Social responsibility, Group |07.03.2018
Legrand becomes the 6th CAC 40 company to be recognized by the Science Based Targets Initiative for its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions
Limoges (France), July 3, 2018 – Legrand’s targets for greenhouse gas emission reduction, aimed at limiting the global temperature increase to 2°C in the framework of the Paris climate agreement, have been approved by the Science Based Targets initiative (SBTi).
In this context, Legrand has committed to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions directly related to its energy consumption (scope 1&2) by 30% by 2030 as compared to 2016, and by 75% by 2050. As regards its indirect emissions (scope 3), Legrand undertakes to incite its raw material and transport service suppliers to measure their own greenhouse gas emissions and to adopt targets for their reduction.
Legrand’s inclusion among companies whose targets have been validated by the SBTi underscores the central role played by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) at the heart of the Group‘s development strategy and its determination to respond to the major challenges of the energy transition. Legrand thus contributes to Sustainable Development Objective No. 13 “Climate action” as set out in the United Nations program for 2030.
In the context of its 2014-2018 CSR Roadmap, Legrand set itself the aim of reducing the energy intensity of its activity by 10% compared to the year of reference, 2013. At the end of 2017, the Group had lowered its energy intensity by 17%, thus outperforming its target thanks to the various energy efficiency initiatives deployed by its subsidiaries worldwide.
The validation by SBTi of Legrand’s targets reinforces the effects of Legrand’s long-standing efforts to limit the environmental impact of its activities. In this respect, Legrand is a signatory of the climate manifesto in the framework of COP21 conference, a member of the Global Alliance for Energy Productivity and, since 2017, a signatory of the French Climate Business Pledge.