Enabling the greatest possible number of people to enjoy access to electricity
"Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all" is one of the priority sustainable development goals that the UN and its member states are seeking to achieve in 2015 – 2030 (Source).
In order to meet the electricity needs of the largest number of people, Legrand works in conjunction with stakeholders involved in local development. Since 2007, the Group has been a partner of Electriciens sans frontières (Electricians without borders), an international NGO working on developing access to energy for the most impoverished populations.
This partnership involves providing support for long-term development projects (electrification of school or hospital buildings, for example) and providing assistance for emergency humanitarian actions when needed.
Legrand's support for Electriciens sans frontières is implemented by providing financial aid, equipment and expertise.
To date, Legrand has participated in over 200 projects alongside Electriciens sans frontières to bring emergency assistance or access to electricity to people in Africa, Asia and Latin America. This action has provided approximately 2.3 million people with access to electricity, in over 35 countries.