CONTRIBUTING TO THE FIGHT AGAINST CLIMATE CHANGE
In order to limit the impact of the Group's activities on the climate, Legrand is committed to reducing its carbon footprint and that of its products, mainly by reducing its direct greenhouse gas emissions, by enabling customers and buildings to reduce their energy consumption, but also by 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.
Reducing the impact of our own 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 involves the purchasing of “green” energy and the installation of renewable electricity sources on the Group’s sites. 2024 TARGET - Reduce the Group’s CO2 emissions within scopes 1 and 2 by 10% each year through energy efficiency improvements at our manufacturing sites and renewable energy deployment - Encourage at least 250 key suppliers to have an official CO2 emission reduction target of 30% on average by 2030
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 building energy performance is a major challenge to be met. The impact of buildings during their construction and renovation is increasingly governed by environmental standards, leading to growing demand for eco-designed and transparent products. Legrand’s ecodesign approach has been in place for many years now and there is a Product Sustainable Profile for 70% of products in the catalogue. In addition, the development and installation of equipment and solutions that improve building energy efficiency enable each Legrand user to reduce their energy consumption. Among other things, these solutions include presence sensors, consumption measurement tools and connected home management systems. For non-residential buildings and data centers, Legrand provides measurement and control equipment such as smart power distribution units, lighting management solutions and highefficiency products such as UPS and transformers. In addition, Legrand has a comprehensive electric vehicle charging offering, particularly in Europe.
Improving energy efficiency in data centers
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 data centers (connected PDUs, busbars and UPS) significantly improve their energy efficiency.. 2024 TARGET Thanks to the Group’s Energy Efficiency solutions, enable our customers to avoid the emission of 12 million tonnes of CO2