluded, disadvantaged or discriminated against. The creation of the Legrand Foundation also demonstrates Legrand's wish to be a driving force for the whole electrical sector.

The Legrand Foundation fits into the framework of the Legrand Electricity for all™ programme, which federates all of the Group's actions aiming to sustainably reduce energy inequalities.

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PRIORITY for 2014 - 2018

Ensure the widest possible access to the benefits
of Legrand Foundation initiatives.


Indicator

Number and type of projects carried out by the Legrand Foundation.

 
Senior citizens

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"Growing old happily at home": a pilot project to support social housing authorities in the field of loss of autonomy

The Legrand Foundation wishes to assist ageing or dependent persons who are financially insecure, particularly those living in social housing. To that end, the Legrand Foundation wants to make social housing authorities aware of the issues surrounding loss of independence. The purpose is, on the one hand, to help them identify ways in which flats can be adapted, and on the other hand to guide them in explaining the benefits of these adaptations to the tenants concerned.

The "Growing old happily at home" project was initially launched in Limoges, and is due to be replicated in other cities, with other social housing authorities. The aim is to duplicate this exchange model between the social housing authority and the tenant.

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