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.
Committed to health and safety in the workplace
Our responsibility is to ensure health and safety at work
Managing occupational risks
Managing occupational risks is a fundamental principle of Health and Safety at Work.
All Legrand subsidiaries and sites are concerned and involved in the initiative. Evaluation of the management of occupational risks is based on eight criteria which are evaluated via the Health & Safety at Work reporting process. These criteria concern, in particular, promotion of the Prevention Charter, the evaluation of occupational risks, the creation of health & safety committees, and training.
Monitoring and improving workplace health and safety
One of the aims of the Prevention policy implemented by Legrand is to continually reduce the accidentology (accidents at work and occupational illnesses).
A workplace health and safety management system based on the ILO-OSH 2001 guidelines is used in the Group's entities. Its aim is also to promote best practices throughout the Group.
100% of Group employees* are subject to a formal risk assessment
*excluding acquisitions under 3 years.
4 hours of health and safety training, per person per year
Goal for 2021
Reduce the accident frequency rate (with and without time off work) by 20%
Goal for 2021
Implement Legrand Way health and safety rules for 90% of the workforce
Musculoskeletal disorders (MSD): preventing at-risk situations
Musculoskeletal disorders are the main cause of occupational illness at Legrand.
To guide employees, a multi-disciplinary group made up of occupational doctors and staff with different roles drafted an MSD Directive suggesting a method to detect situations posing a high MSD risk.
It contains explanations concerning MSDs specific to Legrand's activities. It also formalises the Group's desire to consider all the risk factors that can favour the onset of MSDs, particularly the ergonomics of workstations.
MSDs: the leading cause of occupational illness at Legrand
Accidentology: real-time reporting
Legrand has kept a real-time log of workplace accidents since 2015.
A monthly report by geographical zone and Strategic Business Unit sets out the results according to the equipment involved, injury type, and location of the injury to the body.
This report allows more precise tracking of accidentology indicators, which improves awareness of changes in the accident frequency rate. It is also a tool to steer trends and evaluate action plans.
Legrand takes the well-being of employees into account
The well-being and satisfaction of employees are an important part of Legrand's social approach. In 2015, the Group's Executive Committee ratified the charter of "15 commitments for a work–life balance", which aims to promote a flexible and open management culture, which is essential in order to adapt to the technological and sociological changes affecting company life. Above all, the aim is to enable all employees to maintain a sensible work–life balance.
Engagement is a priority
Legrand has always made employee engagement and satisfaction at work a priority. International surveys covering all employees enable each person to share their opinion on key subjects affecting their daily work.
For the first time in 2017, Legrand carried out a world-wide survey regarding employee engagement. Conducted by an external service provider, this 100% digital survey gave each person the opportunity to give their opinion regarding their engagement. 78% of employees took part. In 2018, almost 300 action plans were launched to meet the expectations employees hd expressed in this survey.
Goal for 2021
70 % engagement rate among employees
Guaranteeing minimum social protection
Launched in 2017, the Serenity On program opens a new social chapter in the history of Legrand. It aims to offer a minimum level of social security protection in terms of parental benefits, healthcare, and death/disability to Group employees worldwide.
Each entity has local responsibility for implementing the mechanism by 2021. The "Parenthood" program is in place: Legrand employees throughout the world benefit from a minimum standard for their maternity and paternity leave.
Goal for 2021
Deploy the Serenity On program in 95% of countries where the group is present