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Legrand | Ortronics Demonstrates Continued Commitment to Environmental Awareness through ISO 14001 Certification

New London, CT, January 13, 2010 – Legrand | Ortronics, a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, furthers their commitment to the protection of the environment through ISO 14001 Certification at its New London, CT corporate office. Legrand | Ortronics joins four additional Legrand facilities in North America to receive the certification. ISO 14001 is an important global distinction that signifies an organization’s commitment to continuous improvement of their environmental performance.

ISO 14001 Certification is granted upon the successful implementation and maintenance of an Environmental Management System that ensures that an organization has established, implemented, maintained and framed a process for improvement upon an environmental management system, to assure itself of conformity with its stated environmental policy. ISO 14001 Certification is granted on the successful completion of an external audit of the organization’s Environmental Management System by a third party auditor.

In an effort to acknowledge their global responsibility for the environment, Legrand | Ortronics has developed a corporate mission, founded on three main pillars: prevention of pollution, compliance to all regulatory requirements, and continuous improvement. “Ortronics is dedicated to the continued integration of sustainable practices into our business processes to remain environmentally responsible while helping our customers do the same,” said Mark Panico, President, Legrand | Ortronics. “ISO 14001 Certification has taken a strong commitment companywide to implement and is a tremendous accomplishment for Ortronics.”

In addition to ensuring that Ortronics maintains high environmental standards, the company is also committed to transferring those standards into the solutions they offer. Smart manufacturing processes, thoughtful supplier choices, and innovative product offerings focused on driving energy efficiency are a cornerstone of the Ortronics mission to help customers achieve their “green” agenda.

For more information on Ortronics commitment to the environment, please visit their EcoInfrastructure website at


For more information contact:
Legrand | Ortronics, 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
Sales: 860-445-3900 or 800-934-5432, Fax: 888-282-0043 or 860-405-2992
E-mail:, Internet:

Editorial Contact and Photos:
Laura Fradette, Marketing Communications Manager
Legrand | Ortronics, 125 Eugene O'Neill Drive, New London, CT 06320
Direct Tel: 860-405-2861, Fax: 860-405-2972

Background for Editors:
Legrand | Ortronics (, headquartered in New London, Connecticut, USA  is a global leader in high performance network infrastructure solutions, offering a complete range of Category 5e, 6 and 10 Gig copper, fiber optic, and residential/MDU connectivity solutions, as well as Layer Zero™ physical support solutions including Cablofil® wire mesh cable tray and Wiremold® pathways.

Legrand | Ortronics is part of Legrand, the global leader in products and systems for electrical installations and information networks where people live and work. Employing over 33,000 people worldwide, Legrand reported net sales exceeding $5.8 billion in 2008. The company holds over 5,000 active patents, with nearly 170,000 catalog items divided into 95 product families. Legrand has a strong presence in the North American market, with a portfolio of products that includes Cablofil, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Vantage, Watt Stopper and Wiremold. The company is actively expanding its market divisions that include Electrical Wiring Systems, Home Systems, Lighting Controls and Commercial Datacom. Committed to providing a steady flow of innovative new products with high added value, Legrand invests 4-5% of sales in R&D. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial and residential markets makes it a benchmark for suppliers worldwide. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the SBF120, FTSE4Good and MSCI World (ISIN code FR0010307819).