Group Energy Manager
Reduce our carbon footprint
Contributing to the fight against climate change
In order to limit the impact of the Group's activities on climate change, Legrand is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and that of its products by:
- reducing its direct greenhouse gas emissions;
- enabling customers and buildings to reduce their energy consumption;
- supporting its suppliers on a trajectory to reduce carbon emissions.
It is Legrand’s ambition to actively contribute to the development of a low-carbon society.
Legrand is engaged on all fronts
In order to achieve its objectives, Legrand is committed to reducing the following CO2 emissions:
- direct emissions related to its fossil fuel consumption, in particular for the heating of its sites and running of its vehicles (Scope 1);
- indirect emissions related to its electricity consumption (Scope 2);
- indirect emissions (Scope 3), in particular those related to goods and services purchased, transport services, and the distribution and end-of-life processing of products sold.
Scope 1 and 2: direct and indirect emissions at our establishments and manufacturing sites.
Scope 3: indirect emissions produced by goods and services purchased, transport services, and the distribution and end-of-life processing of products sold.
«The fight against climate change is a collective responsibility. As a committed company, Legrand must be in a position to be exemplary in terms of reducing its CO2 emissions. It must offer innovative solutions that enable users of Legrand solutions to improve building energy efficiency and bring the sector’s stakeholders on board towards reaching carbon neutrality.»
Source: International Energy Agency
Reducing the impact of our activities
Legrand sees the reduction of CO2 emissions related to its activities as a priority. To achieve this, the Group is committed to reducing its overall energy consumption. All of the Group’s entities are concerned by this initiative to reduce energy intensity. On each site, the challenge is to implement technologies that require the least energy to achieve the same industrial performance and provide the same lighting and heating conditions for employees. The reduction of CO2 emissions also involves the purchasing of “green” energy and the installation of renewable electricity sources on the Group’s sites.
Providing low-carbon solutions for our customers
The building sector is responsible for 40% of global CO2 emissions. For Legrand, improving the carbon footprint and the energy performance of buildings is a major challenge to be met. The impact of buildings during construction and renovation is increasingly governed by environmental regulations and standards, leading to growing demand for eco-designed and transparent products. Legrand’s eco-design approach has been in place for many years now and the Group provides Product Sustainable Profiles for 70% of products in the catalogue. In addition, the development and installation of products and solutions that improve building energy efficiency enable Legrand users to reduce their energy consumption. These solutions include presence sensors, consumption measurement tools and connected home management systems. For non-residential buildings and datacenters, Legrand provides measurement and control equipment such as smart power distribution units, lighting management solutions and high efficiency products such as UPS and transformers. In addition, Legrand has a comprehensive electric vehicle charging offering, particularly in Europe.
Improving energy efficiency in datacenters
By making it possible to supervise energy supplied to cabinets, and monitor the supply, charge and status of batteries in real time, the new solutions for datacenters (connected PDUs, busbars and UPS) significantly improve their energy efficiency..
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