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Ensure responsible purchasing

Responsible supplier relations label

  • 10 commitments

    for responsible purchases

  • 60 %

    of the Group's supplier panel Purchasing sales is placed with suppliers sharing the principles of the Global Compact.

Faced with the globalisation of business and markets, Legrand is working with suppliers from many different countries and cultures, with highly contrasting social and environmental practices. The Group wants to build a sustainable, balanced, and mutually beneficial relationship with them, within the boundaries of a clear relationship framework.

The Group's responsible purchasing approach is based on the principle that the ethical, environmental, and societal rules applied by Legrand do not stop at its subsidiaries and production sites; they also apply to its suppliers and subcontractors. This means that Legrand expects its suppliers to meet the same standards of responsibility that it imposes on itself. Suppliers are therefore encouraged to observe the principles of the Global Compact. Compliance with these rules is an important criterion in supplier selection and management.

 

Our responsibility is to support the Group's suppliers in deploying an improvement approach

Furthermore, the purchasing specifications have integrated Legrand's requirements in terms of the environment, health and safety at work, respect of human rights and compliance with labour law. Likewise, the supplier contracts incorporate a paragraph dedicated to supplier social, societal, and environmental responsibility.

This concerns all of the Group's suppliers and subcontractors in every country. The priority is to identify likely local suppliers and to guide them in a continuous environmental and societal performance improvement process.

PRIORITY for 2014 - 2018

Support 100% of sensitive suppliers
in deploying an improvement approach on environmental
issues, fundamental human rights at work, and business ethics.

Indicator

Performance of overall risk analysis (2014); percentage of suppliers at CSR risk covered by adequate action plans (from 2014 onwards).

 
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Responsible Supplier Relations Charter

Legrand is awarded Responsible Supplier Relations certification

In 2009, Legrand helped to draw up the “Ten Commitments for Sustainable Purchasing Charter” through the CDAF (Compagnie des Dirigeants et Acheteurs de France). It was one of the first signatories of this charter, which is now known as the “Responsible Supplier Relations Charter”. In 2012, Legrand was one of the first four companies in France to receive this certification, which was renewed at the end of 2015. It confirms Legrand’s commitment to responsible purchasing practices with its suppliers, a process in which it was rated as having a very good level of performance by the firm ASEA, which performed the audit.

Sustainable purchasing code

In 2013, Legrand defined a sustainable purchasing code focusing on three rules concerning its choice of suppliers:

  • In accordance with the ILO (International Labour Organisation), whatever the laws in the country, the supplier must never make children below the age of 15 work,
  • The supplier must have performed an evaluation of occupational risks related to its business and must have implemented the necessary actions to control them,
  • The supplier must have performed an evaluation of environmental risks related to its business and must have implemented the necessary actions to control them.

 

Legrand's responsibility

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Our CSR Approach

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Offering users sustainable solutions

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Committing to our Employees

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Limiting our impact on the Environment

Limiting our impact on the Environment

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2014-2018 ROADMAP

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