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 So that no-one gets left behind 

Gilles Schnepp : Legrand Group Chairman

Gilles Schnepp
Legrand Group Chairman
and Chief Executive Officer
Chairman of the Legrand Foundation

Because…

  • 1.2 million

    people in France are living in a dependency situation

  • 3.4 million

    people in France are electricity poor

  • 7 million

    dwellings in France carry an electrical risk

  • More than

    100,000
    students

    are learning electrical trades every year

…THE LEGRAND FOUNDATION IS COMMITTED TO COMBATING EXCLUSION AND ELECTRICITY POVERTY

The Legrand Foundation is under the aegis of Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE), a registered non-profit organisation.

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ABOUT THE
LEGRAND FOUNDATION

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THE LEGRAND FOUNDATION AIMS TO COMBAT EXCLUSION RELATED TO A LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE AND ELECTRICITY POVERTY, AND TO PROMOTE EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT IN THE ELECTRICAL SECTOR.

Launched in March 2014, it is the first foundation to be created under the aegis of Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE), a registered non-profit organisation.

It lies at the core of the Legrand Group’s social responsibility.

COMBATING EXCLUSION AND ELECTRICITY POVERTY

The aim of the Legrand Foundation is to help those who are excluded or discriminated against, by using the Legrand Group’s know-how and solutions.
It thereby wishes to assist:

  •  those who are isolated due to a loss of independence
  •  those who cannot meet their energy costs or whose insecure situation compromises their electrical safety
  •  those most in need of support for training and access to employment in the electrical sector

 

4 AREAS

The Legrand Foundation operates in four areas:

 

SPECIAL FOCUS…

Legrand is also expanding in the new economies by pursuing its strategy
of targeted, self-financed acquisitions of small to medium sized businesses
in strong positions on promising markets.

Close to 50% of additional sales acquired since 2004 has come from
the new economies.

Growing old happily at home

A PILOT PROJECT TO SUPPORT SOCIAL HOUSING AUTHORITIES
IN THE FIELD OF LOSS OF INDEPENDENCE.

Senior citizens

The Legrand Foundation wants
to make social housing authorities aware of the issues surrounding loss of independence. The idea is, on the one hand, to help them identify ways in which dwellings can be adapted, and on the other hand to guide them in explaining the benefits of these adaptations to the tenants concerned.

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"Impact" project

A PROGRAMME IN SUPPORT
OF INITIATIVES BY SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURS IN MATTERS
OF ENERGY EFFICIENCY.

Alongside the Rexel Foundation,
a foundation for progress in energy, the Legrand Foundation supports social entrepreneurs with innovative projects in the field of energy efficiency, in particular by the implementation of a skills sharing platform. This "Skills, products, and infrastructures" platform aims to support the structuring and development of selected initiatives.

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A SHELTERED FOUNDATION

The Legrand Foundation is the first foundation to be created under the aegis of Fondation Agir Contre l’Exclusion (FACE), a registered non-profit organisation, created in 1993 on the initiative of 15 major corporations and chaired by Gérard Mestrallet, CEO of GDF SUEZ, which encourages social and societal engagement of the economic fabric within territories.

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Thanks to its network of local associations, it now involves more than
4,750 companies, both large corporations and SMEs, and has become the first network
of companies in France to focus on CSR, integration, education, and access
to services

 

AT THE CORE OF THE LEGRAND GROUP’S SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY

The Legrand Foundation is an initiative which fits at the core of the Legrand Group’s corporate social responsibility.It forms part of the Legrand Electricity
for all programme
, which seeks to act in order to sustainably reduce energy inequalities. It also shows Legrand’s desire to play a driving role for the electrical sector as a whole.

Legrand & éléctriciens sans frontières

Legrand & électriciens sans frontières

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Electricity for All

LEGRAND
Electricity for All

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Providing access to electricity

Providing access to electricity

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