Group, Social responsibility |02.28.2020
Legrand publishes its 2019 gender equality index
On Sunday March 1st,2020, Legrand published its 2019 gender equality index. This year, the Group scored 91 points out of 100: a six-point progress by comparison with 2018 (85 points out of 100). The publication of this index is compulsory in the framework of the French law of 5 September 2018 and the ensuing application decree published on 8 January 2019 aiming to eliminate pay gaps between men and women in business. This law introduces an obligation of performance instead of merely an obligation of diligence.
Each company’s score is calculated based on the following 5 criteria:
- the gender pay gap,
- the pay increase rate gap (excluding promotion) between men and women,
- ensuring equal promotion opportunities for men and women,
- the percentage of employees having benefited from a pay increase the year following their return from maternity leave if pay increases were granted to other staff in their absence,
- the number of members of the under-represented gender among the company’s 10 highest salaries.
Legrand’s score is the fruit of a long-standing commitment to workplace gender equality, which has been enshrined in its CSR roadmaps and reflected in company agreements. The Group has particularly improved its scores in the following criteria: closing the gender pay gap (+1 point), and the number of members of the under-represented gender among the 10 highest salaries (+5 points). This confirms the efforts made by Legrand for greater equality and to offer the same opportunities for all.