Believing actions say much more than wordsWe'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 18 North American facilities.
- Maintained an EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership and use Certified SmartWay Carriers.
In 2016, we installed a 500kW fuel cell system at our headquarters in West Hartford, CT to improve our buildings energy.
In February 2018, our 100-year old manufacturing facility and corporate headquarters became LEED Certified. Check out this case study to see how we achieved it.
We provide employees and customers with confidence that our manufacturing, distribution, and business activities are conducted with strict attention to an environmental management system.
Reducing Our Impact
Legrand Group has committed to reducing the greenhouse gas emissions related to its energy consumption by 30% by 2030 and by 75% by 2050 through a formal commitment to the Science Based Targets Initiative.
Between 2009 and 2017, Legrand has decreased its energy intensity by 48.5%, meeting our pledge to the DOE’s Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge, ahead of schedule. We continued the commitment by pledging a third time.
In 2019, we diverted 92% of our solid waste from reaching landfills. Our 2022 goal is to divert 99.5% of our solid waste from landfill.
In 2019, we reduced our water intensity by over 25% compared to a 2012 baseline. Our 2022 goal is to maintain or exceed a 25% reduction.