All over the world, Legrand is committed on behalf of its employees and local communities to respecting human rights, diversity, security, health, well-being and safety, and nurturing the talents of each individual.
COMMITTING TO STAFF AND LOCAL COMMUNITIES
With more than 38,000 employees worldwide and sales or industrial and business sites in more than 90 countries, Legrand keeps developing while paying particular attention to its social responsibilities. The Group intends to guarantee, throughout the world, respect for Human Rights and is fully involved in local communities. It is also committed to safeguarding the safety and health of all of its employees. Legrand also aims to develop the skills of every person and to promote diversity. Only by promoting the advancement of its employees can the Group progress and help move its business sector forwards.
20 nationalities represented at Legrand headquarters
16.6% of key positions occupied by women at the end of 2019
100% of staff members in high-risk countries evaluated at the end of 2019
More than 2.5 million people benefiting directly or indirectly from access to energy thanks to the partnership with Electriciens sans frontières launched in 2007
Respecting human rights and communities
Legrand also considers that its responsibility is to contribute to the life of the territories in which it operates, not only through its business activity, but also wherever needs are expressed and wherever the Group is legitimate.
Whatever the local context, Legrand undertakes to observe the rules and voluntary standards of responsible behaviour with regard to Human Rights.
Respecting human rights
As this is a priority issue, respect for Human Rights today concerns all countries in which Legrand is present, including areas that are not considered to be at risk.
Contribute to the life of territories
Legrand considers that its responsibility is to contribute to the life of the territories in which it operates, not only through its business activity, but also wherever needs are expressed and wherever the Group is legitimate. Through sponsorship, Legrand provides assistance to local communities in the fight against exclusion, loss of autonomy and electricity poverty.
Goals for 2021
- 100% of Legrand facilities respect human rights
- A sponsorship strategy deployed in local communities in 75% of countries where the Group is present
Promoting health, safety and well-being at work
The health and safety of each employee are priority goals of Legrand’s social policy. This commitment covers the control of occupational risks, monitoring the effectiveness of preventive measures, and implementation of a continuous improvement approach. The Group is also committed to its employees and concerned for their satisfaction and well-being at work
Goals for 2021
- Reduce the accident frequency rate (with and without time off work) by 20%
- Implement Legrand Way health and safety rules for 90% of the workforce
- 70% engagement rate among employees
- Deploy the Serenity On program in 95% of countries where the group is present
In a context of digitalisation and necessary adaptation of staff to new skills, human resources take the challenges and priorities related to Legrand’s activity into account. The Group is working to attract and retain talented staff in order to meet its future needs. Skills management is carried out with due regard for the well-being at work and the satisfaction of the Group’s employees.
Goals for 2021
- At least 85% of employees trained each year
- An individual performance review for more than 90% of managers
Promoting equality of opportunity and diversity
Legrand sees diversity within a company, i.e. the variety of human profiles, as a factor stimulating innovation, performance and quality of life at work. Diversity in the workplace is therefore encouraged by each Legrand entity, in accordance with its own specificities. The Human Resources Department is also committed to diversifying the profiles of the talents that accompany the Group’s growth.
Goal for 2021
20% more women in management jobs