Legrand employees volunteered more than 2,000 hours of their time, planned 78 events across the country, and contributed more than $550,000 in product and financial donations to a variety of organizations as part of its Better Communities program. The program works to enhance employee and community welfare through programs that help people enjoy healthier, more productive and rewarding lives.
Efforts that were organized as part of the Better Communities program in 2017:
- Establishing 7 local school partnerships focused on sustainable practices
- Executing a month long corporate wide American Red Cross Disaster Relief fundraiser which raised over $98,000
- Donating Legrand products to 3 ground up builds for veterans with Building Homes for Heroes
Since its creation in 2014, the Legrand Better Communities program has been focused on initiatives dedicated to building and improving homes for people in need, specifically, low-income families, disabled individuals and veterans.
The Legrand Better Communities program continues to evolve in order facilitate more employee engagement and positive community impact. As part of this evolution, the program has expanded its focus to three specific causes.
Better Homes: Partnering with organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Building Homes for Heroes, and Rebuilding Together, Legrand employee volunteers assist low-income, disabled individuals and veterans to build and improve their homes.
Better Schools: Working with the U.S. Green Building Council’s Center for Green Schools, this initiative focuses on the environmental impacts of schools through waste, water and energy management and helps transform them into more sustainable environments.
Better Recovery: By supporting non-profit organizations, like the American Red Cross, Legrand supports emergency assistance and disaster relief to communities in need.
“The impact we have been able to make with our Better Communities program is the direct result of our employees who have shown a commitment to enhancing the areas where they live by improving the lives of those in need. Legrand has also received support from our customers, sales representatives and supplier partners. We look forward to further increasing our efforts in 2018 and beyond as we broaden these programs to reach even more of our neighbors in need of assistance,” states John Selldorff, CEO, Legrand North and Central America.
In 2018 Legrand will look to expand on a range of ongoing Better Communities programs. Employees are encouraged to take part in events in their local areas as coordinated by site captains who oversee and organize philanthropic events for local staff.