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Socially Responsible Sourcing

One of the most important aspects of sustainability at Legrand is ensuring the suppliers we do business with act in a social and environmentally responsible manner.

We also understand it's our responsibility to work with our suppliers to achieve the best possible outcome. As such, we have a dedicated team within the supply chain that focuses on ensuring suppliers' practices incorporate fair treatment and pay for their employees, consider the impact their actions have on the environment, and ensure the security of our supply chain at origin.

Ultimately, our goal is to provide a world-class product in a socially responsible manner. Here are some of the ways we do this:

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

Legrand AV Division has implemented a thorough CSR audit program to evaluate and monitor the CSR performance of our suppliers. In building sustainable relationships with suppliers, we look to them to share in the responsibility and continually look for ways to improve their CSR management system.

Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT)

With strict security process controls both in the U.S. and at our overseas suppliers, Legrand AV Division has earned Tier 2 C-TPAT validation from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. C-TPAT is a voluntary government-business initiative to build cooperative relationships that strengthen and improve overall international supply chain and U.S. border security.

Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC)

Legrand AV Division, in conjunction with a retail partner, supports the EICC and its work to ensure safety and responsible practices in the electronics industry supply chain.

California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010

Legrand AV Division supports the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010, a law designed to eradicate slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain.

Policy Statement on Conflict Minerals

As a socially responsible company, Legrand AV Division supports the efforts of human rights organizations to end violence and atrocities in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and nine adjoining countries: Republic of Congo, Central Africa Republic, South Sudan, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania, Burundi, Rwanda and Uganda. It has been widely reported that the major driver of this violence is the natural abundance of the minerals tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold, now referred to as “conflict minerals.” Armed groups fight for control of mines in this region and use forced labor to mine and sell the minerals, which in turn funds ongoing violence.

In August 2012, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) approved the final rule regarding the sourcing of conflict minerals as defined in the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, Section 1502. Under this rule, publicly traded companies must report annually to the SEC the presence of “conflict minerals” originating from Central Africa in either the products they manufacture or contract to manufacture, or use in the production process. While Legrand AV Division is not a publicly traded U.S. company, many of our customers are and so we are actively working to eliminate conflict minerals from our global supply chain.

In support of this policy, Legrand AV Division requires all suppliers to provide materials that are “DRC Conflict-Free”. Legrand AV Division does not directly source any minerals from the DRC or the nine adjoining countries.