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Reduce the Group's environmental footprint

  • 6 new certified sites

    in 2014

  • 32 %

    in hours of internal training dedicated to the environment between 2012 and 2014

  • 2 %

    in energy savings means no less than

    600,000 euros

    of spending saved each year.

Legrand's environmental policy is implemented on its sites through ISO 14001 certification. This leads to the implementation of an EMS (Environmental Management System) with two main consequences:

  • the determination of the site's significant environmental aspects,
  • implementation of a continuous improvement process.

This approach leads to a reduction of environmental impacts thanks to the local deployment of actions shown to be effective in the Group's pilot entities.

 

Our responsibility is to aim for ISO 14001 certification of all Group sites

Legrand's approach aims to prevent environmental risks and improve site performance. Regularly assessed, the management system for industrial and logistical sites implements tailor-made action plans within a continuous improvement approach. This process involves third-party ISO 14001 certification of the Group's industrial sites. 6 new sites (related to Legrand acquisitions) were certified in this way in 2014: TCL Huizhou site in China, and the 5 sites of the Indian subsidiary Numeric.

Priority for 2014 - 2018

Achieve a rate above 90% of ISO 14001 certification
of the Group's industrial and logistics sites.


Indicator


Percentage of the Group’s ISO 14001-certified sites.

Generate progress in the acquired companies

Legrand is embarking on a certification process for the companies newly acquired by the Group. Any acquired site must be certified within five years. An initiative to support new industrial sites to achieve the required level is therefore being implemented, with continuous improvement plans consisting of applying the best environmental practices used in the Group to industrial sites that are joining Legrand. This will represents a significant and recurring effort, particularly in certain countries for which the regulatory or standard framework is far from ISO 14001 certification criteria.

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Water consumption: a differentiate approach according to the context and the availability of water

Environmental reporting covers water use on industrial sites. But to measure the impact of Legrand activities, we need not only to measure the volume of water used by sites, but also its value to the local community. Two essential elements are to be taken into consideration in estimating this value: the natural availability of water and competition for access to this resource. That is why the Legrand Group manages its use of water resources on a site-specific basis, by taking into consideration the local scarcity of water.

All industrial installations are strictly controlled in terms of potential pollution due to discharge into the water.

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Our responsibility is to reduce the energy intensity of the Group's activities

As a manufacturer, Legrand considers that reducing the energy intensity of its activities is a priority. To achieve this, the Group is committed to reducing its overall energy consumption. All subsidiaries and all industrial, logistical, and commercial sites are concerned by this continuous improvement approach. On each site, areas for improvement are identified and action plans are implemented to reduce consumption.

Priority for 2014 - 2018

Reduce energy intensity by 10%.


Indicator


The Group’s energy intensity.

 
Legrand Office Building ISO 14001

Initiatives to reduce energy intensity

Legrand watches out for the best available manufacturing techniques and makes an effort to promote less energy-hungry manufacturing processes (free cooling, electrical injection press, energy-efficient motor, etc.). The energy-efficient solutions developed by the Group are installed on the sites, like the Legrand energy manager installed on the Wuxi site in China. The Group also installs lighting management systems and is equipped with solar panels and charging terminals for electric vehicles. Energy audits are also carried out on the sites.

Evaluating the Carbon Footprint

Every year, Legrand calculates and publishes the Group Carbon Footprint according to the GHG protocol international methodology. The purpose of this is to evaluate CO2 emissions related to energy consumption in the Group. The CO2 emissions of Scopes 1 and 2 that are directly related to the Group's activities on the one hand and the indirect emissions of Scope 3 on the other hand. The full calculation results confirm that Legrand, as a materials transformation and assembly industry, does not have high carbon intensity. Functions involving raw materials, purchased goods and services, or the logistics and consumption of manufacturing sites are the main direct or indirect sources of greenhouse gases produced by Legrand.

Carbon footprint
Breakdown of Group carbon emissions in 2015
Carbon footprint methodology - GHG protocol
 
Diagramme répartitions des émissions carbone du Groupe
 

 

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