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charte fondamentaux

Ethical commitment of Group

The Legrand Group Charter of fundamental principles

"Ethical behaviour, Customer Awareness, Resource Enhancement and Innovation are the core values underlying the Legrand Group's management philosophy. These values have been built over time within the company, and are the essence of our corporate culture. We pass them on internally through our management principles and externally via our relationships with our partners."

These are the first words of the Legrand Group Charter of Fundamental Principles. The Charter reflects how Legrand views the development of its business, sets out the values shared by the men and women within the Group and the way in which Legrand wants to set itself apart as a company. The Charter of Fundamental Principles also sets out the Legrand Group's main principles concerning Health and Safety and the Environment. It is an integral part of the the company's sustainable development policy.
Click here to read a copy of the Legrand Group Charter of Fundamental Principles and its supplements on competition (pdf):

Charter of Fundamental Principles

Fair Competition Charter

Guide to Good Business Practices


The Group focuses on preventing corruption, combating fraud and ensuring compliance with competition rules; in addition it also covers conflicts of interest, compliance with embargoes, as well as measures against money laundering and the financing of terrorism.

The strong commitment of the General Management in this regard is reflected by its signing of the Global Compact and by adherence to universal principles and international reference texts, such as the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the OECD Convention and Guidelines, and the United Nations Convention on Corruption.
Group policy on business ethics was defined with an emphasis on sharing experiences, especially with other industry players and through meetings with the professional association GIMELEC and also with CAPIEL (Coordinating Committee for Electrical Equipment Manufacturers Associations).

The Legrand Group monitors developments in standards and technical laws applicable to the products and facilities within the scope of its activities, through its membership of manufacturers’ associations and by actively participating in the national, international and, in particular, European work of the standardization committees. It acts in strict compliance with national and international regulations and in agreement with the principles of the Guide to Good Business Practices. The development of standards and their impacts on the Group’s business are incorporated into Group policies at a very early stage, to manage both the risks and opportunities arising as a result.

The Group ensures that all of its stakeholders are informed and comply with its policy of business ethics. It’s each employee’s responsibility to be aware of all of the rules applicable within the scope of their job responsibilities, especially the laws and regulations applicable to their own activity. Employees can consult their immediate supervisor, or the Group’s Legal Department or Human Resources Department, with a generic email adress (ethics.legrand@legrandelectric.com ) on any issue concerning ethical or legal requirements.


The Group recognizes the values enshrined in the UN International Charter of Human Rights, which comprises both the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (1948) and the ILO (International Labour Organisation) Declaration. Whatever the local context, the Group makes a point of demonstrating respect for Human Rights and deals with the risk of any violation by referring to the legislation.

The Group is committed to improve human rights and to remedy any violation of Human Rights at work if the case occurs, concerning employees at its facilities, in particular as regards freedom of association and the recognition of the right to collective bargaining, the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labour, the effective abolition of child labour, the elimination of discrimination in matters of employment and occupation, as well as health and safety.


the compliance program

In September 2011, a compliance program was formalized that involves all of the constituent areas of business ethics: corruption and fraud risk management, ensuring compliance with rules concerning competition law,
and compliance with securities trading ethics. This program is organized around fi ve principles:
■ a strong commitment by the Group’s senior management;
■ a methodology for Group risk analysis;
■ clear policies and control mechanisms;
■ training and communication initiatives;
■ an internal audit process and implementation of action plans in response to risks.

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