BUILDING A VIRTUOUS ECOSYSTEM
The integration of a circular economy approach into Legrand's activities is a major focus of the Group's sustainable development.
It is Legrand’s ambition to reduce the environmental footprint of its products, by giving priority to the circular economy, reducing the quantity of materials used and promoting the reuse of materials.
Limit the environmental impact of our products
Promoting circular economy, is to innovate in order to build an economy in which the end of life of a product is taken into account from its design stage, so as to limit its environmental impact. This ecosystem is based on more effective use of natural resources. It is also based on more complete recovery of waste, both for Legrand and for the electrical and digital sector, in particular by setting up end-of-life processing channels for Legrand products. In addition, by stimulating innovation, the approach creates new business opportunities for the Group.
In order to reduce its environmental impact, Legrand incorporates circular economy principles into the development of new products. This eco-design approach concerns all of the stages in the product life cycle, from design to end of life, in particular through the choice of raw materials. Legrand is committed to using more recycled materials. 2024 TARGET Achieve a 15% recycled plastics use rate and 40% recycled metals use rate in products manufactured by the Group
Boxes made of 100% recycled plastic
Since 2020, all of the flush-mounting boxes in the Batibox masonry range have been produced using recycled plastic.
Provide environmental information on our products
Because reducing the environmental footprint of buildings is linked to choices made during their early design stages, it is important to be able to inform designers and installers of the environmental impact of the products they specify and install. Developed at the initiative of Legrand in particular, the PEP (Product Environmental Profile) eco-passport has become the leading environmental declaration programme for electrical and digital equipment. 2024 TARGET Cover 72% of the Group’s annual sales with Product Sustainable Profiles
Limit waste production and maximise waste processing
Legrand works to limit waste production related to its manufacturing activities and seeks to reduce the negative impacts of waste by promoting the use of recovery channels. Sharing good practices enables the limiting and reuse of production scraps. 2024 TARGET Eliminate 100% of single-use plastic in flow pack and expanded polystyrene packaging