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At Legrand, we do more than set goals, we set examples

Believing actions say much more than words

We're committed to operational excellence because we believe that optimizing the way we manage energy, water, and waste is not only good for the environment, it's good for business. We believe that waste equals economic inefficiency, so we strive to continuously reduce the energy and resource intensity of our business. Here are a few of our accomplishments:

  • Established comprehensive corporate sustainability policies for Legrand, North and Central America, including explicitly stating goals and best practices.
  • Became a partner in the Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2011 and have since won several awards from the DOE recognizing our accomplishments.
  • Recognized by the Alliance to Save Energy through their Star of Energy Efficiency, Industrial Manufacturing Award in 2018.
  • Achieved ISO 14001 certification across 19 North American facilities.
  • Maintained an EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership and use Certified SmartWay Carriers.

To learn more about our commitments, see below.

Legrand LEED® Certification Case Study - West Hartford, CT

In February 2018, Legrand, North and Central America's headquarters became LEED Certified. As a result, the LEED project team has produced a case study to share best practices and challenges.

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Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

Legrand Group has committed to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions directly related to its energy consumption by 30% by 2030, and by 75% by 2050 through a formal commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative (SBTI). 

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Reduced Energy Intensity

48% - Between 2009 and 2017, we decreased our energy intensity by 48.5%, meeting our pledges to the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge ahead of schedule, twice. We are continuing our commitment by pledging a third time.

Waste To Landfill

94.3% - In 2018, we diverted 94.3% of our solid waste from reaching landfills. Our 2022 goal: divert 99.5% of our solid waste from landfill. 

Reducing Water Intensity

27% - In 2018, reduced our water intensity by 27% compared to a 2012 baseline. Our 2022 goal: maintain a 25% reduction in water intensity over our 2012 performance.

Legrand, North America CEO, Energy Efficiency Is Essential to Legrand's Success

Fuel Cell Installation
In 2016 we installed a 500kW fuel cell system at our headquarters in West Hartford, CT, to improve our building’s energy efficiency and reduce the footprint of our manufactured products.
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Environmental Management
We provide employees and customers with confidence that our manufacturing, distribution, and business activities are conducted with strict attention to an environmental management system.
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