Believing actions say much more than words

At Legrand, we do more than set goals, we set examples. 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. As part of that commitment, we:

  • Established comprehensive corporate sustainability policies for Legrand North America, including explicitly stated goals and best practices.

  • Became a partner in the Department of Energy's Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge in 2011.

  • Hold ISO 14001 certification across 15 North American facilities.

  • Maintain an EPA SmartWay Transport Partnership and use Certified SmartWay Carriers.

  • Earned a spot in the 2017 Global 100 Index of worldwide companies most committed to sustainable development.

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.

Reduced Energy Intensity
38% - Between 2009 and 2013, we reduced our energy intensity by 38% across 14 U.S. sites, well exceeding the Better Buildings, Better Plants Challenge goal of 25% in 10 years. Our 2022 goal: a 25% reduction over our 2012 measurements.
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Reduced Waste-to-Landfill
94% - Since 2012 we diverted 94% of our solid waste from reaching landfills. Our 2022 goal; divert 100% of our solid waste.
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Reduced Water Intensity
20% - In 2016, 12 sites collectively reduced our water intensity by 20% compared to a 2012 baseline. Our 2022 goal; a 25% reduction in water intensity over our 2012 measurements.
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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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