Social responsibility |12.07.2009
Legrand South Africa achieves renewal of its Black Economic Empowerment certificate with an improved rating.
Having first been granted BEE (Black Economic Empowerment) certification in 2008, Legrand South Africa had its certificate renewed in 2009, moving from grade 8 to grade 7. This improved rating was due to various measures including the use of local BEE providers, the reinforcement of coloured people among management staff and an increase in the entity's welfare expenditure.
BEE is a South African national scheme that aims to speed up the economic integration of historically disadvantaged population categories in South Africa, especially black people, women, young people, the disabled and inhabitants of rural communities.
This achievement means Legrand is now considered a BEE value-added partner, and its client companies receive points for their own certificates, thereby contributing to increasing the overall impact of the scheme.