Group, Social responsibility |07.02.2020
Emission reduction and carbon neutrality: Legrand steps up its measures to fight climate change
Acutely aware of the climate emergency, Legrand, as a global specialist in electrical and digital building infrastructures, announces its determination to speed up the rhythm of its decarbonation trajectory, which was validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative in 2017.
The Group is now aligning its strategy with the most ambitious target of the Paris Agreement, which aims to limit the global temperature increase to 1.5°C above pre-industrial levels and to achieve carbon neutrality.
Legrand aims to eliminate its net greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 across all of its activities, for a global warming level limited to 1.5°C. The path towards this carbon neutrality comprises the following commitments:
• Speeding up its emission reduction efforts so as to reach the targets validated by the Science-Based Targets initiative by 2030. This involves:
o A 3% average annual reduction in the energy consumption of its facilities;
o Deployment of its energy efficiency solutions across its sites;
o Use of renewable energy sources by way of production or purchase of green energy;
o Ensuring its automobile fleet evolves towards hybrid or electrical vehicles;
o Supporting its supply chain in reducing its CO2 emissions.
• In addition to the initiatives stated above, participating in voluntary projects for carbon compensation, in the amount of the residual emissions of its operational activities and employee travel , to achieve neutrality by 2022 on these scopes, thereby making an immediate short-term contribution to attainment of the global aim in terms of CO2 emission reductions.
These ambitious aims, which are founded on a demanding action plan deployed throughout the Group, once more illustrate Legrand’s commitment to contribute actively to the energy transition.
1 On scopes 1, 2 & 3
2 This target concerns scopes 1 & 2, as well as business travel and day-to-day commuting of staff (part of scope 3), according to the methodology of the GHG protocol.