Social responsibility, Group |07.09.2021
Legrand obtains Platinum EcoVadis status
In July 2021, Legrand received the Platinum EcoVadis medal, the highest distinction that rewards the Top 1% of the most successful comapnies in CSR* among all companies evaluated by EcoVadis.
For its assessment, EcoVadis refers to benchmark CSR standards, such as the UN Global Compact, ILO conventions, GRI standards, country laws and regulations, and the ISO 26000 standard. The company's rating score is assessed through the 4 dimensions of CSR performance: Environment, Ethics, Social and Human Rights, and Responsible Purchasing.
Obtaining this recognition attests to the Group's very good performance in terms of CSR. For the “Environment” dimension, Legrand obtains a score of 90/100, which once again demonstrates the alignment of its climate strategy with the most ambitious objective of the Paris Agreement, aimed at limiting the global increase in temperatures to 1.5 °C above pre-industrial levels and achieving carbon neutrality.
What is Ecovadis?
EcoVadis aims to improve the social and environmental practices of companies by leveraging the influence of global supply chains. EcoVadis manages the first collaborative platform allowing companies to assess the Sustainable Development performance of their suppliers. Combining innovative technologies and CSR expertise, EcoVadis helps buyers and suppliers adopt more sustainable practices. As an independent expert, it produces evaluations on the CSR performance of companies, providing them with a complete diagnosis and tools for improvement.
*CSR: Corporate Social Responsability