Legrand North and Central America’s Strategic Sourcing & Procurement Vision
To establish a world class innovative and competitive supply base that exceeds Legrand's needs as well as that of Legrand's customers, including enhance material productivity, supply chain risk management & optimization, new product development and sourcing best practice & benchmarking. As a supplier you are responsible to provide us with high quality materials or services and we have a responsibility to our customers to ensure that our products are always of high standards.
“Designed to be better” – That’s the Legrand’s promise to our customers. Thousands of customers choose our products for their design and 100% quality. Achieving these results always require a stronger execution of our Supply Chain Management. Being a supplier, you play a vital role in our Supply Chain. We expect you to understand our requirements, policies and standards for achieving better results. We depend on you and your products for building success stories with our customers. Strong relationships are built based on the results and it’s our responsibility to monitor your performance by maintaining proper scorecards for our suppliers.
Sustainable Purchasing Code
In 2013, Legrand defined a sustainable purchasing code focusing on three rules concerning its choice of suppliers:
In accordance with the ILO (International Labour Organisation), whatever the laws in the country, the supplier must never make children below the age of 15 work.
The supplier must have performed an evaluation of occupational risks related to its business and must have implemented the necessary actions to control them.
The supplier must have performed an evaluation of environmental risk related to its business and must have implemented the necessary actions to control them.
Supplier Policy Resources & Downloads
Legrand, North America believes in sourcing from responsible suppliers and is actively working towards a conflict-free supply chain.
Legrand, North America 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.
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.