Legrand Expands Reach of Better Communities Program: Over $550K in Financial and Product in Donations in 2017
WEST HARTFORD, Conn., January 30, 2018 – In 2017, Legrand employees volunteered more than 2,000 hours of their time, planned 78 events across the country, and contributed more than $550K in product and financial donations to a variety of worthy organizations as part of the company’s Better Communities program. The program works to enhance employee and community welfare through programs that help people enjoy healthier, more productive and rewarding lives.
Efforts that were organized as part of the Better Communities program in 2017 include:
- Establishing 7 new local school partnerships focused on sustainable practices
- Executing a month long corporate wide American Red Cross Disaster Relief fundraiser which raised over $98K
- Donating Legrand products to 3 ground up builds for veterans with Building Homes for Heroes
Since its creation in 2014, the Legrand Better Communities program has been focused on initiatives dedicated to building and improving homes for people in need, specifically, low-income families, disabled individuals and veterans.
Legrand’s Better Communities program continues to evolve in order facilitate more employee engagement and positive community impact. As part of this evolution, the program has expanded its focus to three specific causes.
Better Homes: Partnering with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Building Homes for Heroes, and Rebuilding Together, Legrand employee volunteers assist low-income, disabled individuals and veterans to build and improve their homes.
Better Schools: Working with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, this initiative focuses on the environmental impacts of schools through waste, water and energy management and helps transform them into more sustainable environments.
Better Recovery: By supporting non-profit organizations like the American Red Cross, Legrand supports emergency assistance and disaster relief to communities in need.
“The impact we have been able to make with our Better Communities program is the direct result of our outstanding employees who have shown a steadfast commitment to enhancing the areas where they live by improving the lives of those in need. Legrand has also received exceptional support from our customers, sales representatives and supplier partners. We look forward to further increasing our efforts in 2018 and beyond as we broaden these programs to reach even more of our neighbors in need of assistance,” stated John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand North and Central America.
In 2018 Legrand will look to expand on a range of ongoing Better Communities programs. Employees are encouraged to take part in events in their local areas as coordinated by site captains who oversee and organize philanthropic events for local staff.
For more information on the Legrand Better Communities program please visit: www.legrand.us/aboutus/sustainability/employee-and-community-welfare.aspx
About Legrand, North and Central America
Legrand is a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures. Its comprehensive offering of solutions for use in commercial, industrial, and residential markets makes it a benchmark for customers worldwide. Innovation for a steady flow of new products with high added value is a prime vector for growth, including, in particular, connected devices stemming from Legrand’s global Eliot (Electricity and IoT) program. Legrand reported sales of $5.6 billion in 2016. Legrand has a strong presence in North and Central America, with a portfolio of well-known market brands and product lines that includes AFCO Systems, C2G, Cablofil, Chief, Da-Lite, Electrorack, Finelite, Luxul, Middle Atlantic Products, Milestone AV, Nuvo, OCL, On-Q, Ortronics, Pass & Seymour, Pinnacle, Projecta, QMotion, Quiktron, Raritan, Sanus, Server Technology Solarfective, Vaddio, Vantage, Wattstopper, and Wiremold. Legrand is listed on Euronext Paris and is a component stock of indexes including the CAC40, FTSE4Good, MSCI World, ASPI, Corporate Oekom Rating, and DJSI (ISIN code FR0010307819) www.legrand.us.