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Guarantee health and SAFETY at work

  • 1 Prevention Charter

  • 100 %

    of employees* are subject to a formal risk assessments

  • More than

    3 hours

    of health and safety training per person per year

*excluding acquisitions under 3 years.

Legrand is strongly committed to the health and safety of employees at work; this commitment is formalised in the Group's Prevention Charter. The Charter was updated in 2013 and defines three principles: compliance with national laws and regulations, integrating safety into the industrial approach, and harmonising prevention strategies.


Our responsibility is to control occupational risks

The control of occupational risks is a fundamental principle of health and safety at work. All Group subsidiaries and sites are concerned and involved in the initiative. The prevention policy is materialised by actions on the technical, organisational, and human fronts:

  • A common reporting tool for all entities of the Legrand Group is used to consolidate the health and safety statistical indicators and to promote good practice throughout the Group.
  • The Group defines targets in terms of the preventive measures implemented. Legrand considers this an effective method of building upon solid foundations and making long-term progress. That is why every unit in the Group is improving its occupational health and safety management by implementing appropriate measures in observance of Group prevention policy.

Priority for 2014 - 2018

Deploy and maintain an occupational risk control plan
covering 90% of the Group's employees.


Percentage of employees covered by the occupational risk management plan based on the key principles of ILO-OSH 2001.


National agreements to monitor and improve workplace health and safety

Legrand employees benefit from an occupational risk prevention agreements.

For example, all of the Group's French sites are covered by three national agreements signed with the trade unions: agreement on recruitment and retention of older workers, agreement on the method for preventing psychosocial risks and concerning quality of life at work, agreement on prevention of disability and the integration of disabled workers.


Mexico is covered by an agreement concerning the operation of the health and safety committee.

Moreover, agreements have been signed in Korea, Australia, the USA, and India concerning general topics in the field of health and safety at work, individual protection, occupational health, risk evaluation, etc.


Our responsibility is to monitor and improve workplace health and safety

One of the aims of the Prevention policy implemented by Legrand is to improve the accidentology results (accidents at work and occupational illnesses). A workplace health and safety management system in accordance with the ILO-OSH 2001 guidelines is being gradually deployed in the entities of the Group. Its aim is also to promote best practices throughout the Group.

Priority for 2014 - 2018

Deploy and maintain at 90% of Group employees the process to monitor
and improve workplace health and safety, for the purpose
of reducing the frequency of workplace accidents in the Group by 20%.


- percentage of workforce covered by the health and safety monitoring and improvement process based on ILO-OSH 2001
- frequency of workplace accidents.


Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD): preventing at-risk situations

Musculoskeletal disorders (Repetitive strain injury) are the main cause of occupational illness in the Legrand Group. To guide employees, a multi-disciplinary group consisting of occupational physicians and persons from the Group representing different functions (HR, production, industrialisation, Lean manufacturing, prevention) has drafted an MSD Directive.

This Directive suggests a method for detecting situations posing a high MSD risk. It contains information concerning MSDs specific to Legrand's activities. It also formalises the Group's desire to ensure ergonomic workstations and more widely, to take into account all risk factors that contribute to the occurrence of MSDs, starting from the development phase of new productions or organisations.

health promotion

Occupational health promotion.

The Italian subsidiary of the Group launched at the Varese and Tradate sites, a program on preventing illness and promoting health and well-being in the workplace. Its primary areas of focus are promoting proper nutrition, combating addictions (tobacco, gambling, alcohol and drugs), and promoting physical activity, social and personal wellbeing, road safety and long-term mobility. The first phase currently under way concerns nutrition. Action taken includes educational posters, meet-ups and briefings with nutritionists, and specific initiatives in company canteens.

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Three Pillars 
Serenity On aims to guarantee Legrand employees a minimum level of social protection in all the countries where the Group is based. The program sets objectives related to parenthood, healthcare and death/ disability. Each Group entity is responsible for implementing them locally by 2021.

A major step forward 
Serenity On is an indication that we belong to a global Group which is committed to its teams and intends to respect each person. It ultimately encourages loyalty to Legrand and enhances its attractiveness as an employer.

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