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Supply Chain Sustainability

We are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values regarding respect for human rights, integrity and environmental responsibility.

Legrand's ethics are at the heart of all its economic relations, all along the value chain. As a global specialist and market leader, Legrand is committed to the highest levels of ethical interactions with all stakeholders, distributors, installers or end customers, and the overall economic environment in which the Group operates daily.

The Legrand Group global headquarters located in Limoges, France, aims to provide users with sustainable solutions and to ensure sustainable purchasing. In our Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap, we’ve outlined the areas of action which will deepen our commitment to a strong business ecosystem.

Providing Sustainable Solutions Protecting the health and safety of users

Legrand is committed to protecting the health and safety of the users of our products and, in turn, reducing the possibility that our finished products could create risk to the user. That is why we take great care to manufacture quality products. However, we acknowledge that there are occasions when it is necessary to issue a recall on our products. When that happens, our product risk quality policy outlines steps to quickly and responsibly identify and record product quality issues, evaluate the potential health and safety risk to users and communicate with users as necessary. Our goal is to ensure that 100% of turnover is covered by a product risk quality policy.

Stimulating innovation thanks to partnerships: Legrand’s success is highly dependent on our ability to develop and market new and unique products and services in the markets we serve. We are committed to both organic innovation and innovation through partnerships to identify new opportunities to advance safety, security, performance, efficiency and sustainability within high performance buildings. We prioritize partnerships with universities, consortia, associations and with researchers. Our goal for this roadmap is to seek new innovation partnerships on behalf of Legrand Group.

Ensuring sustainable procurement Legrand’s suppliers are important external stakeholders within our organization’s value chain. We work to ensure that our suppliers operate in accordance with policies and practices that meet our global standards for health, safety, the environment, and human rights by conducting risk assessments and by guiding our suppliers to develop action plans to improve their performance as needed. We monitor and document their progress in the field to have confidence that the components, materials and products we source are consistent with our commitment to sustainability.

We mitigate social and environmental risks throughout the supply chain by promoting awareness and training for even greater integration of CSR into purchasing practices:
Our goal is to train 1,000 employees on the life cycle cost decision-making process globally and for the approach to be implemented for identified purchases.

Deploying duty of care with suppliers identified as at-risk in CSR terms: For our suppliers that are identified as at-risk in terms of CSR, our goal is to improve the situation for 100% of suppliers.

Working Towards a Conflict-Free Supply Chain

Legrand, North and Central America believes in sourcing from responsible suppliers and is actively working towards a conflict-free supply chain. LNCA and its subsidiaries are committed to sourcing components and materials from companies that share our values regarding respect for human rights, integrity and environmental responsibility. Legrand, North America is committed to complying with the OECD Due Diligence Guidance for Responsible Supply Chains of Minerals from Conflict-Affected and High-Risk Areas, as well as the applicable requirements of Section 1502 of the Dodd-Frank Act, which aims to prevent the use of tin, tantalum, tungsten, and gold (“3TG”) that directly or indirectly finances or benefits armed groups in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) or in adjoining countries. Affected suppliers to Legrand North America will be required to commit to being or becoming "conflict-free" by sourcing, where possible, 3TG only from conflict-free smelters. Each affected supplier to Legrand North America will be required to provide a completed EICC-GeSI declaration (CMRT) evidencing such supplier's commitment to becoming conflict-free and documenting smelters of origin for the 3TG that it purchases. Click here to view Legrand's official policy statement on conflict minerals, or contact us at conflict.minerals@legrand.us.

Statement on California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 (SB 657).

Legrand believes in sourcing from responsible suppliers who are compliant with all applicable laws and regulations. As part of our commitment as a signatory to the UN Global Compact, we have committed to the Ten Principles, of which two address human rights:

  • Principle 1: Businesses should support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights; and
  • Principle 2: Make sure that they are not complicit in human rights abuses.

Legrand North America is taking steps to ensure it and its suppliers do not participate in human trafficking. We expect that our suppliers, present and future, will abide by applicable laws and regulations. Legrand North America is not aware of any of its suppliers engaging in slavery or human trafficking and has not received any information suggesting otherwise. Legrand North America reserves the right to audit any supplier for compliance to applicable laws and regulations and environmental health and safety standards.

Pertaining specifically to SB 657, Legrand North America

  • Does not verify its suppliers to evaluate the risks of human trafficking and slavery;
  • Does not conduct audits of suppliers specifically regarding human trafficking and slavery;
  • Does not require suppliers to certify that materials incorporated into Legrand products comply with human trafficking and slavery laws for applicable countries;
  • Maintains a Code of Ethics which outlines a procedure for reporting unethical behavior, in this case human trafficking and slavery within the supply chain; and
  • Does not provide supply chain management employees training on human trafficking and slavery outside of the Charter of Fundamental Principles, which each employee signs upon joining the company

SUSTAINABILITY

As a member of the Legrand family of brands, sustainability is a responsibility and opportunity shared across our organization. Launched in May 2019, Legrand’s newest Corporate Social Responsibility Roadmap (Sustainability at Legrand) guides investments in sustainability over the next three years and is divided into three main focal areas:

  • Business Ecosystem – Ensuring our entire supply chain acts in a socially responsible and ethical manner (Corporate Social Responsibility – Business Ecosystem | Legrand).
  • People – Dedicated to giving back to our communities, ensuring our workers are safe, helping our employees develop skills, and actively striving for diversity (Corporate Social Responsibility – People | Legrand and Diversity and Inclusion at Legrand).
  • Environment – Focus on mitigating climate change, preventing pollution, and designing and manufacturing products with the environment in mind (Corporate Social Responsibility – Environment | Legrand).

We build sustainability into everything we do and are committed to developing solutions that transform how people live and work—more efficiently, comfortably, and safely.

ETHICS AND COMPLIANCE

Legrand employees and supplier partners are expected to be familiar with the tenants of this program and to be vigilant and active in complying with them.